French wines at Vintage Cellars
For those of you who know me it will come as no surprise to hear me say, ‘wherever I go, I note the wines I taste.’ If you don’t make a note, you’ll forget and that would be a shame! If it’s a good bottle, you’d want to remember it so you can buy more the next time and if it’s a wine you didn’t like then you don’t want to be wasting your time on those wines because you want to use your time to be tasting a range of different wines or at least those you like!
If you don’t have time to go to tastings, head over to a wine store and speak to them about what you like or what you’re interested in trying along with your budget and they should have you tatsing a few interesting wines in no time! I popped into Vintage Cellars just off Stirling Highway and after stating I was looking for some French wines for under $20, they suggested the below wines:
Produced by the well known co-operative, Cave de Lugny this Crémant de Bourgogne is delicious. You might think it’s Champagne as it’s in a Champagne bottle and made the same way as Champagne but this wine is from Burgund and it’s not made with the 3 varieties that go into Champagne. This is made from 100% Chardonnay and is a delightful refreshing sparkling with a delicate mousse and layers of flavours – melon and peach fill the palate with subtle notes of biscuit. All for $17.77 – I’d happily buy a few more!
For just $17.77 the Bourgogne Chardonnay from Cave de Lugny offers lovely refreshing acidity with a hint of minerality and peach. Good value and it delivers at this price point.
Finally I bought and then tried the Rosé d’Anjou from the Loire Valley in France. Made from two grapes at home in the Loire, Grolleau and Cabernet Franc this is medium sweet in taste with hints of light berries, I couldn’t believe it was only $8.88. Good value, flavour and enjoyable asapéritif on a warm Saturday afternoon.