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.

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. 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).
 

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

2015 - USD 9.7 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

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

2015 - USD 9.2 - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

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

2015 - USD 13 - 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 13 -

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

2015 - USD 14 -

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

2014 - USD 15 - 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 15 - 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 - USD 15 -

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

2014 - USD 17 - intense - full and dense, dries the mouth, balanced

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

2014 - USD 23 -

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

2011 - USD 24 -

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

2012 - USD 24 -

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

2012 - USD 30 -

 

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