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Date November 26, 2020 
Title Two Favourite Côtes du Rhône Now Available! 

Dear Arthur's Cellar Wine Club Member:

There are a few bottles of two of our most popular wines available at the French Boutque in Ottawa – the 2019 Le Sabounet from Domaine Roger Sabon and the 2018 Les Notes de Louis from Domaine Giuliani! I’d be pleased to have some transferred to your favourite LCBO store for you. Just let me know what you would like, your telephone number and to which store you would like it sent. You will be advised when it arrives and will pay for it when you pick it up.

From Domaine Roger Sabon:

2019 Le Sabounet - 15.0% Alc./Vol.                                 $15.15 the bottle LCBO Product No. 775809

There are 42 bottles available at the Ottawa French Boutique

This overachieving Vin de France from Domaine Roger Sabon, a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, is an entry-level wine bearing a Mediterranean character with great body and expressive fruit. The grapes were hand-picked and destemmed and vinified in the usual Sabon fashion. It is a pretty deep purple with vibrant aromas of ripe red fruit, garrigue, toast and liquorice. It is harmonious, smooth and delectable and is meant to be consumed in the short-term. A veritable bargain if ever there was one!

From Domaine Giuliani :

2018 Côtes du Rhône "Les Notes de Louis" - 5.8% Alc./Vol.          $19.25 the bottle LCBO Product No. 790873

There are 9 bottles available at the Ottawa French Boutique

This glorious Côte du Rhône from Domaine Giuliani is made from 95% Grenache (the Giulianis are very, very talented Grenache growers) and 5% Syrah. This robust beauty is a brilliant ruby colour and exhibits a pronounced, lively nose of raspberries, plums and cherries. In the mouth these persist, accompanied by black currents and hints of pepper and licorice. It is big and wonderfully round and supple with silky tannins and surprising length. This stunner will go marvellously with savoury tarts and grilled meats. While drinking well now, it will keep nicely for at least three or four years.

We would be eternally grateful if you would pass this note on to anyone you think might be interested in some very, very good Southern Rhônes.

Many thanks and cheers!

Jim, Hélène and Kate

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