March Madness is on at the LCBO with more than 100 wines selling for less than $20 (38 for less than $12), save with up to 20% on brands such as Josh, Yellow Tail, Apothic, Wolf Blass, Oyster Bay, Barefoot and more.
There are some terrific deals to be had and below are five which we think you will find of particular interest.
We have included the independent five point based Vivino ratings for each wine. For reference a 3.9 equates to a 90 point rating from major sources like Wine Spectator or Robert Parker and is better than 75% of all wines on the market.
To see All Wines On Sale Under $20 With Our Great Values highlighted click below;
For the full list of 34 Low Sugar/Low Carb Wines on sale, with our Great Values highlighted click below;
Bread & Butter Pinot Noir ($15.95, reduced from $18.95)
United States: California
Vivino Rating: 3.9
A don’t miss opportunity to buy this delicious Pinot Noir at a great price, Vivino rates it as a Best Buy Under $40!
Rich black cherry, red cherry and raspberry tastes with oak and cassis in the background.
Fruit forward in style with mild tannins and acidity and a long smooth finish.
ABV 13.5%, 7 g/L residual sugar.
Matua Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc ($14.95, reduced from $16.95)
New Zealand: Hawke’s Bay
Vivino Rating: 3.8
A popular name from the warmer North Island of New Zealand, this is a bit lighter, fruitier but less intense and acidic than its Marlborough (South Island) counterparts.
Pale yellow in colour with greenish tinges, expect aromas and flavours of grapefruit, pears and citrus fruits
Fresh and refreshing, it is a dry wine equally suitable for sipping with Asian salad in citrus dressing.
ABV 12.0%, 3 g/L residual sugar.
Trementi Bar Veneto IGP Appassimento ($12.95, reduced from $14.95)
Vivino Rating: 4.0
From Italy’s Veneto region (Venice is the capital), some of the grapes for this red are slightly dried before fermentation to intensify its flavours.
The resulting wine is medium bodied yet sweetly elegant with notes of plums, prunes, espresso, juniper and smoke with a lingering finish.
Serve with pasta with meat sauces or firm cheeses.
ABV 14.5%, 18 g/L residual sugar.
Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling ($15.95, reduced from $18.95)
Vivino Rating: 3.8
Canada now produces world class Rieslings and this is a great value reliable example with its apple, lime, white peach, apricot flavours and minerality.
Drier than many Rieslings but still on the sweet side, it is vibrant with a long, intense finish.
Pair with grilled oily fish or pork sausages.
ABV 10.0%, 22 g/L residual sugar.
M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon-Villages ($12.95, reduced from $15.95)
Vivino Rating: 3.7
A classic blend of Grenache, Syrah (aka Shiraz) and Carignan grapes, this delivers big flavour in an intense yet elegant package.
Look for bold red and dark fruit with earth and spice notes which has it pairing well with burgers, ribs or lamb.
Chapoutier wines always have a description in Braille on the labels, a tribute to a noted blind philanthropist who was a great friend of the family.
ABV 14.0%, 4 g/L residual sugar.