Costieres de Nimes, Blanc, 2010, Tesco, french connection classics

Costieres de Nimes 020314

 

From Tesco, a complex blend of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Ugni Blanc & Viognier from the maker’s website: 

http://www.frenchconnectionwines.co.uk/wines/

Must do some research on Rhone Blancs.

Palais Saint Vigni Chateauneuf du Pape 2011

Saint Vigni Chateauneuf du Pape (Small)

A very refined Chateauneuf du Pape from Jean Claude Fromont and this looks like a Tesco exclusive.

Slightly rusty colour in the glass, nice nose – hints of Chocolate.

Soft mouthfeel with good fruit complimenting the Lamb Chops.

A lovely blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan.

The new mansion of the Pope is an under-rated style of wine.

Saint Vigni Chateauneuf du Pape R (Small)