|Les Vignobles de Foncalieu - coup for co-op|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Friday, 13 April 2012 15:20|
Southern French co-operative Les Vignobles de Foncalieu is witnessing a move to their own branded wines, above own label.
Ten years ago the split was 95%/5% own label/brand, now it's 80%/20%, says on-trade manager Marie-Annick Consola. One of those labels is Le Versant which now representing 9% out of the 20%. The range produces a Sauvignon Blanc that hosts subtle, restrained flavours, rather than New World style overt, plus a lively Viognier. There is also a top notch Chardonnay that displays a well-rounded, well-balanced, elegant and sophisticated palate that will grace any restaurant table with confidence. A succulent Versant Grenache Rosé, with flavours of fruit salad, followed by a zingy refreshing acidity. There is also a Marselan Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot, deliciously spicy Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, all classified as IGP Pays d"Oc. Stockists Fullers, Hennings, Venus and the City Beverage Company.