Category Archives: france provence

Trevallon IGP Alpilles 2009

Domaine de Trevallon, IGP Alpilles (first vintage under this IGP, was VdP Bouches du Rhone), Bouches du Rhone, PACA, France, 2009 This wine: lot No. LT29 (on front label), a 50:50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah, no de-stemming, no … Continue reading

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Clos de Trias Ventoux 2012

Clos de Trias, Grandes Terres, AOC Ventoux, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2012 On AOC Ventoux In the Vaucluse department, and until 2008, known as AOC Cotes du Ventoux. The vineyard lies to the east of the Rhone river, with the Cavalon … Continue reading

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Dom. Gros Nore Bandol 2012

Domaine du Gros’ Noré (short for gros Honoré – the large framed proprietor), AOC Bandol, Var, PACA, France, 2012 This wine: lot No. L3104, a blend of mourvedre, cinsaut and grenache noir, unfiltered and unfined, coated long (50mm) natural cork … Continue reading

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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

Domaine Gros ‘Noré (short for gros Honoré – the large framed proprietor), Cuvée Antoinette, 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, … 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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