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Natalie Maclean's weekend wine suggestions

Canadian wine writer Natalie Maclean joined Andrew this morning to chat about a new feature on her website designed to help you navigate through all of many many wines at the SAQ. While she was on the show, Natalie also recommended a couple of bottles to pick up this weekend:

Kim Crawford Pansy! Rose 2013

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand

This Rosé has an almost neon pink hue, and is just as vibrant on the palate with strawberry jam notes, even though it is bone-dry. It is a blend of Merlot and Malbec grapes that won a gold medal in the New Zealand International Wine Show. Fun and delightful with a playful sense of style. Fleshy ripe raspberries with sun-dappled goodness. Medium-bodied. Try it with seared tuna or salmon. Rose food pairings: seafood. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Price: $17.99 Score: 90/100

Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Valle De Aconcagua, Chile
A rich, full-bodied red wine with layers of fleshy black plums and blackberries that roll across your palate. Beautifully balanced with incredible concentration of flavour. A long, satisfying finish will still leave you wanting more. Yes please! Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: rack of lamb, grilled pork tenderloin. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Luscious Lamb Wine  Price: $18.95 Score: 91/100

Errázuriz Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Valle De Aconcagua, Chile
This zesty white wine is a citrus-infused Sauvignon Blanc has a rich mouth-filling texture. It also works well as an aperitif when you’ve had your fill of cheese. Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015  Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine  Price: $12.95 Score: 88/100

Domaine Pinnacle Still Cider

Frelighsburg, Quebec, Canada
Apple orchard fresh on a spring day. Just a touch of sweetness that tastes most like ripe green and red apples. Lovely sunshine in the glass. Perfect for Asian and spicy dishes. Still Cider food pairings: soft cheeses, white meat including sushi. Alcohol: 11%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2014  Price: $13.00 Score: 87/100

For more SAQ wine reviews and more on Natalie, check out her site: www.nataliemaclean.com

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