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  • Stunning Pinot Noir from the South of France
  • Awarded 'Best Co-op Producer in France'
  • A United Cellars exclusive!

Tasting Notes

Colour Mid Red
Nose A strong and aromatic nose of red fruits mixed with liquorice notes.
Palate Medium bodied, with earthy rapsberry fruit and fine tannins. Smooth and generous mouthfeel.
Food Pairing Veal, Game meats.
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Les Vignobles Foncalieu named 'Cooperative Winery of the Year 2012' by the Revue du Vin de France - the biggest magazine in the French wine industry!
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Languedoc Roussillon
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Le Versant
Le Versant are a selection of wines from the finest plots of Les Vignobles Foncalieu - a cooperative like no other. Their technical teams include international talents who revel in this mosaic of huge terroirs.

Les Vignobles Foncalieu supports 1,200 small growers in the South of France producing great value upmarket wines. In order to achieve excellence in terms of quality, they have invested in cutting-edge facilities and employ leading French and international specialists.
Languedoc Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon is oft called by the abbreviated 'Languedoc' - It's the coastal region of southern France from Provence to the Pyrenees Mountains and borders with Spain. With over 3 times the amount of vines than the entire of Bordeaux it's a vast region that produces a lot of wine. Vin de Pays d'Oc and sparkling Crémant de Limoux are two of its most famous exports.

The regions history when it comes to wine is a long a rich one, however it is also home to some of the newest AUC appellations in France, like Cabardès, which was only officially recognised in 1999. The region is a haven for enthusiasts of wine on a budget, for it is here you can find some remarkably high-quality wines without breaking the bank. Given the higher amount of sun hours experienced in the South of France, the wines coming from there are more full bodied and rich than from other more prestigious regions.

In the recent past (1970's) Languedoc region was known to produce vast amounts of cheap wine that didn't help its reputation region at all, however a steady improvement now sees it responsible for producing some great value wines that are generally blends, though not entirely so. Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Chardonnay, Carmenere, Cinsault and Picpoul are some of the most common widely planted varietals. Grower cooperatives produce some remarkable wines alongside their more traditional winery neighbours.


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