Press release


The quebec wine growers ally with the lobster fishermen of south gaspésie for a gastronomic and local dinner


Montreal, May 12, 2020. As Quebec is encouraging a more concerted approach to Buy local, the producers-winegrowers of the Conseil des vins du Québec (CVQ) are joining forces with the 149 captains fishermen of the Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie (Press Release – CVQ partner) to offer a local gourmet meal consisting of Gaspé lobsters and local wines. “The fishermen and the wine-growers are all passionate and will seek to bring you the best of our rich terroir,” said Louis Denault, president of the Conseil des vins du Québec.

The CVQ regroups more than 80 members united by a strong passion for grapes and for wine production.

Since 2018, IGP certification (Indication Géographique Protégée) Vin du Québec for Quebec wines guarantees product traceability at all stages of production. Grape-growing, vinification and aging, bottling, chemical analysis and organoleptic evaluation assure Quebec consumers that the standards in force and best practices have been rigorously respected in order to offer wines that meet the highest standards.

« Traceability and strict production standards are qualities that our producers share with the lobster fishermen of Gaspésie,” says Louis Denault, “and this new partnership seemed completely natural to us in order to offer a new gastronomic experience, a great discovery for Quebecers in this very special period. »

Depending on your preference of wine pairing with lobster, Quebec producers offer whites, rosés, reds and sparkling wines that will redefine Quebec gastronomic experience.

The Conseil des vins du Québec offers different options to complement the Gaspé lobster, but several others are also presented on the websites of our local wine producers. Do not hesitate to get in touch with them as they can share the perfect wine pairing according to your specific recipe and deliver their products directly to your home.

Quebec wines and lobsters: a perfect match!

Quebec winemakers offer you excellent wines that will go perfectly with your lobster meals. Discover their wide selection! And to help you, here are some wine-pairing suggestions.

Blanc Mousseux, Domaine De Lavoie SAQ code : 12358237
White and sparkling with the color of golden wheat, there is a delicate nose that exudes aromas of flowers, grapefruit and pineapple. This wine charms with its freshness and the finesse of its bubble.

Classique blanc, Domaine St-Jacques SAQ code : 11506120
The Classique blanc charms with fine aromas of citrus, apples and a floral note of acacia. A wine to experience with your local lobster!

Cuvée Catherine (vin blanc), Vignoble les Vents d’Ange SAQ code : 11833690
With its scent of white flowers and grilled peaches, Cuvée Catherine goes perfectly with lobster. Its enveloping texture and freshness will enhance the flavors of this exquisite dish.

Cuvée Détente (rosé), Leon Courville, Vigneron SAQ code : 11686626
The Cuvée Détente is a dry, fresh rosé with a taste of red berries. The wine is obtained by pressing of the grapes. It is then vinified like a white wine and aged in vats. Of a beautiful salmon color, it will go very well with Nordic shrimps in salad, lobster or simply as an aperitif.

Daumeray (vin blanc), Vignoble Les Artisans du Terroir SAQ code : 14161702
Wine with a beautiful olfactory intensity, with aromas of lychees, honey and white flowers. The supple and silky palate opens with notes of sweet citrus, with a nice and fresh finish.

L’Orpailleur Blanc, Vignoble de l’Orpailleur SAQ code : 704221
First wine made by L’Orpailleur, it has a delicate and profound colour which reflects 37 years of experience. It has an expressive nose with aromas of pear, boxwood and white flowers. Be delighted by this well-balanced dry white with a refreshing finish.

Le Voyageur (vin blanc), Vignoble La Halte des Pèlerins SAQ code : 11833761
Its shiny colour, lively nose and shimmering aromas of exotic fruits express the notes of mango, papaya and pineapple. Its beautiful length and slightly floral finish leave an impression of balance and sweetness.

St-Croix Radisson (rosé) | Vignoble 1292 SAQ code : 13835664
Slightly pink colour with pink-orange reflections. Nose of beautiful intensity and finesse that opens with notes of red berries, strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant and rhubarb. A nice length, this dry wine concludes with a fresh and delicate finish.

Versant Blanc | Vignoble Coteau Rougemont SAQ code : 11957051
With its citrus aromas and generous character, the 2018 Versant blanc is the ideal companion for the king of crustaceans. Its dry body and sharp acidity will complete perfectly the lobster especially if it’s served with butter.

William Blanc, Vignoble Rivière du chêne SAQ code : 744169
Pale yellow color with gold reflections. Its nose is very aromatic and gives off notes of pear, exotic fruits and citrus. This wine pairs perfectly with lobster or other crustaceans.

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