(2015) 12% abv. Yet another Provence look- and taste-alike, with its pale colour and pretty redcurrant and gentle peach fruit. Good dry acidity, lots of pithiness, a twist of dill or chicory, in actually one of the better pale imitations around. On offer currently.
(2013) A pale salmon pink 'Vin de France' wine with a very attractive nose, a touch of spice and pepper, a touch of Pinot truffle and very nice strawberry beneath. Crisp, bone dry and well defined on the palate, the redcurrant and cranberry dry fruit is food friendly and appealing.
(2013) 13.0%, Screwcap. This Pays d'Oc wine has a light to medium cherry colour, and is an early-picked blend of Grenache and Syrah. Fairly muted aromatically, raspberry and redcurrant comes through, a touch of creaminess, but very discreet. On the palate the fruit shines through with a certain ripe and sweet-edged attack, and the freshness of this is very good, shimmering and long and even a touch mineral and salty in the very dry finish. Impressive and well priced.
(2013) 13.0%, Screwcap. As pale as the palest Provence example, this is made from Grenache Gris in the Roussillon and is classified as a Pays d'Oc wine. Very fine, lightly mineral and earthy nuances to fresh red fruits. The palate has delicious, racy clarity, the mouth-watering dryness and gently mineral touch, along with pure, lemon zest and lightly pithy acidity. Sophisticated stuff.
(2013) 12.0%, Screwcap. Well known for their Limoux Chardonnay in particular, this pale pink Pinot Noir from Domaine Begude has pleasing floral notes to the summery raspberry and strawberry fruit. In the mouth it is elegantly pitched, with plenty of sweet, fully ripe fruit, but a lovely core of dry, clean and citrussy acidity that drives through into a long, balanced finish. Tangy and delicious.
(2012) Attractively pale, Provence colour. Very delicate raspberry and redcurrant aromas, touch of mealiness, touch of briar. The palate has good weight and texture, and a mice creamy edge to the summer fruits, but good, clean, herby acidity.