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17 July 2017 News

A new post in Food & Wine focuses on 50 of the world’s most reliable, inexpensive wines that offer consistently amazing quality – year in and year out. The list includes 2 VINTUS wines, the E. Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge and the Langlois-Chateau Crémant de Loire. See the comments below on each vine, and here to see the complete list.

E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge ($15)
While Guigal’s greatest acclaim derives from its extraordinary single-vineyard Côte-Rôties, which Rhône wine fanatics refer to as the “La Las”—La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque—this family-owned firm makes top-notch wines at every price. Its typically Syrah-based Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge is full-bodied and compellingly aromatic.

Langlois-Chateau Crémant de Loire Brut NV ($20)
It’s sparkling, it’s from France, it’s delicious—and it isn’t Champagne. Langlois-Chateau, founded in 1885, makes a variety of wines, but its shortbread-scented, pear-inflected Crémant is the one that rises above the rest. A blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, it ages for 24 months on its lees (the yeast cells left over after fermentation) rather than the nine months typical of most Crémants, which helps give it unusual lushness and depth.