Category Archives: carignan

Argentier Carignan Gard 2011

Chateau L’Argentier, Carignan, Vielles Vignes, IGP Pays du Gard, Sommieres, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2011 On carignan noir. This wine: lot no. L14008, varietal carignan, old vine (80 y.o), fermented in concrete vat, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Leon Stolarski, … Continue reading

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Chateau Grezan Carignan VdF

Fabien Pujol, Château Grézan, Séculaire, Le Carignan, VdF, [Laurens, Faugeres], France, 2015 On Vin de France. On carignan noir. This wine: lot No. none – bottle no. 2818/3000, varietal old vine carignan, planted in 1921, rational viticulture practised – probably … Continue reading

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Ch. Vieux Parc Corbieres 2015

Vignoble Panis, Château du Vieux Parc, La Sélection, AOP Corbières, Conilhac, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2015 This wine: lot No. indecipherable, below capsule; a blend of carignan, syrah, grenache and mourvedre, aged in 25% new oak cask over 12 months; coated … Continue reading

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Fra Fulco Priorat 1998

Vinyes Velles dels Costers de la Vilella Alta, Fra Fulco, DO Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 1998 On DOCa Priorat Priorat is one of the two DOCa in Spain, the other being Rioja. The hill-top town of Gratalops is the centre of quality … Continue reading

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La Rioja Alta Vina Arana 2011

La Rioja Alta S.A., Vina Arana, Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Haro, La Rioja, Spain, 2011 On Rioja and its styles (courtesy of The Wine Society). This wine: lot No. L-115/S9 (on front label), a tempranillo dominated blend, with mazuelo (aka carinena, … Continue reading

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Archimbaud T’rasses Larzac 2016

Domaine d’Archimbaud, L’Enfant Terrible, AOP Terrasses du Larzac, Saint-Saturnin, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2016 On AOP Terrasse du Larzac and a map. This wine: lot No. L18/046/2 (on rear of bottle), organic, a blend of 60% mourvedre (aka monastrell in Spain, … Continue reading

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Sylvestre Terrasses Larzac 2014

Domaine Saint Sylvestre, Rouge, AOP Terrasses du Larzac, Puechabon, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2014 On AOP Terrasse du Larzac, with a map. This wine: lot No. L2 (on front label), organic, a blend of 70% syrah, 20% grenache noir, and 10% … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2005

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2005 This wine: lot No. L8.315-05 (on back label), a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Waitrose offer, £22 (09/18) Last tasted: 13/04/19 (different lot), … Continue reading

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Petit Causse Minervois 2017

P & M Chabbert, Domaine du Petit Causse, Griotte de Ventajou, AOP Minervois, Aude, Languedoc, Occitanie, 2017 On AOP Minervois. This wine: lot No. LG17 (on back label), a blend of syrah, grenache noir and carignan, Diam 5 agglomerate cork … 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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