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I am interested in everything about wine, from site selection to tasting.

Lambert Cuv’ Marie Chinon 2012

Beatrice & Pascal Lambert, Cuvee Marie, AOC Chinon, Indre et Loire, Centre Val de Loire, France, 2012 On AOC/AOP Chinon This red, white and rose appellation, is located along the Vienne valley, and the left banks of the Indre and … Continue reading

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Chardonnay Pays d’Oc 2017

Les Vignobles Foncalieu (a union of co-operatives), M. Torecilla, Chardonnay, Extrait de Romarion, IGP Pays d’Oc, Puicheric, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On IGP Pays d’Oc The appellation encompasses a huge area, ~240k ha, including the departments of Aude, Gard, Herault … Continue reading

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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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