Category Archives: france languedoc (occitanie)

Haut Gleon Corbieres 2014

Chateau Haut Gleon, Les Sources de Gleon Rouge, AOP Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2014 On Corbieres. This wine: lot No. on the neck but illegible, a blend of 55% carignan, 30% grenache noir, 15% syrah; vinification in stainless steel, then ageing … Continue reading

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Escattes Languedoc 2013

Mas d’Escattes, Heritage, AOC Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, Languedoc, France, 2013 This wine: lot No. L15.238, organic, a blend of 60% syrah with grenache noir, natural indigenous yeast, aged in 600l demi-muid, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Des Cévennes à la Camargue, … Continue reading

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Argentier Cinsault Gard 2016

Chateau L’Argentier, Cinsault, Vielles Vignes, IGP Pays du Gard, Sommieres, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2011 On cinsault (or cinsaut) The variety crossed with pinot noir, to create South Africa’s oft maligned pinotage. Aka samso in Catalonia. And more glowingly and famously … Continue reading

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Argentier Carignan Gard 2014

Chateau L’Argentier, Carignan, Vielles Vignes, IGP Pays du Gard, Sommieres, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2014 On carignan. This wine: lot No. L16286, varietal carignan, old vine (80 y.o), fermented in concrete vat, then aged for 18 months in concrete vat, coated … Continue reading

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Haut Gleon Corbieres 2012

Chateau Haut Gleon, Notre Dame, AOC Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2012 This wine: lot No. L13/324 on the neck and really hard to see, a blend of syrah, grenache noir and carignan; fermented in stainless steel, aged for one year in … Continue reading

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Gimie Les Fossiles d’Oc 2016

Moulin Gimie, Les Fossiles, IGP Pay d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L06/07/11, a blend of syrah, merlot and mourvedre, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, ex-producer, €11.50 (07/18) Consumer tasting note: a deep ruby hue … Continue reading

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Escattes Languedoc 2013

Mas d’Escattes, Heritage, AOC Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, Languedoc, France, 2013 This wine: lot No. L1512, organic, a blend of 60% syrah with grenache noir, natural indigenous yeast, aged in 600l demi-muid, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Des Cévennes à la … Continue reading

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