Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Roncier Wines

Produced in Mercurey, Burgundy

Maison L Tramier & Fils

Roncier Vin de France Rouge...$13.99
Vin de France (read more about Vin de France below)
The red is blend of varietals and vintages, it’s a concept that goes back to the 60s when his father started blending southern Rhône with Burgundy grapes in order to make a good table wine at a great price while maintaining the same quality every year. It’s a blend of Pinot and Gamay from Burgundy along with Mourvedre and Grenache from the Rhône where he also owns a vineyard.

This wine, with a deep red robe, provides intense aromas of small ripe red and black berries. It is supple and mouth-watering on the palate, with soft tannins and fruity flavors. Drink now and over the next 6-7 years.
Wine and food pairing : Meats, couscous, grilled chicken cutlet with mustard, goat’s and sheep’s milk cheeses

Roncier Vin de France Blanc...$13.99
The Vin de France White was made to recreate a Burgundy style white at a very different price point obviously. The blend is Chardonnay, Aligoté with Colombard.
Magnificent clear pale golden appearance. We can find fresh bread, orange blossom, apricot and flower of the fields’ aromas develop in the nose. Wine is round and fat on the palate, with a pretty finish. Wine and food pairing: Tapas, grilled fishes and fishes in sauce.  Drink now and over then next 3-4 years

What is Vin de France?
"Vin de France has definitely come into its own since France established the category a decade ago. Global sales of wines classified as Vin de France (VDF) now average 340 million bottles annually—that’s 10 bottles sold every second. And an increasing number of VDF wines are being recognized by the trade as high-quality and medal-worthy

The concept—strikingly innovative at the time, allowing vintners to blend wines from different regions and new combinations of grape varieties—represented a fundamental shift for a country so tied to geographic classification for its wines.

The denomination was designed to free winemakers to create wines that compete with large international brands, and it has worked. Another goal was to streamline French wine, making the wines more accessible to consumers. That worked, too. Now, a decade after the designation was first established"  SevenFifty Daily

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