Domaine Chapel Julienas "Cotes de Bessay”

February 19, 2019

You already know Co-op Wine Spirits Beer as the place you can pick up everything from a great Wednesday wine, to a special celebratory bottle. But Co-op Wine Spirits Beer also works hard to get unique and notable vintages for customers.

One wine that’s brand new to Alberta—and only available at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer—is Domaine Chapel Julienas "Cotes de Bessay”. This wine is making big waves internationally after being named as one of the best wines of 2018 by Noble Rot magazine.

“We stole all the product for our customers here in Alberta!” jokes Mike Roberts, Sommelier Manager, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer, “We just knew we had to have this wine and that our customers would absolutely love it.”

Available only in limited quantities (there are just 20 cases of 750ml bottles and a few large format bottles available) Domaine Chapel Julienas "Cotes de Bessay" is an outstanding wine offered exclusively to Co-op Wine Spirits Beer customers.

Available at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer Tasting Centres* (or ask the sommelier at your local store how to get some) this wine is sure to be a hit with Alberta wine lovers.

2017 Domaine Chapel Julienas Cote de Bessay2“If you’re a fan of lighter, silkier reds, like Pinot Noir, Domaine Chapel is one of the hottest wines in some of the world’s trendiest wine-loving cities, like London, New York and Montreal,” explains Co-op Wine Spirits Beer Sommelier Eric Southward, “There’s also a fun story behind the wine: a boy from France (David Chapel) meets a girl (Michele Smith) while working in New York’s wine scene, then they move back to Beaujolais, France and understudy at some of the region’s top wineries. Together with the boy’s father – who just so happens to also be one of France’s top chefs—they go on to quickly make a wine that rivals some of the region’s premier examples.” 

Domain Chapel is located in one of Beaujolais’ top-ten winemaking villages, Julienas.

“Their single vineyard Cote de Bessay is bursting with snappy strawberry flavours, and savoury hints of dried herbs,” adds Southward, “It is both subtle and intense, and the flavour just goes on and on. In other words, it is just plain delicious!”

If you want to be drinking the “latest and greatest,” or are just looking for a special bottle of vino, the 2017 Domaine Chapel Julienas Cote de Bessay is a must try. But get it soon; Co-op Wine Spirits Beer’s sommelier team warns this special wine will likely disappear fast.

Find Domaine Chapel Julienas "Cotes de Bessay” at Co-op Wine Spirits Beer Tasting Centres or ask about it at your local Co-op. 

*Tasting Centre locations: Midtown, Shawnessy, Oakridge, Beddington & Crowfoot

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