Monthly Archives: November 2019

Foncalieu Chardonnay Brut NV

Les Vignobles Foncalieu (a union of co-operatives), Les Petites Perles, Chardonnay, Brut, Vin Mousseux de Qualite, France, NV On vin mousseux de qualite, and some notes on sparkling wine made outside Champagne. This wine: lot No. LSB91307 (below rear label), … Continue reading

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Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre 2010

Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre, AOC Saint Julien, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2010 This wine: lot No. LPLP1001 153B14 (below front label), a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 8% petit verdot, 2% cabernet franc; coated natural cork closure, 13.5% … Continue reading

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Petit Causse Minervois 2017

P & M Chabbert, Domaine de Petit Causse, Griotte de Ventajou, AOP Minervois, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On AOP Minervois. This wine: lot No. LG17 (on rear label), a blend of syrah, grenache noir and carignan; oaked with some percentage … Continue reading

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Calix Mano a Mano VdF 2017

Olivier Calix, Sarrat de Goundy, Mano a Mano, Vin de France (La Clape, Aude, Occitanie), France, 2017 This wine: lot No. L19025M4 (below capsule), a 50:50 blend of syrah and nielluccio (aka sangiovese), no added yeast, aged in 115 litre … Continue reading

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Mas Sibert Armelot VdF 2016

Mas Sibert, Armelot, Vin de France (Fos, Herault, Languedoc), 2016 On Vin de France (VdF) VdF, since 2010 replacing the Vin de Table category, is not only the entry quality level for French wine, but can also be a source … Continue reading

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Boschis Barolo Cannubi 2009

Azienda Agricola E Pira e Figli, Chiara Boschis, Barolo DOCG Cannubi (a village of the Barolo commune), Piemonte, Italy, 2009 Some notes on Barolo DOCG The minimum ageing requirements before release are, for a normale 38 months, with at least … Continue reading

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Capdepon Blanquette Limoux NV

Michel Capdepon, Domaine des Trois Fontaines, Brut, AOC Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV On Blanquette de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L33184 (on back label), a blend of mauzac, chenin blanc and chardonnay, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, … Continue reading

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Ch. Cruzeau Pessac-Leognan 2015

Vignobles Andre Lurton, Chateau de Cruzeau, AOC Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2015 This wine: lot No. L16-181-3 (on capsule), varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented and then ten months lees ageing in 35% new barrique, before bottling; Diam 10 coated agglomerate … Continue reading

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Lidl Clare Valley Riesling 2017

[Lidl] Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia, 2017 This wine: lot No. L0585P1 (on back label), varietal riesling, screw cap closure, 11% abv, Lidl, £6.99 (10/19) Consumer tasting note: I bought this out of interest, a couple of days after it … Continue reading

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Mestres Mas Via Cava 2000

Cavas Mestres, Mas Via, Brut, Gran Reserva, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2000 On Cava. This wine: lot No. not found, bottle ID 3B67617 (on rear label), a xarel-lo dominated blend, with 15% macabeu and 10% parellada; the base wines … Continue reading

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