Great Reds of France Box

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Château Coutet

  • Domain and name of the wine: Château Coutet

  • Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

  • Region: Bordeaux, France

  • Grape varieties: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Franc 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3%, Malbec 7%

  • Vintage: 2019 - 2020 ( depending on the vintage available from our partner winemaker)
  • Dress color: Red - A garnet color, dark but translucent.

  • Color intensity: Dark and shiny color.

The nose is fine, complex, with small red and black fruits, plum, toast and sweet spices.

  • Body: 5/6 - Powerful

  • Tannins: 5/6 - Tannics

  • Sugar: 0/6 - Very dry

  • Acidity: 4/6 - Lively

  • Alcohol: 4/6 - Present (13.5%)

  • Length in the mouth: 4/6 - Rather long (7-8 sec)

A great balance, a beautiful density of color, a bright and delicious fruitiness and a freshness of the tannins which will allow them to be savored in their youth but also to have a high conservation potential.

To accompany a Toulouse cassoulet, beef, lamb, game, poultry

Domaine de Moulin-Pouzy

  • Domain and name of the wine: Domaine de Moulin-Pouzy

  • Appellation: Tradition Bergerac AOC

  • Region: South-West, France

  • Grape varieties: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Vintage: 2019
  • Color of the color: Red - The color is black cherry with ruby ​​reflections.

  • Intensity of color: Beautiful shine, limpid.

A warm nose, between red fruits and floral notes. Spicy and peppery lingering with notes of ripe red fruits

  • Body: 2/6 - Powerful

  • Tannins: 5/6 - Tannics

  • Sugar: 0/6 - Very dry

  • Acidity: 4/6 - Sharp

  • Alcohol: 5/6 - Generous (14%)

  • Length in the mouth: 3/6 - Medium (5-6 sec)

This red, made mainly from Merlot, nevertheless offers traits in common with its predecessor: a warm nose, between red fruits and floral notes, a full and round mouth without softness, enhanced with spicy touches.

Grilled or steamed fish (fish from the turbot and sole family are most suitable), mild and soft cheese...

Maison André Goichot - Naudin Tiercin

  • Estate: Maison André Goichot - Naudin Tiercin

  • Appellation: Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

  • Region: France, Burgundy

  • Grape varieties: Pinot Noir 100%

  • Vintage: 2019 or 2021 ( depending on the vintage available from our partner winemaker)
  • Color of the dress: A purple dress with violet nuances reminiscent of the peony flower or the depth of certain roses.

  • Color intensity: Beautiful shine, fairly dark color.

A nose which reveals notes of black fruits, jam, “pigeon heart” cherry flesh, kirsch, liquorice and spices.

  • Body: 2/6 - Powerful

  • Tannins: 1/6 - Silky

  • Sugar: 0/6 - Very dry

  • Acidity: 5/6 - Fresh

  • Alcohol: 2/6 - Discreet (12.5%)

  • Length in the mouth: 4/6 - Rather long (7-8 sec)

The fruity nose evokes morello cherry and raspberry, it evolves towards blackcurrant, licorice and undergrowth, often with a spicy touch.

To pair with roasted meats, filet mignon, mild-flavored cheeses...

Château Saint-Roch

  • Domain and name of the wine: Côtes du Rhône

  • Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

  • Region: Rhône, France

  • Grape varieties: Grenache 70%, Syrah 15%, Cinsault 15%

  • Vintage: 2021
  • Color of the dress: Red - A garnet color with purple reflections

  • Color intensity: Beautiful shine, lots of shine.

Fragrant and straight, the small red fruits combine with licorice. It is a perfect expression of its terroir.

  • Body: 4/6 - Powerful

  • Tannins: 3/6 - Present

  • Sugar: 0/6 - Very dry

  • Acidity: 3/6 - Fresh

  • Alcohol: 4/6 - Warm (13.5%)

  • Length in the mouth: 4/6 - long (6-7 sec)

This deep red which strikes with its aromatic density, on very ripe morello cherry and eucalyptus. A palette which is also expressed in a delicate palate, with an elegant touch, endowed with well-softened tannins, a sign of careful vinification, without excessive extraction, nor the need for use of wood.

With good meat: such as beef, lamb, game (deer, venison)...

Calculate your score:

You like wine but wine doesn't like you. No matter how much you smell the corks to detect possible defects, you only smell the smell of cork. You observe but see nothing, you smell but smell nothing, you chew but taste nothing… Is rosé a mixture of red and white? There is still a long way to go but you will get there with practice and tasting!

It's not the desire to become a true tasting master that you lack, but the training. You aspire to be a sommelier, there is no doubt about it, but your senses are not yet sharp enough and all wines have a similar taste. But don't despair: if Bach was able to become a musical virtuoso while being deaf, there is hope that you will one day be able to tell a chardonnay from a champagne. Train your nostrils and your taste buds, that's the only thing!

You may be spending too much time deciphering the label and not enough analyzing the contents of your INAO glass. But you have a taste for adventure: you are curious about everything and you explore the vine jungle with a machete without fear. You mess up, you get lost, you fall but you always get back up. You have the enthusiasm of a future oenologist: don't despair, you are on the right wine route!

You are an initiate of the order of good bottles. If you are not yet a great master of taste-vinage, you have the discipline and curiosity necessary to achieve it. If you can't yet distinguish the subtle notes of yuzu at the end of the second nose of a small, obscure wine with heightened minerality, you know with certainty what you like and what you don't like, and that's already a lot !

The precision of your tasting is almost witchcraft. It’s like you fell into an oak barrel when you were little! You simply excel in the art of oenology, you are familiar with the most advanced techniques and your senses are as sharp as those of a professional sommelier. You're pretty good, to say the least... The path to absolute grace is not far away!

You are the Mozart of tasting, the Picasso of the Pommerol cellars, the Einstein of the Savagnin old and Comté accord 36 months of maturing with grains of salt! At a glance, you can distinguish Mourvèdre from Tannat. The subtlety of your senses has risen to the rank of divinity: you discern the most incongruous aromas in a few seconds in any bottle. You have passed to the other side of the barrier: you no longer taste the wine, you write its destiny.

The connoisseurs' corner

The caudalie is the unit of time used by oenologists to measure the persistence in the mouth of a wine.

For example, if we still perceive the aromas of the wine 6 seconds after having swallowed it (or spit it out), then the wine will count 6 caudalies. Can you count the caudalies of the wines in this box?