The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. I would consider doing so even with a 50 percent mark-up. (My criteria are explained here.) 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 2012 (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
 

blush Côtes de provence - Les Vignerons de Grimaud - Cuvée du Golfe de Saint-Tropez

2011 - 3.4 € -

Casino

blush Vin de France - Sylvain Saux - Pechigo - (rosé)

NV - 6 € -

blush Vin de France - Marc Houtin et Julien Bresteau - La Grange aux Belles - Pink fluid

2010 - 6.2 € -

Côtes-de-provence wine labelblush Côtes de provence - François Séminel - Domaine de Jale - Les Fenouils

2011 - 7.8 € -

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