January 2015 Meeting - French Wines

January 2015 Meeting - French Wines

Ronnie and Paul hosted this meeting, in full french attire, with background music and food. Their efforts were greatly appreciated by the many people who attended all of whom had a great evening. The wines were...

L'Arene des Anges Costieres de Nimes

Spicy black fruits combined with supple tannins

This is a supple, rounded and satisfying wine with the ripe and spicy black fruit that is so typical of the Rhone. Grapes are Grenache noir, syrah and mourvedre. Medium to full bodied and with smooth tannins, this is a perfect match for cassolet or barbecued pork chops.

 

2013               14%

 

Waitrose Southern French Grenache IGP Pays d’Oc

Enjoy flavours of rich cherry spice & pepper

This southern French Grenache is produced exclusively for Waitrose from a small parcel of 4 year old vines. The wine has flavours of rich cherry spice and pepper that stand up well to hearty roasts casseroles.

 

2013               13.5%

 

Château la Tour de Bessan Margaux

The 2010 vintage is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Merlot, and now only 3% Cabernet Franc.

Several important critics have rated this Margaux wine highly : Wine Enthusiast gave the 2010 vintage a score of 93 out of 100.

Roger Voss says, “One of the three properties owned by Marie-Laure Lurton, Tour de Bessan’s 2010 is a firm, smoky wine, dark and firm in character. It has weight, a solid and rich feel and a juicy black-currant note. The finish shows both aging potential and attractive fruitiness.

 

2010               13.5%

 

Paul Mas Viognier/Sauvignon Blanc

Filled with tropical fruit & refreshingly crisp

A Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier has grapefruit and tropical fruit notes and a fresh finish. The Paul Mas family has a winemaking tradition of over 100 years and the winery is managed by Jean-Claude Mas. It is located in the Languedoc region of south of France.

 

2013               12.5%


Cave de Lugny Les Charmes, Mâcon-Lugny

Rich & balanced with a refreshing finish

This un-oaked white Burgundy from the Mâconnais is made entirely from Chardonnay and shows characteristic citrus fruit notes together with buttery flavours and a crisp, refreshing finish

 

2013               13%

 

Mirabeau Cotes de Provence Rosé

Wild strawberries & raspberry delight

Crafted from grapes (grenache, syrah & cinsault) grown on the foothills of Mont Sainte Victoire near Aix, this beautifully bright rosé is elegant and seriously refreshing. Gorgeous aromas of wild strawberries and juicy raspberries continue onto the palate.

 

2013               13%

 

Wine

Price

Supplier

Comment

Mirabeau Cotes de Provence Rosé

 

£8.99

 

Waitrose

 

 

Paul Mas Viognier/Sauvignon Blanc

Was £8.99  now £6.69

 

Waitrose

 

25% Off Offer ends 27/01/2015

 

Cave de Lugny Les Charmes, Mâcon-Lugny

Was £10.50   now £8.40

 

Waitrose

 

20% Off Offer ends 27/01/2015

 

L'Arene des Anges Costieres de Nimes

Was £9.29 now £6.19

Waitrose

 

Save 1/3  Offer ends 27/01/2015

Waitrose Southern French Grenache IGP Pays d’Oc

£7.99

 

Waitrose

 

 

Château la Tour de Bessan Margaux

£15.99

 

Lidl

 

 

See the picture gallery for the bottles.