Far niente in Sandbank beach

In the summertime, you want to simplify your life. Nothing complicated. Vacation is on the air and so is the choice for simple but well executed meals in the company of friends and family. Here is a selection of summer wines to accompany your meals with your family and friends in your next family vacation. I myself and in a semi vacation mode. Just came back from a marvelous trip in Toronto. I was visiting family and made also a mini trip to Niagara and Prince Edward wine county regions. More this to come in the following weeks.

Here is a no brainer, cant fail wine selection for your summer libations. Keep this selection on mind when you are preparing your vacations to do list.

Have a good one!!!

White selections

Dopff & Irion Cuvee Rene Dopff Sylvaner 2016. ( Alsace, France) SAQ # 13190018. $13.95

 On the nose, anis, jazmin, and  white grapefruit aromas.  On the mouth, dry, crisp and mineral driven. Enjoy with grilled shrimps.

Domaine Paul Mas Cote Mas Blanc de Mediterranee Vin de France 2016 ( Languedoc, France). SAQ # 13289510. $11.45

Ripe yellow fruit, blanched almonds and wild fennel character. Structured yet very round in the mouth with a mediterranean profile character. Pair it with roasted fishe in the BBQ or oven

Stratus Riesling Moyer Rd RR1 2015 ( Niagara, Canada). SAQ # 13183432. $22.15

Pear flesh and  freshly cut limes with certain  lactic nuances ( plain yougurt) and indian chai spices. NaftalineOn the mouth, crisp, round-creamy, sublime texture. Citric fruit flavors ( pineapple, tangerines. ). Mineral driven finale.

Joseph Mellot Sancerre La Chatellenie 2015 ( Loire, France). SAQ # 12258842. $25.45

Delighful tropical  citrus fruits such as passion fruit, pineapple and kiwi with a touch of white nectarine. Medium to full body, crisp and very refreshing. Flavors bring to mind green apple with a zesty finale.

Vignoble du Reveur Pierres Sauvages 2013 ( Alsace, France). SAQ # 13211843. $19.40

Honey, with a complex spice character:nutmeg, cloves and white pepper. Structured with a complex  character.  Very long and caressing. Grilled some scallops with cream pasta and you will have an amazing meal with this wine.


In Reds:

François Villard L’appel des Sereines 2015 ( Rhone, France). SAQ # 12292670. $19.85

Dark pepper, licorice with balsamic notes such as mint and heady meaty scents. Harmonious and polished with soft and easy going tannins. One of the best values in the Rhone in red at the moment

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir ( Central Valley, Chile). SAQ # 13284401. $11.10

 Well made Pinot from Chile. Delicious fruit notes of strawberry, cherry and black prunes. Simple yet delightful. What elese can you ask for $11.10. Versatile with pastas and grilled poultry dishes. 

Chanson Père & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014 ( Burgndy, France). SAQ # 11598394. $24.45

Red berry puree, black licorice, smoke and dark blackberries. Lots of power and concentration with firm and silky tannins. Delicious with grilled filet mignon or smoked duck breast.

Domaine De Petit Roubié Syrah 2016 ( Languedoc, Rousillon). SAQ # 13065794. $26.45

 On the nose. seductive notes of Toasty oak, sandalwood and tapenade. Long and firm with a polished texture and tannins. The wine to bring with a charcoal BBQ in the park,