680 NEWS wine reviews, May 11–13, 2018

Colio Lily Sparkling Rosé
What better way to celebrate your mother on Mother’s Day than a toast with a dry, sparkling rosé. Especially one that comes from Ontario vineyards. Colio’s Lily Sparkling Rosé is a delicate pale pink in colour with active bubbles. On the nose you experience aromas of mineral-tinged wild strawberries. Light-bodied and crisp on the palate, it offers flavours of cranberry and raspberry. It costs $16.95 on the LCBO’s general list. Chill for half and hour in the fridge before serving. That’s Colio Lily Sparkling Rosé from Ontario. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($16.95, LCBO #536565) (89)

Ogier Heritages Côtes du Rhône Grenache/Syrah 2016
With the BBQ season well underway here’s an inexpensive red that can match all your red meat dishes. Ogier Heritages Côtes du Rhône Grenache/Syrah 2016 has all the weight and flavour to standup to steak or spicy ribs. Deep purple-ruby in colour, it offers a floral, spicy, blackberry nose with a licorice not. Medium to full-bodied, richly extracted flavours of black plum carried on lively acidity fill the palate ending on a spicy cinnamon note. It costs $15.25 on the LCBO’s general list. That’s Ogier Heritages Côtes du Rhône Grenache/Syrah 2016 from France. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler. 680 NEWS. ($15.25, LCBO #535849) (89)

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