Deep young colour, concentrated plummy fruit on the palate, ripe tannins and a long finish with some oak ageing to add complexity.
This independent producer has 8 hectares in Puisseguin St. Emilion and another 35 hectares in the adjacent commune of Cote de Castillon. Many of the top producers in St. Emilion have started to buy land here. The terroir is identical to that of the adjacent St. Emilion vineyards but the land is much less expensive, and the wines correspondingly better value.
Price range : 5.00 - 7.99 €
Maturity : Mature
Meaning on the maturity :
Mature now but should develop over the coming years
Good concentrated and balanced fruit with good length and a fresh finish.
In the north of the Beaujolais region, located between the cities of Macon and Lyon, are the 10 Cru Villages where the wine is made. Regnie is the most recent of the Beaujolais wines to be assigned the prestigious cru status in 1988.
Bright golden colour with honey and tropical fruit flavours, good acidity and well balanced with a lingering finish.
The French created the St. Veran appellation in 1971 to differentiate and elevate the chardonnays from seven communes both north and south of Pouilly-Fuisse. The area lies at the extreme south of the Maconnais region of Burgundy, just north of Beaujolais. On the market, the appellation fills a niche between Macon-Villages and Pouilly-Fuisse.
Ripe berry fruit flavours, good length with a spicy finish - aged in oak barrels for six months to add to its complexity and ready to drink now - from Arnaud de Raignac's winery who keeps his wines honest by sustainable methods and named after the historic fortified Benedictine Abbey of Saint Ferme.The wine is affectionately named 'The Evening Vines' as the blend comes from the vines planted farthest from the Abbey which receive the last light of day and are hence tended to later in the day and into the night.
For travelers Saint Ferme is a village of around 300 inhabitants located on the Dropt River in the Gironde. It's main attraction is the Abbey,a stopover for pilgrims on the route to Compostela.
Deep ruby crimson colour, rich berry fruit , round on the palate with a long satisfying finish.
Cote de Francs the smallest appellation in the Bordeaux region producing excellent " big " wines at reasonable prices, worth seeking out.
Very good typical and traditional nouveau, lively and fruity - to add a special interest made with organic grapes (vin issu de raisins de l'agriculture biologique) - helping to safeguard the environment.
A delicious wine, with rich supple fruit and marked character, an expression of a "grand terroir".
Saint-Georges Saint Emilion is the smallest satellite appellation of the four communes who have the right to append St. Emilion to their name. Along with Montagne, Puisseguin and Lussac they produce some excellent wines at a more affordable price than their illustrious brothers,
Medium bodied merlot and cabernet blend, rich black cherry and plum fruit, supple and concentrated in the mouth with good length and a spicy finish. This is quality made wine from a family producer in the Dordogne that easily competes with their Bordeaux neighbours.
In 1977 the brothers and sister Dubard came to settle as winemakers on the hillsides that overlook the right bank of the river Dordogne. They gradually built a 83-ha wine estate controlling every step of the process : vinegrowing, harvesting, winemaking and bottling. They produce white, rose and red wines " Domaine du Gouvat " (AOC Bergerac) and " Chateau Laulerie" (AOC Montravel).
Citrus aromas, lemon and exotic fruit flavours, crisp and fresh with a clean finish. Ideal summer wine.
The Ducourt Family, independent winemakers since 1885, own a number of chateaux properties in the Bordeaux region. All the properties are managed by the Family, and have the French certificate "Agriculture Raisonnee" (Sustainable Agriculture). This ensures that the vineyard is managed with respect to the environment and the employee's health and safety.
Deep ruby red, concentrated fruit aromas, rich plum flavours and hints of vanilla on the finish.
Moulin de Pillardot takes its name from an ancient windmill set among 77 hectares that make up Chateau Bourdicotte in the Gironde. It is the Estate's top cuvee - a Bordeaux Superieur from a tiny plot of the Chateau's finest vines. These vines occupy one of the the most elevated points in the Bordeaux region - perfect position for wonderfully fragrant wines like this one.
Head winemaker, Jean-Francois Corps ferments the Merlot and Cabernet juice seperately in a state of the art facility and ages the wine 6 months in small oak barriques before blending.
Medium bodied , concentrated fruit flavours, soft on the palate with a good finish. Affordable quality made wine from an independent producer ( Recoltant ) in the Dordogne.
" Recoltant " is the French word for a producer who grows the grapes, harvests, makes the wine and bottles it, overseeing the whole process. This name can be seen printed on the disc cap covering the cork of the bottle, it is worth looking out for.
Rich deep red colour, soft and round in the mouth with good concentrated fruit and a spicy finish.
This wine takes it's name from an area of the Vaucluse in the Drome. Comprised of four communes it was bought by the most important pope of Avignon, Jean XX11, in the fourteenth century. As his fragile health improved after drinking the wines from L'Enclaves des Papes, it became his favourite and he lived to the ripe old age of ninety.
Bright pale yellow colour, fresh citrus flavours with good acidity and a clean finish. Ideal with fish, shellfish or as an aperitif. Quality made wine from a family producer of several generations, making both AOC Bergerac and Bordeaux.
Deep colour, concentrated fruit aromas, soft and round in the mouth with rich and and interesting flavours, that could almost be mistaken for " new world ". A " petit chateau " Bordeaux from the very hot summer of 2003.
Vibrant ruby red colour, the nose is filled with aromas of berries and spice, it is concentrated on the palate with a long lingering finish.
Les Moirets (meaning "shimmering"), a named derived from the vision of the Rhone looking down from the town of Roquemaure.
Cotes-de-Francs, the smallest of the Bordeaux appellations, to the east of St. Emilion, produce quality red and white wines. This wine has concentrated fruit, is soft and round in the mouth,with good length and finesse.
Dark ruby colour, soft and ripe blackberry fruit, balanced with good length. A fine example of Bordeaux Superieur.
The Freylon family were, until 2004, owners of a St. Emilion Grand Cru property, Chateau Lassegue, when they sold out to an American consortium.