|The Toronto Star
Our sole red is La Chasse Merlot with lovely violets and lilacs silkiness, simply a seductive café style red from Gabriel Meffre. Enjoy!
La Chasse 2011 Merlot $12.95 (France) A bouquet of lilacs, black cherry and black olives fronts medium weight flavours of spicy cherry, cedar and violets. A perfect patio red. Currently offering eight bonus Air Miles. LCBO #333971 Food suggestion: Shrimp curry stuffed apples. Rating: 89+
By:Gord Stimmell Wine Critic - The Toronto Star - thestar.com
Olive Magazine (August) recommends La Chasse Chardonnay Viognier with its "peach and lime notes" as a match for squash and sweetcorn salad or squash and feta flatbreads.
Our first release of a Sparkling Wine as part of the La Châsse range was recognised for its fine quality in Decanter magazine: "Tasty fizz with nutty and delicate white flower aromas and a clinically refreshing palate with nuances of honeyed fruit and zesty citrus hints."
Once-rare rosé finally blooms on the prairies
Gabriel Meffre?s La Chasse is our house rosé. We?ve usually got a couple of bottles in the closet. It isn?t as darkly coloured as the Beaurevoir, but it is dark enough to reassure you as the extraction during maceration.
The bouquet is quite fruity, raspberry again, but there?s some leather and meat aromas underlying it. I suspect the latter are from Cinsault in the cepage. The finish has a hint of mineral in it, so I?d guess there?s some limestone in the soil.
This is a wine for barbecued steelhead if I?ve ever tasted one. There?s enough muscle to hold its own against the stronger fish. The slight smokiness of the wine accompanies the barbecued foods beautifully.
James Romanow, Saskatoon StarPhoenix