Monthly Archives: February 2020

Thieri Pic St Loup 2016

La Grange de Thieri, AOP Pic Saint-Loup, Hérault, Languedoc (now Occitanie), France, 2016 On AOC Pic Saint Loup The Languedoc crus, of which AOC Pic Saint Loup is a member since September 2016, occupies the peak of a three-tiered quality … Continue reading

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Clos de Trias Ventoux 2012

Clos de Trias, Grandes Terres, AOC Ventoux, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2012 On AOC Ventoux This appellation is in the Vaucluse department, and until 2008, was known as AOC Cotes du Ventoux. The vineyard lies to the east of the Rhone … Continue reading

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Trepaloup IGP Cevennes 2017

Domaine de Trepaloup, La Raiole, IGP Pays des Cevennes, Gard, Occitanie, 2017, France This wine: lot No. none given, so a single bottling run; organic, a blend of syrah, mourvedre and carignan, vinified in steel vat with an element of … Continue reading

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Theveneot-Brun Bourgogne 2014

Domaine Thevenot-Le-Brun, Les Renardes, AOC Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Cote-d’Or, Bourgogne, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L022014 (on front label), varietal pinot noir, aged in oak of 1 and 2 years age for 12 months, coated natural … Continue reading

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De Sante Napa Cabernet 2011

De Sante, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, California, USA, 2011 This wine: lot No. LDESAOK11, ostensibly varietal cabernet sauvignon (but at least one other recent vintage contains some % of cabernet franc), long (50mm) coated natural cork closure, 14% … Continue reading

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Berthoumieu Madiran 2015

Domaine Berthoumieu, Constance, AOP Madiran, Gers, Occitanie, France, 2015 On AOP Madiran A still red appellation, overlapping the departments of the Gers, Pyrénées-Atlantique and Haute Pyrénées. Essentially between the mountains of the Pyrenees, and the sea of the Bay of … Continue reading

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Pieropan Ruberpan 2016

Pieropan, Ruberpan, DOC Valpolicella Superiore, Verona, Veneto, Italy, 2016 On Valpolicella styles. This wine: lot No. L10.09.18 (on back label), organic, a blend of 60% corvina veronese, 30% rondinella, corvinone and croatina veronese, plus 5% traditional old valpolicella varieties, fermented … Continue reading

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Bonterra Merlot California 2015

Bonterra, Merlot, California, Wine of the USA, 2015 This wine: lot No. L206171015C (below front label), California is an AVA, or statewide appellation, organic, a merlot dominant blend, with petite syrah (aka durif) and malbec, aged for 12 months in … Continue reading

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Francois Millet Sancerre 2014

Francois Millet, AOC Sancerre, Bué, Yonne, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L15168 (impressed on back label), varietal sauvignon blanc, fermented in stainless steel, 4-6 months lees ageing, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys £17.10 (01/20) Consumer tasting … Continue reading

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