French red wine values tasted in 2016

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 reds from Languedoc. You’ll learn the availability of wines if you enter a location name in the search box at the top of the page.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2016 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing
 

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - 5.4 € - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

Vin-de-table-français wine labelred Vin de table français - Domaine Rimbert - Cousin Oscar - (cinsault)

2015 - 5 € - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

vin-de-pays wine labelred Vin de pays - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End - (nature)

2015 - 8 € - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, red currant - blackcurrant, red currant, a hint of volatile acidity, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, balanced

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe

2014 - 8 € -

red Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Sauvé de la citerne

2015 - 9 € -

red Vin de table - Domaine Rimbert - Grenachator - [grenache]

2014 - 9.7 € - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

vin-de-France wine labelred Vin de France - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Idée reçue - (cabernet sauvignon)

2013 - 9.7 € - intense - on the nose: roastbeef, blackcurrant, leadpencil - blackcurrant, full and dense, dries the mouth, supple

red Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2014 - 10 € -

red Ventoux - domaine du Pastre - L'instantnat (sans SO2)

2014 - 11 € - intense - full and dense, dries the mouth, balanced

red Vin de France - Christian Ducroux - Patience - [gamay, sans soufre]

2014 - 17 € -

red Vin de France [Roussillon] - Véronique Souloy et Anthony Guix - Matin calme - Sans temps

2011 - 17 € -

red Vin de France - Véronique Souloy et Anthony Guix - Matin calme - Sans temps

2012 - 17 € -

red Beaune - Julien Petitjean - Domaine de la Roseraie - Vieilles vignes

2012 - 22 € -

 

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