Full Review

Pierre de Fontval

Pierre de Fontval
2019 Vinsobres

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

Pierre de Fontval
2019 Vinsobres

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry jam, chess pie, cedar, and licorice with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with no oak flavor. A simple, dry-yet-fruity red for everyday indulging.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: raspberry jam, chess pie, cedar, and licorice
Taste Flavor: raspberry jam, chess pie, cedar, and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple dry-yet-fruity red for everyday indulging.

The Producer

Famille Ravoire

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.
89 Costeval 2020 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13.5% (France) $14.00.
88 Cuvée Des Lices 2020 Côtes De Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
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.
BR Esprit De Fanette 2020 Rosé, IGP Mediterranee 12.5% (France) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
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.
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.
88 Jas Des Vignes 2020 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
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.
90 Manon 2020 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
89 Olivier Ravoire 2019 Banderet, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00.
90 Olivier Ravoire 2020 Banderet, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13.5% (France) $14.00.
90 Olivier Ravoire 2020 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 13.5% (France) $13.00.
87 Perle de Valensole 2020 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
91 Pierre de Fontval 2018 Gigondas 14% (France) $36.00.
BR Pierre de Fontval 2019 Rochegude, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 15% (France) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Roaix, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 14.5% (France) $15.00.
93 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 14% (France) $15.00.
85 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Vinsobres 14.5% (France) $15.00.
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.
93 Rhone to the Bone 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $13.00.
87 Rhone to the Bone 2020 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $13.00.
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.

Rhone Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other reds from France's Rhone Valley include St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage. St. Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage are among the largest appellations of the Rhône Valley production zone; they are made primarily from the red variety Syrah, while up to 10% two white grapes, Roussanne and Marsanne are allowed. For Côte-Rotie (literally "roasted slope") and Hermitage, only Syrah may be used.

All four of these wines - especially Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage - are powerful, robust reds that need time to round out after their release. The finest versions of these two wines often drink well for four or five decades. Pair these wines with strong cheeses such as comté or Parmigiano, game birds or roast veal or pork.

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