This is how we’ve been buying our wine recently – straight from the barrel at the market. It’s really quite a decent ‘everyday drinking’ dry red wine. Not too strong, a bit tart, with a hint of a peppery flavour.
Domaine Philémon is from the Gailliac region of SW France in Villeneuve-sur-Vere a small village on the Vere river. The Vieules family who make it have had a vineyard in Villeneuve since 1804. Today the vineyard is run by Mathieu Vieules who also grows wheat and sunflowers http://www.winetraditions.com/domaine-philemon/
Wikipedia says: “Wine expert Jancis Robinson describes the wines made from the Fer grape (known locally as ‘Braucol’) as “interestingly perfumed” with a rhubarb aroma. The wines are often full-bodied with dark ruby colours and concentrated fruit flavours.” Not bad for 1.70 euro a litre!