If some one asks you to describe France in a couple of words it is highly likely that the word wine will be one of them. French wine is famous around the world and it is in this country that some of the finest wines are produced. Is nearly every region of France you will find vineyards growing local gems and well known giants. Here I want to tell you about s some French wines that you may not have heard of but should give a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Lets start with reds wines that are suitable for any occasions.
Mont Tauch lâ™Exception 2003
This wine is a Fitou wine. Fitou is a wine-making village on the Mediterranean coast between Narbonne and Perpignan, not far from Spain. This wine is made with Grenache, Carignan and Syrah grape varieties creating a lovely wine with lots of aromas. A great wine for trying on a chilly winter evening.
Nicolas Potel, Cuvee Potel, Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes 2004
This is an excellent inexpensive wine from the Burgundy region of France. It is a strong French wine that you may not be aware of. It has clean, intense taste. This wine is made using grapes from mature vines that are at least fifty years old.
Domaines Perrin Les Christins, Vacqueyras 2003
This in another red French wine that uses only grapes from fifty yearold vines or older. This wine comes from the relatively well known Perrin wine makers. It uses both Grenache and Syrah grapes and has a peppery taste.
Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, Pauillac 2003
This is a really smooth fruity red French wine that isn’t too tanniny. It has a nice hint of cherry and oak flavours.
Chateau Carteau Cotes Daugay, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2002
A medium strength red French wine that contains fruity flavour and some cedar aromas.
Delas Cotes-du-Ventoux 2003
If you like really fruity red French wine then you may enjoy this inexpensive variety. It has a strong fruit and sweet flavour. It is surprisingly well balanced considering how fruity it is.
If you prefer white wines consider one of the following.
Chateau Tuyttens Saunterns 2001
This is a beautiful golden colour white wine with wonderful yet subtle scents of apricot. It has a lot of fruity taste and smells and it has a relaxing smooth taste.
Arthur Metz Gewurztraminer Alsace 2004
This is a zesty white French wine with both flowery and spices aromas. This is a dry wine but it is not very dry. This wine makes an ideal partner for oriental foods.
Chateau Brillette, Comte du Perier de Larsan cru Bourgeois, Moulis en Medoc 2001
This reasonably priced white French wine that has a lot of fruity character. It has a lovely combination of subtle oak flavour mixed with ripe red fruits.
La Forge Estate, Ile La Forge Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d’™Oc 2004
A great refreshing white French wine containing aromas of pineapple. This is not a highly complex wine but has a pleasant taste and nice a price tag making it a good French wine for relaxing at home.