This wine tasting I devoted to French wine. We think that we know french wine. The most popular is Bordeaux and Burgundy. But France have so many wine appellations . I wanted to show great wines but not as popular.
My menu was all french too.
- goat cheese
- stuffed mushroom caps
- pissaladiere (french pizza with onion, tomato, anchovies)
- poulet au paprika
- raspberry duck
- Lemon madelines
Château La Gontelle 2010, Ac 1er Côtes De Blaye
Aromas of cedar, berry, spice and cassis greet the nose here. The palate is crisp, round and in a modern style. There is lovely structure with great balance throughout and wonderfully complementary, integrated fruit, acidity and tannins. This wine is spicy, ripe, fruity and delicious.
2009 Perrin & Fils "Reserve" Côtes du Rhône
A beautiful deep red hue that seems almost opaque. The nose shows caramel and spices that mingle with red berry fruit. The palate is full and deep, with fine tannins and good length.
The 2009 Perrin et Fils Cotes du Rhone Reserve red is composed of 60% Grenache (from the estate vineyards at Prebois), 20% Syrah (from the estate vineyards in Vinsobres), and 20% Mourvedre. It offers lots of black cherry fruit, underbrush, licorice, pepper, and spice notes in a medium-bodied, richly fruity style with no hard edges.