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Daily Glass: Perfect Simplicity

The idea behind “daily glass” posts was that they will be done, well, daily. This never materialized, so the Daily Glass posts take place really from occasion to occasion. Today happened to be one of those occasions – this wine was so nice and simple that I just had to write the “Daily Glass” post.

We brought this bottle of 2009 De Lavoie La Tourelle  from Quebec, Canada last July. The wine is made out of St-Croix, Le Marechal Foch and Baco Noir grapes and boasts 12% ABV. It has hint of sour cherries and smokey almonds on the nose (the nose is reminiscent of a Pinot Noir). The wine has medium body and on the palate shows raspberries and gooseberries, hint of minerality and vivid acidity. The acidity lingers the longest, creating mouthwatering finish, uncharacteristic of a typical red wines – I’m sure this would be a perfect food wine, very simple and very easy to drink. Drinkability: 7+.

I have one problems with this wine though – I had only one bottle, and Canadian wines are hardly available in the States… That would be my only complaint. Cheers!

  1. March 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Sounds yummy. I have never had any Quebec wines. Were you in Montreal? I grew up just south of there in NY. A lovely city.

    • talkavino
      March 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Actually we bought this wine at the farmers market in Quebec. But during the vacation we visited Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec. Also we visited a number of wineries in Niagara Falls area – lots of outstanding wines. I wrote a few blog posts about Canada wine and food experiences – if you are interested, you can scroll through July 2011 and August 2011 posts – you will find a few of those.

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