France

France is the source of many grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah) that are now planted throughout the world, as well as wine-making practices and styles of wine that have been adopted in other producing countries.

2014 Domaine de Triennes Rosé Vin de Pays du Var

Tasting Notes

“The 2014 Domaine de Triennes Rosé is a luscious blend of Cinsault, Syrah, and Grenache. Brilliant pale pink in color with mouthwatering aromas of strawberry, white flowers, and herbes de Provence. Supple, round, and juicy, filled with wild strawberry and a splash of citrus, all braced by the sneaky acidity that makes this one of our go-to pink wines each spring.”
— WineAccess Travel Log

Marius White 2011 & Red 2013, by Michel Chapoutier

2011 White – When you taste it, enjoy in particular…

  • Its colour: bright appearance, a straw yellow colour with golden and green highlights, bright appearance.
  • On the nose: open with white fruit, peach and ripe fruit aromas.
  • On the palate: full and fruity on entry, ripe fruit aromas and lovely acidity.

2013 Red – When you taste it, enjoy in particular…

  • Its colour: red, purple, dense, clear with deep purple glints.
  • On the nose: powerful, complex, dark, spicy, red berries, delicate floral touch.
  • On the palate: powerful, concentrated and structured attack with a tinge of silky tannins. Red fruit aromas.

Viognier 2013, Domaine de Vedilhan

“An aromatic, deliciously fruity Viognier. Aromas of ripe pears and peaches with a twist of Turkish delight. The fresh vibrant fruit flavours are light and elegant. Domaine de Vedilhan is the estate of the Fayet family based in the village of Moussan close to Narbonne. Vines are managed using the ‘lute raisonnée’ method. Terroir is a combination of limestone, sand and sea shale.”  –Paul Roberts

Les Volets Pinot Noir 2013, Pays de l’Haute Vallée de l’Aude

This wine is a combination of fruity and slightly savoury… and absolutely delicious.

Tasting Notes (Boutinot)
Aromas of delicate raspberry and red berry fruit with quite a rich yet savoury palate of bright flavours, fleshy fruit and a full finish. A well structured and serious wine which has a nice freshness to balance the rich fruit characters. It’s showing all the signs of longevity and potential for cellaring.

Domaine Féline Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet

From the label:  “This dry white wine is made from the original piquepoul grape native to the Lanquedoc on the Mediterranean coast of France by a single family estate.  With citrus fruits and aniseed. The palate is well-balanced with a fresh acidity. To drink with shellfish, fish or just as an aperitif.”


2013 Cuvée de la Montagnére

 

2011 Cuvée Ferdinand

2013 Cuvée de la Montagnére
60% Chardonnay / 40% Sauvignon. The field “La Montagnère” is the highest plot of vines in Valvignères, and produces only 30hl/ha. The blend of the fruity Chardonnay and the lemony mineral finesse of the Sauvignon results in a round, fresh and light wine, with fruity aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit and mango. Perfect with fish or seafood, or as an aperitif.

 

 

2011 Cuvée Ferdinand Rouge
A blend of 3 ancestral grape varieties: Syrah, Grenaches, and Carignan, matured in oak barrels. Deep and refined, displaying aromas of cocoa and blackberries. The mouth has a peppery end with a hint of liquorice. Will enhance with age, but already today it tastes excellent with a stew.

 

Domaine de Fontsainte 2013

These wines are the product of strict vineyard practices and judicious oenological work. To achieve low yields and concentrated fruit, we practice: rigorous pruning and trellising; green harvesting; manual picking at optimal maturity using small crates; careful selection of grapes.   The Gris de Gris - is aCorbières original! Elegant and aromatic – from five grape varieties including selected Grenache Gris, valued for it’s small, concentrated berries.

Seintelle de Massiac
Minervois-Seintinelle de Massiac 2010
Chateaue Massiac is a rustic estate in the heart of the Minervois.  The chateau produces wines of character with a strong local identity using an approach to wine making that is rewarding in its simplicity.  This Sentinelle is a blend of ~two-thirds Syrah and one-third Carignan.
Chateau Pipeau Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009
From one vintage to the next, one of the strengths of Chateau Pipeau is to offer consistent style and personality. It is a wine with expressive fruit, an opulent nose of red berries, roundness on the palate, with good length and a harmonious and elegant finish.
Domaine du Margalleau Vouvray 2010
A kiss of sweetness, refreshing.  Honey, lemon curd and white flower aromas erupt from the glass. The mouth delivers flavors of almonds and citrus.
Bachelet-Moonnot Puligny -Montrachet 2007
Domaine Poulleau Michel Les Mondes Rondes Cote De Beaune 2009
The aroma hints at the rich seductive palate to follow with more than a suggestion of fresh, ripe strawberries. The fruit on the palate is sweet and intense, but probably the wines most striking feature is its soft, velvety texture of the tannins. A touch of pepper to the finish, that complements the red fruit flavour, just adds to the wines great appeal.
Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
The outstanding 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape (a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, and 3% Cinsault that achieved 16.5% natural alcohol) exhibits a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a sumptuous bouquet of black fruits, scorched earth, lavender, truffles, and licorice. The wine reveals the vintage’s gorgeous freshness and vibrancy as well as sensational concentration, and a tremendous finish.