Les Artisans du Terroir Daumeray Québec
Taste Tag: Fruity and vibrant
White wine | 750 ml | Canada
Code SAQ 14161702
Located in Montérégie, Les Artisans du Terroir’s mission is to spread the love of Québec’s unique and distinctive hybrid grape varietals. Their Daumeray white wine is made of a blend of Vidal and Frontenac Blanc varietals. It has aromas of citrus, Granny Smith apple, honey, lychee, and white flowers. This medium-bodied wine has a nice acidity and pairs well with fish and seafood, among other dishes.
Suggested pairing: light appetizers, Asian spices, fish and seafood, sushi and grilled white meat.
Vignoble du Marathonien Late Harvest 2018
Taste Tag: Fruity and extra sweet
White wine | 375 ml | Canada
Code SAQ 12204060
Le Vignoble du Marathonien is another vineyard located in Montérégie close to the US border. Their late harvest white wine is one of the best in Québec and the recipient of many distinguished awards. Made from Vidal grapes, it has notes of orange blossom and peel as well as candied fruits and a balanced sweet taste reminiscent of honey. It can be aged for up to 10 years.
Suggested pairing: foie gras, cheese, dessert
Côte de Champlain Coquillages 2020
Taste Tag: Fruity and light
Rosé wine | 750 ml | Canada
Code SAQ 14575294
The Côte de Champlain vineyard was founded in 2007. The limestone terroir it sits on gives their wines their unique tastes. About 4 feet deep are layers if shells that give the wines their name. This particular rosé is made from a blend of Seyval Noir, Frontenac Gris and Vidal grape varietals. With its pretty salmon colour, this wine is fresh, well-rounded, with notes of red fruits and peaches and a good amount of acidity.
Suggested pairing: fish and seafood, salads
Vignoble Côte des Limousins Limousin 2019
Taste Tag: Aromatique et souple
Red wine | 750 ml | Canada
Code SAQ 14590371
The Côte des Limousins vineyard makes exceptional organic wines. The Limousin Rouge is a blend of Sabrevois and Frontenac grape varietals. It’s a medium-bodied wine that’s aged 12 months in American and French oak barrels. On the nose, it holds aromas of vanilla and berries. It’s dry and fresh on the palate with supple tannins.
Suggested pairing: beef tartare, pasta in sauce, pizzas, cold meats and soft cheeses
La Halte des Pèlerins le Prestige 2019
Taste Tag: Fruity and medium bodied
Vin rouge | 750 ml | Canada
Code SAQ 11833770
A medium-bodied wine with a generous mouthfeel and a nice level of acidity, Le Prestige by the Eastern Townships’ wine producers La Halte des Pèlerins is the recipient of several awards. This wine is the result of a 2-year process and holds notes of red berries, spice and tobacco.
Suggested pairing: beef flank steak, stews and grilled meats, raclette
Le Chat Botté 2019
Taste Tag: Aromatic and supple
Vin rouge | 750 ml | Canada
Code SAQ 12443597
The Chat Botté vineyard is located at the foot of the Adirondacks in one of the warmest regions in Québec. It enjoys a unique terroir and is on its way to becoming certified organic. On the nose, this dry red wine has notes of vanilla and ripe red fruits. On the palate, we taste cherry, berries, vanilla and spice. The tannins are supple but present.
Suggested pairing: dishes in tomato sauce, game and red meat
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The 2021 edition of MTLàTABLE continues until October 11, 2021. Don’t forget to inquire about Québec wines when visiting participating restaurants or to bring along one of the province’s finest bottles to your BYOW reservations.