La Ferme Julien Côtes Du Ventoux (2006)

la-ferme-julien-cotes-du-ventoux-2006Tom chose this La Ferme Julien Côtes Du Ventoux 2006 from France for this Sunday evening. This red is a blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Carignan, and 15% Cinsault. Fairly low in tannin, Cinsault is grown abundantly in France and used to blend with other grapes. The Cinsault has great perfume and supple texture and is often used to offset the harshness of the Carignan.

We have had a good weekend and tonight we can hear sleet hitting the windows. Winter has arrived in Michigan. For dinner I am preparing two slabs of pork ribs. I started by mixing a rub of chili powder, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper on the ribs and letting them rest for an hour on the counter. Then I covered them with foil and put them in the oven at 300 for an hour; then took off the foil for an hour. Then I prepared my own barbecue sauce by sauteing onions and garlic and adding chili powder, cayenne pepper, catsup, molasses, cider vinegar, spicy mustard, and worcestershire sauce . . . and then I smothered the ribs in the sauce and put them back in the oven and that is where they are now. They need to continue to cook for an hour and half. So by the time they are done they will be succulent and tender. The ribs have been an all-afternoon undertaking — very fun, comforting, and cozy.

This wine is perfect for tonight’s dinner.


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3 Responses to “La Ferme Julien Côtes Du Ventoux (2006)”

  1. La Ferme Julien Côtes Du Ventoux (2006) « Tom and Melody’s wine blog Says:

    […] wanted to add my comments for the second night after it had spent some time breathing. (You can see my comments last night when it was freshly […]

  2. GiGi Malm Says:

    Hi Melody … it’s me again, GiGi from Florida! Still loving your daily blog and wanting to know WHEN ARE YOU PUBLISHING YOUR COOKBOOK?? It continually blows me away at all the goodies that you’re always whipping up for your family!!!! Thinking of you in MI as we enjoy temps in the high 70’s today!! 🙂
    Thank you, again … GiGi

  3. Tom & Melody Says:

    Awww, Gigi. I love your comments! Thanks so much!


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