A interesting dry white from France with strong Roussane flavors

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Brand NameLa Vieille Ferme
Wine NameRecolte
Vintage (Year)2007
AVARhone Valley
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeBourboulenc, Grenache Blanc
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating6 (on a scale of 1-10)

Ah, it's a new year, and I've been happy to find that I can get one of my favorite wines again (Manta Sauvignon Blanc; it's extremely inexpensive, but a great deal). Along the way, I picked up this bottle of Recolte. While I am not a Francophile and dont' believe that they have some superiority of wines, I dared to try it anyway.

I had it chilled, which is how they say that it's best presented, but unfortunately, it was too dry for my taste. While I am familiar with both the Ugni Blanc and the Roussane grapes, I felt that this wine had a majority Roussane twinge to it. On the flip side, I don't ever recall having either the Bourboulenc or the Grenache Blanc in the past.

This wine is probably good when you are eating something like crackers, or having a food where you don't want to influence your palate too much. The label says that it is fruity, but I find it totally devoid of any good character and more bland than anything else.


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