With 2009 and 2010 being excellent vintages for Bordeaux, I have been acquiring a collection of budget friendly to moderately priced bottles from both vintages. A few of them will need to be cellared for a couple of years to reach their full potential, but the ones that fall into that simple, everyday, yet still lovely category I will give a pour to. I thought Les Vigniers de Fontcailloux Bordeaux Superieur 2009 would be perfect now, and enthusiastically popped it open to accompany dinner of chèvre filled quinoa and lentil patties, barbecued tempeh and mesclun salad.Occasionally I am unable to track down vineyard and winery details, and unfortunately Les Vigniers de Fontcailloux is one of those times. I only managed to find information on the bottler/negociant Maison Johanѐs Boubée; they are the largest wine distributor in France, and are present in 30 countries worldwide as part of the Carrefour Group. I was not able to extract any details related to this particular wine or vineyard.
Brick-garnet in colour, aromas of brambly berries, dried flowers and earthy coffee rose from the glass. Tart cherry and cranberry flavours were joined by earthy notes and dry tannins in the medium body. White pepper, mocha and earthy minerals lingered in the moderate finish. Straightforward and easy drinking, this is a pleasant table wine.
Bottled for Maison Johanѐs Boubée
Enjoy now thru 2014