VIWF day 2, Vive La France!! – Part One

Alrighty let’s get to it, and we will start with the host country of France. I hear they make some pretty good wine over there.

As always, I will present scores for everything I tasted and full reviews of anything we bought, and some other special stuff along the way.

As with last year, I will do this “by table”, since many of the tables have multiple labels. For prices, if it says “$XX BC Liquor Store”, you can assume it is on the BCLS website and is available in at least some BC Liquor Stores on a regular basis. If it says “$XX Festival”, then I do not believe you will find it in BC Liquor Stores. Of course, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t find it in private stores if you look hard enough.

There are 43 French wineries, and we got through just about all of ’em. In order to not put all my readers to sleep, I’ll split this blog post into two parts.

TABLE 1 AdVini

Clos de l’Oratoire 2017 Chatautneuf-du-Pape – 88
Haut Combes 2018 Faugères – 88
Domaine Laroche 2018 Chablis St. Martin – 88

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TABLE 2 Vignobles Alain Brumont

Château Bouscassé 2015 Madiran – 88
Château Montus 2014 Rouge – 88
Château Montus 2002 Cuvée Prestige – 88

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TABLE 3 Arthur Metz

Arthur Metz 2018 Pinot Pinot – 87
Arthur Metz NV Crémant Rosé Pinot Noir – 86
Arthur Metz NV Perle Noire – 86

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TABLE 4 Aubert Vignobles

Château Saint Antoine 2016 Bordeaux Supérieur – 85
Château Sessile-Aubert 2015 Montagne Saint-Émilion – 88
Château d’Anielle Saint-Émilion Grand Cru – 88
Château La Couspaude Saint-Émilion Grand Cru – 87

TABLE 6 Borie-Manoux

Château Colbert Canet 2018 Rosé – 87
Château Begadan 2016 Médoc – 88
Château Lions De Batailley – 90+

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TABLE 7 Domaine Boutinot

As of the time I am writing this, the only table where we bought everything they were offering.

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TABLE 8 Famille JM Cazes

L’Ostal Cazes 2018 Pays D’Oc Rosé – 87
Michael Lynch 2017 AOC Bordeaux Rouge – 85
Château Ormes de Pez 2016 Sain-Estephe AOC Rouge – 86
Château Villa Bel-Air AOC Graves – 90

TABLE 9 M. Chapoutier

M. Chapoutier  2018 Côtes du Rhône Belleruche Rouge – 88
M. Chapoutier 2017 Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem – 86
M. Chapoutier 2018 Tavel Rosé – 89

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TABLE 10 Crus et Domaines de France

Château Lamarque 2015 Bordeaux – 88
Vieux Château des Combes 2015 Bordeaux – 88
Château Bois Pertuis 2017 Bordeaux – 85

TABLE 11 Domaine Duseigneur

Domaine Duseigneur 2016 Côtes du Rhône La Chapelle – 87
Domaine Duseigneur 2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge Catarina – 91
Domaine Duseigneur 2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Catarina – 90

 

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TABLE 12 Fortant de France

Fortant 2018 Marinière Coteaux Varios en Provence Rosé – 87
Fortant 2018 Gaia Coteaux d’Aix en Provence – 87
Fortant 2018 Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon – 88
Fortant 2017 Gaia Saint-Chinian Organic – 87

TABLE 13 François Lurton

Mas Janeil 2017 San Soufre – 89

Francois Lurton 2018 Fumees Blanches

Francois Lurton 2018 Terra Sana Rosé

Chateau des Earles 2017 Fitou

TABLE 14 François Martenot (Bourgogne)

François Martenot 2018 Aligoté – 88
François Martenot 2018 Petit Chablis – 88
François Martenot 2018 Saint Véran – 88

TABLE 15 François Martenot (Bourgogne/Beaujolais)

Chartron et Trébuchet 2018 Pouilly-FuisséHospices de Beaujeu 2018 Regnie

TABLE 16 Gabriel Meffre

Château Grand Escalion 2018 Amoureuse Rosé – 87
Laurus 2017 Beaumes de Venise – 89

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TABLE 17 Les Vins Georges Duboeuf

Georges DuBoeuf 2018 BrouillyDuboeuf 2018 RoséDuboeuf 2018 Julienas Chateau des CapitansDuboeuf 2018 Jean-Ernest Descombes Cote du Py

TABLE 18 Gérard Bertrand

Gérard Bertrand 2018 Côte des Roses Rosé – 87
Gérard Bertrand 2018 Domaine de L’Aigle Chardonnay – 86
Gérard Bertrand 2017 Grand Terroir Tautavel – 88

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TABLE 19 Les Grands Chais de France (Bordeaux/Provence)

Château Terrebonne 2018 Rosé – 86
Château La Grande Clotte 2016 Bordeau – 85
Chãteau de Balan 2015 Bordeaux – 85
L’Endllos Domaines Edmond De Rothschild 2015 Bordeaux – 85

TABLE 20 Les Grands Chais de France (Loire)

La Château O Sauvion Haut-Poitou 2018 Sauvignon Blanc – 86
Château de Fesles 2016 Anjou Blanc – 86
Château du Cléray 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie – 86

TABLE 22 Hugel & Fils

Hugel & Fils 2018 Gentil – 88
Hugel & Fils 2016 Pinot Noir – 85

Hugel & Fils 2014 GewurztraminerHugel & Fils 2015 Riesling

That’s about half of the French wineries, so we’ll stop there for now.

Next up: Obviously still have to report on the other half of the host nation, plus everything else in the world, but in a few hours we are heading out to our favorite event of the Festival every year: Dine Italia! Chances are that my next blog post will be a recap of this beautiful lunch.

Until next time!

 

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Wine blogger, foodie, traveler.

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