Arthur Sellers Bulletin Archive
We are delighted to once again bring you the expressive, well-made wines from Les Vignes du Lys. The 2015 “La Soif” Rosé (one of our favourite rosés) is about to be bottled and along with it we have a new white, the 2014 ‘Aillargues’ Blanc (which has morphed from the previous ‘100% Chardonnay’) and two reds, the 2013 Duché d’Uzès Rouge and the charming 2013 “La Soif” Rouge (both returning from last time) and have created a mixed case sampler so you can try them all. These wines are real crowd pleasers – ready to drink and excellent values. We suggest that you load up your cellar with them!
Les Vignes du Lys
Ray is an Irishman and Olivier is pure laine from the Pays d’Oc. They have accomplished a great deal in a very short time to improve the vineyards and are converting to the strict organic regimen. They have also created an up-to-date wine making facility including all of the modern equipment and fermentation systems. Perhaps most importantly, they have retained the services of Emmanuel Gagnepain to supervise their winemaking. Emmanuel is a renowned oenologist who has earned 100 point ratings from Robert Parker for his work at Domaine la Barroche and Domaine Chante Cigale in Châteauneuf du Pape.
Here’s what the very critical French wine press has been saying about Les Lys:
“We have been charmed by the wines. You must come to Blauzac for a tasting but be forewarned; you will stay for more than 30 minutes! ” - Terre de Vins, January 2012
“The renaissance of a vineyard….” - Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve
“A remarkable addition to these pages” - Guide Hachette 2012
The Wines of Les Vignes du Lys
We are delighted to offer the 2015 ‘La Soif’, a perennial favourite Rosé … in lots of time for summer sipping. Then there is the new 2014 ‘Aillargues’ Blanc, the luscious 2013 Duché d’Uzès Rouge and the 2013 “La Soif” Rouge as well as a mixed case sampler of all four. These wines (except the sampler) come in both six and twelve-bottle cases. We want to make sure they are here by early summer, so we will be taking your orders for the fine wines of Les Vignes du Lys to the LCBO on Friday, April 8th.
The Les Lys Sampler – 13% - 14.0% Alc./Vol. $19/$114 case of 6
Why not try all four of the Les Vignes du Lys beauties? You get a bottle each of the 2015 “La Soif” Rosé and the 2014 ‘Aillargues’ Blanc along with two bottle each of the 2013 “La Soif” Rouge and 2013 Duché d’Uzès Rouge in this mixed case. Order your six-pack of ready-to-quaff pleasure now.
The LCBO is the only entity authorized to sell beverage alcohol in Ontario. Arthur Sellers & Company and Arthur’s Cellar Wine Club do not sell or markup beverage alcohol, but rather, arrange for customers to purchase it from the LCBO. Our prices indicated above and on our website include the LCBO sale price plus a fee to cover the cost of sourcing, handling and marketing the wine. The LCBO’s sale prices are available on request.
Should you know anyone who would like to try some terrific wines from the Duché d’Uzès, we would be delighted, nay veritably thrilled, if you would pass this note on to them.
Many thanks and cheers!
Jim, Hélène and Kate/