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More of your favorites!

A new arrival from Pago Aylés and another from Bodegas Bhilar. Unfortunately, not the shipment lost by the SAQ, but an amazing selection anyway.

Once again, many reserved their cases ahead of the arrival, so some wines are in limited quantities. 

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Marie-Claude & Benoît


New Arrivals

The new wines from Pago Aylés

• Immortalis Albariño 2018

• Aldeya Chardonnay 2019

• Aldeya Serendipia Syrah 2015

• Pago Aylés "L" 2019 (rosé!)

• Pago Aylés "S" 2017

• Pago Aylés 3 de TresMil 2016

• Senda de Leñadores 2017

• Immortalis Garnacha 2016


The new wines from Bodegas Bhilar

• Phinca Hapa Blanco 2018 (orange!)

• Phinca Hapa Tinto 2017

• Phinca Lali 2016

• Lágrimas de Bhilar 2019

• Phincas 2016

• Bhilar Blanco 2019

• Bhilar Tinto 2018


Bodegas Bhilar, Hapa Blanco 2018

Vineyard : The wine is made from Viura grapes grown in the white limestone Hapa vineyard which Melanie acquired in 2015. Located north of Elvillar, the plots are South-East facing and have been undergoing biodynamic conversion from the first day they signed the acquisition This vineyard is planted with Viura (higher part) and Tempranillo. Most of the vines are 35-50 years old.

In addition to careful vineyard management, the duo has embarked on a project of replanting a very large quantity of plants endogenous to the area.
The other grapes (Garnacha Blanca, Malvasia) are sourced from their Estate vineyard near the winery.

Appellation : DOCa Rioja (sub-region: Rioja Alavesa)

Varieties : 82% Viura, 12% Garnacha Blanca, 6% Malvasia.

Harvest and Production : This artisanal wine is hand harvested in 10 kilo cases following a rigorous selection in the vineyard. Full clusters are spontaneously fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts for 2 months. The carbonic maceration leads to a slow fermentation lasting close to 6 weeks. The wine is then pressed and placed in 600L French foudres for 1 year.


Review of the 2018 Vintage

Fermented with whole clusters and made without sulphur until bottling, this is the sort of wine that confounds local bureaucrats in Rioja but finds favour with more open-minded tasters who recognise its brilliance. Sappy, chalky and slightly tannic, with notes of quince, black tea and fresh bread, this is mind-bogglingly complex. 2021-28.
Wine of the Year
96/100 Tim Atkin, Rioja Report 2020


Update on Deliveries

Given the shipping to the stores still experiences delays, we will continue free deliveries in the Montreal region: Laval, Montreal, South-Shore and the Vaudreuil area. The new measures still allow us to deliver cases for the time being.

Terms of this offer:

• Deliveries once per week

• Minimum orders of 2 cases of 6 bottles

• Payment of the invoice for agent fees and wine before delivery (interac transfer)

Allow us to process your order the same day, before the cut-off time at the SAQ by sending us your order before 1pm. If we receive it on Monday before 1pm, we will deliver your wine for the weekend.

We will notify you to plan the delivery to ensure that you are present. The boxes will be left outside (balcony, in front of the garage). We will greet you from our car !!!
No kisses, no handshakes! ;)


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