This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Santa Julia Pinot Grigio Del Mercado

Do you have a soundtrack for the weekend picked? Researchers at Oxford University have found that since your brain is influenced by its surroundings, the music you listen to can improve your enjoyment of the wine you drink! This created the idea of pairing music with wine: lighter music (flute, harp, acoustic guitar) with lighter wines, and heavier music (big brass, drums, rock & roll) with heavier wines. This week we are grabbing a bottle of Santa Julia Pinot Grigio Del Mercado to go along with our jazzy weekend soundtrack. We suggest you do the same!

Tasting Notes: This Argentinian is 100% Pinot Grigio and packed with more flavour than its Italian cousins. Delight in a chorus of fruit flavours like melon, pear, crunchy apple and lemon, with a light floral note, a smooth texture and a crisp, refreshing finish.

Enjoy With: Summer salads, seafood dishes and sushi, barbeque chicken, or sunshine, a patio and Django Reinhardt’s guitar.

Style: A light-bodied, dry, and fruity white wine.

Terroir/Region: Santa Julia’s vineyards are located throughout the Mendoza region of Argentina, and skillfully combining the qualities of each vineyard is what brings harmony to the Pinot Grigio Del Mercado. Individual plots can be assessed for what they bring to the final blend – ripe fruit, refreshing acidity, floral notes – and proportions can be adjusted so that every year, every bottle of Del Mercado delivers the quality for which the winery has become known.

Producer: Organic agriculture and maintaining natural biodiversity are cornerstones of the Santa Julia winery’s philosophy, as well as the fair treatment of its workers and development of the surrounding community. The winery is certified ‘Fair for Life’, prioritizing fair working conditions and returning a portion of profits to its workers. The winery has also donated land for schools, put on kids’ camps, and set up a satellite classroom for workers to continue their education at the winery!

Availability: Santa Julia Pinot Grigio Del Mercado is available in the Argentina section of your local LCBO and gets you 7 Bonus Air Miles until Saturday. Hurry to take advantage and sing its praises all weekend long!


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Price: $13.95

LCBO#: 545723

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 13.0% alc./vol.