This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Blason de Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

After the desserts of Thanksgiving and with Halloween on the horizon, we’re going with a wine that has very low sugar levels this week, a.k.a. a dry wine. The sugar remaining in a finished wine varies from grape to grape and from producer to producer, even from region to region! Burgundy, France has defined itself as a place that makes dry wines, whites and reds, and this week, we have selected Blason de Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018. Best of all, it’s a great pairing for leftover turkey and stuffing!

Tasting Notes: This wine is 100% Pinot Noir, bright and balanced, showing flavours of strawberries, red and black cherries, and soft earthy notes.

Enjoy With: Pot-roast brisket, salmon dishes, oven roasted poultry and vegetables (leftovers!) and semi-hard cheeses.

Style: A dry, light-bodied, fruity red.

Terroir/Region: The Burgundy region of France is centred along a hillside known as the Côte d’Or where the world’s finest Pinot Noir is grown. The wines from the “Golden Slope” are the stuff of legend, with every little hill-face having named vineyards or being an official wine region unto itself. The diverse soils and angles of the hills create subtle, haunting differences in the finished wines.

Producer: Blason de Bourgogne represents 800 grape growing families throughout Burgundy. Each year they combine their knowledge and their grapes to make well-rounded expressions of their land, letting us explore all that Burgundy has to offer as they hone their craft, generation after generation.

Availability: Blason de Bourgogne Pinot Noir is available on October 17 in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. You may want to buy an extra bottle if you still have half a turkey in your fridge.


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Price: $18.95

LCBO#: 648428

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 12.5% alc./vol.