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 flavor. 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
340 Rue du Rémoulaire
Salon de Provence, 13653
France
33 -490737341

Their Portfolio

85 Chantrose 2018 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $19.99.
87 Costeval 2019 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
88 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2017 Rose, Coteaux Varois en Provence 13% (France) $13.99.
89 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2018 Rosé, Coteaux Varois en Provence 13.5% (France) $13.99.
89 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2019 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
85 Domaine Bolchet 2016 Costières de Nimes 13% (France) $11.99.
87 Ferme des Brusc 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge 13% (France) $15.00.
88 Jardin des Nautes 2019 Côtes du Luberon Rouge 13.5% (France) $13.00.
88 Jas Des Vignes 2017 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 13% (France) $10.99.
86 Jas Des Vignes 2018 Rose, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 13% (France) $10.99.
91 Jas Des Vignes 2019 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $12.99.
86 Jas du Lauzon 2019 Côtes du Luberon Rouge 13.5% (France) $12.00.
BR La Poulardière 2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Manon 2018 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $18.99.
88 Manon 2019 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $15.99.
91 Pierre de Fontval 2018 Gigondas 14% (France) $36.00.
88 Rhone to the Bone 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.00.
89 Rhone to the Bone 2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00.
90 Rhône to the Bone 2015 Red , Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
BR Rhône to the Bone 2016 White, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13.5% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
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.
87 Rhône to the Bone 2017 Red Blend, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
89 Rhône to the Bone 2018 White Blend, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99.
90 Rhône to the Bone 2019 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.99.

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.