Les Fontanelles 2008 Vin de Pays d’oc France.
Vin de pays is a French term meaning “country wine”. Vins de pays are a step in the French wine classification that is above the table wine (Vin de table) classification, but below the VDQS and Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) classifications. Legislation on the Vin de pays terminology was created in 1973 and passed in 1979, allowing producers to distinguish wines that were made using grape varieties or procedures other than those required by the AOC rules, without having to use the simple and commercially non-viable table wine classification. Unlike table wines, which are only indicated as being from France, Vin de pays carries a geographic designation of origin, the producers have to submit the wine for analysis and tasting, and the wines have to be made from certain varieties or blends. Regulations regarding varieties and labelling practices are typically more lenient than the regulations for AOC wines. In 2009, the Vin de pays classification was replaced by the new PGI – Indication Géographique Protégée, or Protected Geographical Region – designation.
The landscape picture on the label is interesting. I think this is the uniqueness of the French wine label. They must put the landscape picture on the label. This label is interesting and has a stopping power for customer to buy.
I have not tasted this wine yet but I like to put it on my wine rack collection.
Château Saint-Pierre 1999 by Saint-Julien France.
Saint-Julien is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) for red wine in the Bordeaux region, located in the Médoc subregion. It takes its name from the commune Saint-Julien-Beychevelle and is one of the six communal appellations in Médoc. A number of classified (Grand Cru Classé) Bordeaux estates are located within the appellation.
I like the Château picture on the label. It is interesting and unique. I have not tried this wine yet. I like to put this wine next to my other Château wine collection.
Kressmann Saint-Émilion Grande Reserve 2006 by Kressman France.
Saint-Émilion is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Bordeaux wine region of France, where it is situated in the Libourne subregion on the right bank of the Dordogne. Saint-Émilion is registered as a world heritage by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The wines of Saint-Émilion are typically blended from different grape varieties, the three main ones being Merlot (60% of the blend), Cabernet Franc (nearly 30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (around 10%).
The red color label on the bottle cap is so eye catching. I have not tasted this wine yet. I like to put it on my wine rack collection.
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Kressmann Médoc Grande Reserve 2006 by Kressman France.
Médoc is an AOC for wine in the Bordeaux wine region of southwestern France, on the Left Bank of the Gironde estuary that covers the northern section of the viticultural strip along the Médoc peninsula. The zone is sometimes called Bas-Médoc, though this term is not permitted on any label. With few exceptions there is produced only red wine, and no white wine has the right to be called Médoc.
The red color label on the bottle cap is so eye catching. I have not tried this wine yet. I like to put it on my wine rack collection.
They have a website. Check it out:
Château Moulin de Curat 2006 by Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion France.
Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Bordeaux wine region of France, where it is situated in the Libourne subregion on the right bank of the Dordogne. It was granted AOC status on 14 November 1936, and the AOC designation granted to the wines which have been harvested on the land of the Puisseguin commune. 753 hectares (1,860 acres) of vine planted areas have belonged to the appellation in 2005, with a production of 34,648 hl. Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion only produces red wine, and nearly all of the grape varieties from Bordeaux can be and are used, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Côt, etc., although it is Merlot that is used most often.
This wine bottle is one of my favorites. The embossed logo shape is stand out on the bottle. The picture is also interesting with the eclipse golden border. The message of the brand is also strong. I like it. I have not tasted this wine yet. I like to put it on my wine rack collection.
They have a website. Check it out: http://www.ginestet.fr/