CB#2: Summer 2015 Wine Selections Have Arrived

Great news… summer 2015 wine selections have arrived!  It is with enormous pride and enthusiasm that we pull back the curtain and introduce two wines that couldn’t be more different from one another, but for the fact that they both deliver pleasure per penny that can’t be matched. First up, we have a sparkling wine from the Penedes region of Spain – a region usually better known for the production of inexpensive bubbly – but we’ve brought you the first ever release from the hands-down flat-out best producer of sparkling wine in Spain who draw their inspiration from the very top names of Champagne.

Next up is a wine that oozes pedigree – also a brand new addition to the wine landscape in Ontario, a 1er Cotes de Bordeaux red from Chateau Bel Air. This small Chateau has been turning heads with juice and food-friendly releases, not to mention the fact that its owned by Roland Coiffe – a descendant of the famous Borie family in Bordeaux who own – amongst others – Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou. This sturdy red is packed with berry fruit and spicy minerality in a bright and refreshing style that will keep you coming back for more.

With summer in full swing and plenty of warm nights dining al fresco ahead – not to mention the savoury flavours of the grill so synonymous with summer – we’re thrilled to introduce these wines that who’ll tempt you now, but reward you if you want to lay them down and enjoy them later. While the reds of Bordeaux are amongst the most celebrated candidates for extended aging in the cellar, it’s easy to overlook fine sparkling wines like Champagne, or this Cava, for the cellar potential they can deliver. So please, sit back and take a few moments to get acquainted with the newest releases from CellarBuilder.ca – and be sure to check out the hand-picked recipes we’ve lined up for your to serve alongside these amazing wines…

CB#2: Summer 2015 – Wine Profiles

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n/v Bodegas Recaredo Brut Reserve Cava

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2014 Chateau Bel Air 1er Cotes de Bordeaux

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Andrew Hanna Written by:

Andrew Hanna is a 3rd generation wine importer and Director of Marketing & Sales at John Hanna & Sons Ltd. / Winetrader.ca