Without any hesitation we can say that great to drink French wines. France produce the most. They consume the most. Haven’t try their wines. It’s high time to start. We would like to highlight some great suggestion for their wines and hereby you can find food pairing tips as well.
Our first stop in France is Rhone. They are famous of Viognier and Syrah grapes.A superb wine from here is Delas St. Joseph Francois de Tournon (2005). This is a dark ruby red with very nice aromas such as cassis and cherry. It has strong tannic character, but a bit silky. A nice selection for it Duck with peppercorns.
Second region which is one of the best known is Languedoc-Roussillon. It is located south-west of the country. The region wine industry is very modern with great wines such as. Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir from 2008. You can feel right now the violet aromas and the sweet red berry in it. This Pinot Noir is characteristic, soft and jammy. Pairing suggestion for this easy drinking wine: Chicken Pancetta.
What makes La Noble Merlot special is the careful selection of vineyards and grapes that go into the wine. La Noble located west of Carcassonne in the village of Pennautier. A wine that has a lot to offer in the bouquet for a simple country wine, La Noble Merlot (2005): Aromas of ripe plums with notes of spice and green pepper in the background. A mouthful of dense fruit on the palate with a solid backbone of firm tannins leading to a smooth finish. Our suggestion is top air with Spinach Salad and Bacon or Grilled Tuna Steaks.
Try Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, France. The Mdoc is situated north of the town of Bordeaux. Wines from Medoc are delicate, medium colored, they are fine and elegant; often tannic when young, harmonious and splendid when matured. Chateau Lamothe Pontac Medoc (2005) Intense purple color with a fruit forward bouquet of cherry, spice and vanilla notes. Rich cherry and black fruit flavors on the palate along with cinnamon and other spices. A lovely balanced wine with elegant tannins. Wonderful now but will also cellar beautifully. This nice wine is delicious with Roasted Mutton.
Our last wine is from the traditional Minervois region which was well known hundred years ago. Their wines are full bodied, well structured and tannic ones. Chateau Maris Minervois La Touge (2004) a powerful red wine with concentrated aromas of blackberry, wild herbs and finally with other spices. The rich wine is a nice mix of finesse and depth. Pairing recommendation is Herb Crusted Lamb Chops.
It was only five great wines from the wine kingdom. Let’s try with us other wines as well.
Enjoy your pairings!
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