COLIO LILY SPARKLING ROSÉ (Ontario)
A great summer sparkler from South West Ontario. Delicate pale pink in colour with active bubbles. On the nose you experience aromas of mineral-tinged wild strawberries. Light-bodied and crisp on the palate, it offers flavours of cranberry and raspberry. Chill it well.
$16.95 • LCBO #536565
OGIER HERITAGES CÔTES DU RHÔNE GRENACHE/SYRAH 2016 (Rhône Valley)
With the BBQ season well underway here’s an inexpensive red that can match all your red meat dishes. This wine has all the weight and flavour to standup to steak or spicy ribs. Deep purple-ruby in colour, it offers a floral, spicy, blackberry nose with a licorice note. Medium to full-bodied, richly extracted flavours of black plum carried on lively acidity fill the palate ending on a spicy cinnamon note.
$15.25 • LCBO #535849
TURKEY FLAT BUTCHERS BLOCK SHIRAZ/GRENACHE/ MOURVÉDRE 2015 (Australia)
Deep purple in colour, this broad-shouldered blend has a rich nose of blackberries and cedar with a note of iodine. Medium to full-bodied, you get concentrated flavours of sweet blackberry and plum with a chocolate nose. Another ideal BBQ wine, especially for pepper steak.
$19.95 • Vintages #90241
SPY VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 (New Zealand)
Just released at Vintages, this quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon is very pale in colour with a hint of lime. Grassy, passionfruit aromas and notes of green beans fill the nostrils. Medium-bodied, and dry, grapefruit and green plum flavours excite your taste buds and the flavour goes on and on. Serve it with fish dishes or goat’s cheese.
$21.95 • Vintages #686675