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Plan Pegau VSIG France

Plan Pegau, VSIG, France, NV VSIG VSIG – Vins Sans Indication Geographique, is another term for Vin de France, or previously, table wine, the vintage year is not permitted on the label. This wine: from clayey soils. The lateral thinking label … Continue reading

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Cellier Princes Ch. du Pape 2013

Cellier des Princes a Courthezon (the sole appellation co-op), AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. 143232, Ch. du Pape blend (though the pale hue suggests a preponderance of grenache noir), a period of oak barrel ageing, coated … Continue reading

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Dom. Valori Ch. du Pape 2000

Gabriel Meffre, Domaine de Valori, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, France, 2000 AOC permitted varieties For red wine there are 13 allowed, both red and white (w): bourboulenc (w), cinsault, clairette (w), counoise (w), grenache, mourvedre, muscardin, picardan (w), picpoul … Continue reading

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Traslepuy Lirac 2004

F. Zobel, Traslepuy, AOC Lirac, Gard, France, 2004 Last tasted 18/12/16, when I thought to drink up within a year. Lirac is an appellation on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and producing red, white and rose. It … Continue reading

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Les Courlandes CdP 2015

Leon Perdigal (negociant-eleveur), Les Courlandes, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Papes, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, PACA, France, 2015 This wine: a blend of grenache noir, syrah, mourvedre and cinsault; natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, widely available, ~£15 (05/17) Consumer tasting note: a strong nose of … 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. Pinede CdP 2002

Domaine de la Pinede, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2002 This wine: a blend of grenache, syrah, mourvedre, muscardin, cinsault; natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Vintage Wines, £40 (02/17) Consumer tasting note: a fully developed nose of warm prune, raisin, tobacco, … Continue reading

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