La Bastille Carignan - Merlot, 2017
La Bastille Rouge is a blend of Carignan and Merlot grapes and offers a fruity palate with a spicy finish. A good introduction to French reds it is well suited to red meat dishes but can be enjoyed on its own.
Les Vignobles Foncalieu
Les Vignobles Foncalieu are like no other cooperative. Their technical teams include international talents who revel in a mosaic of huge terroirs. So it comes as no surprise to learn that Michel Bataille and the 1,200 wine growing estate owners made the choice to produce upmarket wines. In order to achieve excellence in terms of quality, they have invested in a number of cutting-edge facilities.
|Region||Vin de France|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||11.5%|
|Closure Type||Screw Cap|
|Style||Red - Medium-bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Carignan, Merlot|
Vin de France
What used to be known as Vin de Table, or ‘table wine’ in France, is now called Vin de France, and designates French wine that is not labelled by appellation or region. In past decades, the reputation of these wines was not the best, in part due to rules that forbid the grape variety from being listed on the bottle. In response to growing competitiveness in the global market, the French wine authorities changed the rules and name of the classification, and saw demand for these wines start to rise. This was great news for consumers, as some real gems can be found from producers not limited by classification restrictions. Try our very own Le Grand Duc range – exclusively bottled and labelled for Le Bon Vin.