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Wine of the Weekend

C’est la Vie Pinot Noir Syrah

Life is throwing a lot at us right now and it’s important to remember to take it in stride. As the French say, c’est la vie (that’s life)! The team at Albert Bichot has crafted the perfect wine for these moments and borrowed their country’s phrase to embody what the wine is all about. C’est la Vie red pairs Pinot Noir and Syrah, highlighting the fresh red-berry notes of Pinot and the structure and dark fruit of Syrah. Not a likely pair, but c’est la vie!

Tasting Note: A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Syrah, C’est la Vie red sports juicy red cherry and berry fruit notes with plum, liquorice and a smoky, peppery kick from the addition of Syrah.

Enjoy With: Grilled sausages or pork chops, barbeque chicken, lamb tagine, or chill slightly for a delightful sip in the sunshine.

Style: A dry, medium-bodied, fruity red wine.

Terroir / Region: Grapes for C’est la Vie red come from the Vin de Pays d’Oc region of southern France along the Mediterranean Sea. Here the intensity of the sun helps grapes ripen quickly, so one of the challenges is to maintain the bright acidity needed to keep this wine refreshing. For this, the Pinot Noir is grown at a higher elevation, maintaining the freshness in the grapes and the wine they become.

Producer: It takes guts to blend these two grapes, especially when you are a Burgundy winery and you dare to blend your region’s darling grape, Pinot Noir, and arguably the most important grape in the nearby Rhone Valley, Syrah. If the wine had not tasted so good, the neighbours of Maison Albert Bichot likely would have protested in the streets: luckily, they were too busy enjoying a glass!

Availability: C’est la Vie red is available in the France section of your local LCBO and you can save $1.50 until April 25. Go grab your bottle today, or why not get two? After all, C’est la Vie!


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Price: Now $11.45 Was $12.95. Save $1.50 until April 25, 2021
LCBO#: 166934
Size: 750mL
Alcohol Content:13.0% alc./vol.