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Fresh and vibrant wines to buy in BC and British Columbia

You may also order vibrant wines (that i have qualified) online for delivery in Canada.

Herebelow are vibrant wines and where to buy them in BC and British Columbia.

Here is my selection of vibrant wines. The establishments must sell by the bottle (without asking you to purchase anything else, even if they are bistros). []

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

Vin-de-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelVin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2018 - USD 14 - a very good imitation of a Mediterranean wine, but less alcohol - red fruit - velvety, fat and sweet, red fruit, balanced acidity

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelMuscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2018 - USD 16 - joyful - almond, lichee - almond, lichee, a very light body, fresh

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2017 - USD 16 - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords Vieilles vignes

2017 - USD 18 - lime - lime, fresh

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 15 - pure - barrel, firm

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2016 - USD 15 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2016 - USD 18 - grapefruit, peach - neither oily nor stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2016

pays wine labelPays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - USD 13 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2015 - USD 14 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Magnum

2015 - USD 18 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - USD 22 -

British Columbia: Racine Wine Imports, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2015

Vin-de-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelVin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2013 - USD 12 - served a bit cool - green pepper - green pepper

Canada, British Columbia: Racine Wine Import

Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2014 - USD 13 - serve a bit cool - blackcurrant - blackcurrant, lean but not stiff, firm

Canada, British Columbia: Racine Wine Import

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2014 - USD 14 - a good party wine, even better than the 2013 vintage - modest on the nose, with stones and flowers - intense but lean, tense but not stiff

Canada, British Columbia: Racine Wine Import

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2014 - USD 18 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh

Canada, British Columbia: Racine Wine Import

Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - Clisson

2012 - USD 19 - velvety, peach, fresh

Canada, British Columbia: Racine Wine Import

Muscadet wine labelMuscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière, Domaine de la Pépière - Cuvée 3

2009 - USD 22 - pure - a shy nose - velvety, linden, nougat, fresh

Canada, British Columbia: Racine Wine Import

 

Price figures are only rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting. Wines are selected on personal criteria.

You may read reviews on qualified vibrant wines available in Ontario, Alberta, or you may request another location at the top or bottom of this page.

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