Natural wines to buy in Ain, France

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Ain, France.

A retailer that is not listed here can sell the wine ; he/she only has to contact the distributor or the importer.

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2012

Côtes-de-provence wine labelwhite Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - Antoine

2011 - 7.8 € -

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2010

blush Vin de pays des maures - Domaine Turenne - Aubrégades - [90% cinsault]

NV - 5 € - flower - light (will fit tomatoes rather than meat), slightly stiff, fresh

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2009

Côtes-de-provence wine labelred Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - (Bag in Box en poche de 5l)

2008 - 3.3 € - red fruit dominates the smell - in the mouth : a lot of red fruit (cherry) too but no fruit jelly, the wine is wide and slightly dries the palate, it shows a hint of volatile acidity on opening but stays vinous and balanced for weeks

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

Côtes-de-provence wine labelblush Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - rosé (bib cubitainer de 5l)

2008 - 2.8 € - a lot fruit - flower - intense, similar but smoother than the 2005 vintage, citrus, flower, biscuit, no stifness, pure and fresh

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

Côtes-de-provence wine labelwhite Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - Cuvée Antoine

2008 - 7 € - onctuous, dense, fruit, much alcohol, fresh

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2008

Côtes-de-provence wine labelblush Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - rosé ("Bag in Box" en poche de 5l) - [l'assemblage diffère dans l'année]

2007 - 3 € -

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2007

Côtes-de-provence wine labelwhite Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - Cuvée Antoine - [50% rolle, 50% petite clairette du var]

2006 - 6.2 € - akin to the Domaine Gavoty Cuvée Clarendon 2001 aged two or the Château de Pourcieux 2001 aged two, two Rolle varietals - the aromas are of flower and fresh almond - velvety, flower, fresh almond, a vegetable note (due to the incomplete maturity of certain grapes), starfruit, fresh, less alcohol than the two Rolle varietals

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2006

blush Vin de pays des maures - Domaine Turenne - Aubrégades - [Cinsault 90%]

2005 - 4 € - a scent of peach skin - dense, mouth-watering, alcohol shows much, fresh

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

Côtes-de-provence wine labelblush Côtes de provence - Domaine Turenne - Camille - [Cinsault 80%]

2005 - 5.7 € - the grape expresses itself finely thanks to a supportive winemaking (as opposed to obtrusive) - dust, carambola (star fruit) - no flower, a lot of fruit (carambola, a hint of redcurrant), much alcohol (wide), fresh

01800 Meximieux, 44 rue de Lyon, Cave de la Cité

 

Price figures are for 75 cl. They represent rough estimates of tags in France wine shops, at the date of the tasting.

Wines are selected on personal criteria.

 

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