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Vibrant red wines tasted in 2016

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. This page skips the tasting notes of the wines that are not imported into the USA. The complete page of French wine values can be found here.

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 - USD 13 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

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

2015 - USD 12 - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

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

2015 - USD 16 - 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 - USD 16 -

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

2015 - USD 18 -

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

2014 - USD 19 - 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 - USD 19 - intense - on the nose: roastbeef, blackcurrant, leadpencil - blackcurrant, full and dense, dries the mouth, supple

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

2014 - USD 19 -

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

2014 - USD 20 - intense - full and dense, dries the mouth, balanced

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

2014 - USD 28 -

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

2011 - USD 28 -

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

2012 - USD 28 -

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

2012 - USD 35 -

 

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

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