Monthly Archives: July 2016

V. Rosa Saumur-Champigny 2015

Henri et Nadia Drouineau, Domaine de la Villa Rosa, Vielles Vignes, AOC/AOP Saumur-Champigny, Maine-et-Loire, France, 2015 This appellation is on the left bank of the Loire, centred on the town of Saumur.  Soils are limestone-based, permitted varieties are cabernet franc and … Continue reading

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Orliac Terrasses du Larzac 2013

Marie Orliac, Clos de Prieure, AOP Terrasses du Larzac, Valflaunes, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2013 This wine: on calcareous soils at 150-250m altitude on 10-30% slopes; a 70:30 blend of syrah and grenache, natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €15.85 (2016). … Continue reading

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Moulin de Gassac Albaran 2015

Moulin de Gassac, Albaran, Aniane, IGP Pays d’Herault, Languedoc, France, 2015. This wine: on slopes of sandstone, limestones and marl, the limestone shows lots of small fossils – I have a sample; a 50:50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and grenache, … Continue reading

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Bergerie de L’Hortus 2015

Bergerie de L’Hortus, Classique, AOC/AOP Pic St Loup – Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2015 This wine: grown on 20-30% slopes of limestone scree at 150-200m altitude; a blend of mourvedre, grenache and syrah; the mourvedre is shown some oak; natural … Continue reading

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Dom. La Dournie Roussanne 2013

Domaine La Dournie, Marie, IGP Pays D’Oc, France, 2013 This wine: Varietal roussanne, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Leon Stolarski, £11.75 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a good nose of none too rich stone fruit, with touches of dried citrus and … Continue reading

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Cote de Brouilly 2013

D. Lacondemine, Les Roches Bleues, AOC/AOP Cote de Brouilly, Burgundy, 2013 This wine: hand harvested, matured in oak foudre, natural cork closure, 13% abv, en Beaujolais, €9.50 (2015) Consumer tasting note: rich sweet black berries and liquorice on the nose, … Continue reading

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