Verdier and Logel Cotes du Forez 2011

Recommendation: Recommended as a buy.

Winery/Producer: Odile Verdier and Jacky Logel, France

Grape Variety: Gamay

Geographic Origin: Cotes du Forez; Loire, France

Vintage: 2011

Price: $11.70

Purchased From: The Caviste, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pared With: BBQ chicken, oven fried potatoes and blue cheese slaw.


    He said: Clear ruby red color (actually it’s a magnificent red color). Light earthy/floral bouquet. Wonderful ripe cherry taste that continues into the long dry finish. There is so much flavor in this wine it catches you by surprise and the earthiness in the wine combines so well with this flavor. The vibrant cherry taste is outstanding, the acid and tannins just right…and at this price it’s a real bargain.

    She said: After a wonderful visit to our favorite wine shop, The Caviste in Winston-Salem, North Carolina we decided on this wine for our dinner of chicken barbecue. Not a great pairing. We know the wine was fabulous from our tasting at the wine shop; but the delicious fruity cherry flavor was overwhelmed by the strong flavors of the dinner. No problem, I scarfed down the dinner and enjoyed the wine afterwards!!! And what a treat. Smooth, dry with medium body and moderate tannins that linger into the long tasty finish. A bargain wine at $11.70; but don’t drink it with barbecue or strong blue cheese.

    Comments: The Cotes du Forez wine region is located in the Loire Valley close to Burgundy and Gamay is the only grape planted. So if you like Beaujolais as much as we do, you will love this wine.

Bar code: (No bar code on the bottle)