For this Mother’s Day column, I had delirious dreams of writing a very detailed, long, drawn out, story with the best wines recommendations to offer to your on mom on Mother’s Day. This of course was before I realized that many father and children these days have a modest budget to offer a gift.
Mother’s Day is just next Sunday, which probably lead to a last minute stampede to get a gift. Don’t take for granted that the moms in your life have everything, wine is always a pleasant surprise gift option. This hallmark card holidays is also a propitious opportunity to make your mom discover a new grape variety or region.
These wines will make great gifts and will be enjoyable by a wide range of wine enthusiasts ladies including -I hope- your mom. Make sure to bring a corkscrew, just in case she wants to share.
Wine recommendations for Mother’s Day
Lurton Les Fumées Blanches Gris de Sauvignon 2018
SAQ# 13963421 – $15.55 ( Sample by the agent)-Rose wine
Great aromas of raspberry and cassis soda with a touch of violets. Fragrant with a beautiful acidity and a crisp acidity. Elegant and quite refreshing in the finale. Suggested food pairings: Tuna on the BBQ, grilles seafood, salmon tartare
Jean-Noël Bousquet Languedoc Galarneau
SAQ # 13993259 $14.30 ( Sample by the agent)
A hearty red blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah. Wonderful nose reminiscent of blackberries with nuances of licorice and aniseed. On the mouth, warm with generous fruit and easygoing tannins. So good for only $14.30. Suggested food pairings: Hearty pastas, BBQ meat
McManis Viognier 2017 SAQ # 13917862, $18.80 ( Sample by the agent)
From California comes this rich and hedonistic white nose reminiscent of ripe apricot jam and nutmeg with a hint of earl grey tea. On the palate,creamy with a medium acidity and reminiscent of nuances of mango, jasmin and salt caramel. Medium finale. Suggested food pairings: Cream based pastas, Thai food.
Last call for these wines…and if you feel generous to make a splashing gift!
The Bichot Family has roots in Burgundy since 1350, though their official entry in the wine business dates back to the 19th century when Bernard Bichot founded the wine negociant enterprise in 1831. Albéric Bichot now represents the 6th generation to run the family business.
Albert Bichot control four estates in the heart of four great viticultural regions that make up Burgundy: Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, and Côte Chalonnaise. Each estate consists of their own vineyards with sustainable practices, as well as winemaking facilities devoted to the making and ageing of the region’s wines.
Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots 2016
SAQ # 13138447, $84.00 ( 8 in SAQ outlets)- Tasted at a producer event
White pepper, quince with lots of flints character. Long with a great acidity streak and a great infinite finale. Suggested food pairing: Just oysters with a hint of lemon.
Albert Bichot Meursault 2015
SAQ # 13821502, $90.00 ( 15 in line, 6 in SAQ outlets)-Tasted at a producer event
A great Burgundian Chardonnay. Aromas of pear sorbet and roasted cloves with hints of acacia leaves. Structured with tremendous minerality, power yet with an eternal grace. Very digest with a long finale. Suggested food pairing: braised rabbit in cream sauce