For St Jean Baptiste, why not drink something local, to celebrate Quebec National day. After all, it is not only a celebration of the French Canadian nation but also of our local products. Here is my modest selection of local products to animate the festivities:
Domaine Lafrance Rouge Gorge Vermouth Blanc. SAQ # 13258246. $22.27, on sale from $24.75
Lovely aromatic on the nose. Cloves, anis, licorice. On the mouth, balanced, not too sweet, round with flavors bringing to mind chamomile oil, spearmint and green apple. To drink while preparing the BBQ.
Domaine St-Jacques Rosé 2016. SAQ # 11427544. $13,91, on sale from $15.45
On the nose, enticing aromas of cream soda with touches of raspberry confit and orange sorbet. Crisp and fresh with fruity aromas bringing to mind watermelon and nectarines. Subdued finale. Pair with salmon tartar, lobster rolls.
Coteau Rougemont Versant Rosé 2016. SAQ # 12644153. $!2.96, on sale from $14.40
A decent well made rose from Quebec. No brainer, with fruity red berries aromas. On the mouth, slight sweet with an impressive structure and medium to long finale. Pair it with chicken brochettes.
Have a good St-Jean and don’t forget to drink and eat local for the day!!