La Ferme Julien Vin Blanc 2011

Yet another of the Trader Joe’s haul, this rounds out my first 5 selections from the TJ shelves.  This one is a white blend from France.

Winemaker:  La Ferme Julien
Wine:  Vin Blanc
Vintage:  2011
Appellation:  Luberon AOC
Price:  $4.99 at Trader Joe’s

Notes:  This very light-bodied, easy-to-drink Rhône Valley white is a blend of Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, and Rousanne grapes.  It is so light, in fact, there there is hardly any bouquet at all – just the slightest little whiff of citrus.  Despite this wine’s lightness, there is a bit of viscosity on the tongue that’s nice.  The style is restrained and straight-forward.  Gentle flavors of lemon and pear are primarily what I tasted.  On the quick finish there was a bite of grapefruit zest.  It’s a dry white at 13.5% alcohol, and acidity is pretty good.  If you like ’em subtle, this might be a good inexpensive pick for you – esp. if you’re looking to pair it with a light fish dish.

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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2 thoughts on “La Ferme Julien Vin Blanc 2011

    • I understand! Luckily for those of us who prefer a little less restraint — in our wines — there are a few more options available out there. I intend to go sample one right now! Here’s to more wine adventures.

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