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.

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

2014 - 8 € -

red Vin de France - 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 € -

 

When choosing wines, remember to buy according to your needs.

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