Category Archives: france languedoc (occitanie)

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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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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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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Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2000

Mas de Daumas Gassac, Rouge, Vin de Pays de l’Herault, Aniane, Occitanie, France, 2000. In house vintage evaluation. Previous vintages tasted. This wine: lot No. L2/087W11:36 (below the capsule), organic, a blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon along with 8 other … Continue reading

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