Full Review

Domaine Bolchet

Domaine Bolchet
2016 Costières de Nimes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99

Domaine Bolchet
2016 Costières de Nimes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Pale violet color. Aromas of white pepper and spring cherry with a silky, vibrant, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length black cherry pit, blue flowers, and forest floor finish with a suggestion of oak. A pleasing Southern Rhone blend for a wide variety of palates and dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: white pepper and spring cherry
Taste Flavor: black cherry pit, blue flowers, and forest floor
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Dried Fruit Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Grilled Duck Breast With Fruit Compote, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasing Southern Rhone blend for a wide variety of palates and dishes.

The Producer

Ravoire & Fils

The Producer
225 Avenue de la Gare
Le Grand Jardin, Lauris, 84360
France
33 -490087620

Their Portfolio

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85 Domaine Bel Eouve 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $13.99.
88 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2017 Rose, Coteaux Varois en Provence 13% (France) $13.99.
85 Domaine Bolchet 2016 Costières de Nimes 13% (France) $11.99.
89 Domaine Fontanyl 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13.5% (France) $14.99.
88 Domaine La Rabiotte 2015 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
93 Domaine Saint-Ferreol 2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13% (France) $11.99.
90 Florette 2015 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
90 Jas Des Vignes 2015 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 14% (France) $9.99.
91 Jas Des Vignes 2016 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.99.
88 Jas Des Vignes 2017 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 13% (France) $10.99.
85 Les Trois Sources 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13% (France) $12.99.
85 Les Trois Sources 2016 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $11.99.
89 Manon 2015 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
84 Manon 2016 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
96 Retrofollies 2016 Rose, Coteaux Varois de Provence 13.5% (France) $12.99.
90 Rhône to the Bone 2015 Red , Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
84 Rhône to the Bone 2016 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13.5% (France) $14.99.
85 Rhône to the Bone 2016 Red, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $15.99.
88 Rhône to the Bone 2017 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99.
86 Rhône to the Bone 2017 Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 13.5% (France) $13.99.

Southern French Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Southern French red is a catchall category that covers many different types of wines from the south of France. Included in this are red wines from Provence, Languedoc-Roussilon and the Rhone Valley. Most of these wines are made from Rhone varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan and while may of them are moderately priced wines for short term-drinking, as with a Provence red or a Cotes-du-Rhone, there are some red wines from the southern of France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape that are medium-full to full bodied and crafted to drink well for more than a decade.

These southern French reds work with a variety of foods, such as casserole for the lighter versions, all the way to lamb shank or wild game for the more robust wines.