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Vielle Julienne CdP 2010

Domaine de la Vielle Julienne, Les Trois Sources, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2010 This wine: 10k bottles produced of this vintage, a blend of 70% grenache noir, 10% syrah, 5% mourvedre, 5% counoise, 5% cinsault along with a range of … Continue reading

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Dom. Gros Nore Bandol 2009

Alain Pascal, Cuvée Antoinette, Domaine Gros’ Noré, AOC Bandol, Var, PACA, France, 2009 This wine: from a north-facing site, helping preserve freshness, a mourvedre dominated blend, with 5% each of cinsault and grenache, unfiltered, unfined, natural cork closure, 15% abv, … Continue reading

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Vielle Julienne CdP 2010

Domaine de la Vielle Julienne, Les Hauts-lieux, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2010 This wine: 6k bottles produced of this vintage, an indeterminate blend of grenache noir, syrah, mourvedre, counoise and cinsault, oak foudre aged for a year, natural cork … Continue reading

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Argile St Jean de Barroux 2010

Philippe Gimel, L’Argile, Saint Jean de Barroux, AOC Ventoux, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2010 This appellation is in the Vaucluse department, in the Provence-Alpes-Cotes d’Azur (PACA) region. Until 2009 it was known as AOC Cotes de Ventoux, thereafter plain AOC Ventoux. … Continue reading

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Dom. de la Fouquette Rose Provence 2014

Domaine de la Fouquette, Cuvee Pierres de Moulin, Vin Bio, AOP Cotes de Provence, France, 2014 This wine – a blend of cinsault (perfumed, lots of cherry, decent acidity, low tannins), grenache noir (light colour, raspberry/strawberry, marked alcohol) and mourvedre (dark … Continue reading

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Domaine de Toasc Bellet Rouge 2010

Domaine de Toasc, AOC/AOP Bellet Rouge, Provence, France, 2010 The domaine is about 10km east of Nice, at about 200m altitude, on alluvial soils of clay, sand and pebbles.  A blend dominated by 65% folle noir, together with 30% grenache … Continue reading

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La Bastide Blanche Bandol 2010

La Bastide Blanche, AOC Bandol, Var, Provence, France, 2010 A blend of mourvedre and grenache, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, widely available at about £20. WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing tears. Nose: clean on … Continue reading

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