France has numerous other wine regions besides the regions listed above. Savoie, Jura, Provence, Cahors, Madiran, Faugeres, Languedoc, Costieres de Nimes and Corsica are but a few. All of these regions have unique wines made with grapes that are often found nowhere else in the world. France's other regions will most certainly reward the wine drinker who seeks out the wines from these distinctive places.
"Dark black, - hence the name. Dry and candied fruits and licorice on the nose. Robust, richly flavored palate with loads of dark plum, raspberry and boysenberry- all backed up by a bold tannic frame. Good mix of five spice and dark chocolate and creamy notes on the finish. Perfect with braised meats or as a chocolate dessert accompaniment. List Price $59.99"
"Deep purple, almost opaque in colour with an expressive nose of black fruits, pepper, cinnamon, spice and violets. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits, very open and welcoming with an explosion of fruit and spice. Mineral undertones."
"Esprit de Flore is a well-balanced wine with a lovely roundness. Red fruits dance from the glass and the tannins are lithe. The finish reveals cranberries, strawberries and the slightest hint of liquorice. Esprit de Flore is easy to drink, and ready to drink now."
"Jardin d'Hiver means garden of winter. This special wine is a blend of 80% Gros Manseng and 20% Petit Manseng, two indigenous grapes of Gascony. Jardin d'Hiver presents itself with ripe and round tropical flavors which are slightly off-dry. Delightful as an aperitif or with fruits and cheeses."
"93 Points- Wine Advocate. Very intense and precise on the nose, offering sweet honey and yellow peach and mango aromas along with super ripe pineapples. The palate is sweet, intense and very elegant, firm yet finely structured and the salty/mineral finish is already dryer than the first attack on the palate. Aging potential of 20+ years."
"89 Wine Spectator Crisp and juicy, featuring concentrated flavors of raspberry, plum and currant, as well as hints of sour cherry. The minerally finish is focused and precise, with some meaty notes."
"25% Carignan, 25% Merlot, 25% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah. This fruit-forward red features loads of raspberry, blackberry and dark chocolate flavors that are crisp and spicy in this medium- to full-bodied red. Features nice finish of savory herb and plum notes."
"Straw yellow in colour with green tints. Its fairly strong nose reveals delicate fruitiness and its aromatic palate mixes together notes ranging from roses and spices through to white-fleshed fruit. The palate is very well-balanced, leaving an impression of great freshness. Dry and crisp, Gentil Dopff-Irion unveils subtle mineral notes, translating into purity and freshness. The texture is silky and fine."
"This is a gently spicy wine with notes of ginger and cinnamon as well as ripe tropical fruits. It is not a complex wine, but very approachable even at this stage and touched with some acidity on the finish."
"Complex and intense nose with aromas of roasted coffee, mocha, toasted hazelnut, and spicy notes embellished with hints of orange zest and orange flower."