Rimbert Cousin Oscar is a simple, fresh, regional wine of France. Just made to drink and enjoy without too much thought. Made from organically grown Cinsault from schist based soils.
It is light, red fruited, spicy and floral. It is almost like heavy rose and can be served as such.
Drink from now. Serve it slightly chilled if you like.
Fairly versatile or, don’t have it with anything.
A large and rambling region on the Mediterranean coast of France. Styles, varieties and quality vary hugely. There are some true gems in the region though. Some appellations are outstanding but mostly producer will be the biggest indicator of quality.
Vin de France
The catch all for wines that are either outside of any recognised appellation OR fail to adhere to the laws of an established appellation. It does not necessarily mean you are getting a cheap or nasty wine. In some cases a winemaker will purposefully ‘declassify’ a wine so they can make it better than if they stayed withing the appellations restricting influence.
An important supporting grape in a lot of wines from Southern France. It can tolerate the heat but really needs a dry climate to avoid disease. Makes strong black wines that lack a bit of charm without other varieties help. It can really turn it on for textural rosé, especially when an aromatic variety is blended in.