Category Archives: france rhone south

Les Cailloux Ch-du-Pape 2007

Lucien et Andre Brunel, Les Cailloux, Cuvee Centenaire, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2007 On permitted varieties For red wine, 13 are permitted, both red and white (w): bourboulenc (w), cinsault, clairette (w), counoise (w), grenache, mourvedre, muscardin, picardan (w), … Continue reading

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Pinede Ch-du-Pape 2002

Domaine de la Pinede, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2002 This wine: lot No. not found, coated natural cork closure stained to 40% length, 13.5% abv, Vintage Wines, £39.98 (03/17) Consumer tasting note: faulty. WSET style tasting note Appearance: cloudy, … Continue reading

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Pegau Ch-du-Pape 2004

Domaine du Pegau, Cuvee Reservee, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2004 This wine: lo No. L07012 (between neck label and capsule), a grenache dominated blend with ~20% syrah, and 5% each of mourvedre, counoise and others, coated natural cork closure, 14% … Continue reading

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Cailloux Ch-du-Pape 2007

Brunel, Les Cailloux, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2007 This wine: lot No. not found; typically a grenache noir dominated blend with mourvèdre, syrah and cinsaut, each variety being vinified separately; destemmed except 30% of the grenache, fermented in concrete … Continue reading

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Cave de Rasteau VDN 2007

Cave de Rasteau, Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau (Ambre), AOC Rasteau, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, 2007 On Rasteau VDNs There are 11 variants of this VDN, all based on grenache. This variety is bush pruned, and thrives on the south-facing dry … Continue reading

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Meffre Gigondas 2014

Gabriel Meffre, Le Roc Des Dentelles, AOC Gigondas, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2014 On Gigondas Awarded AOC status in 1971, the Gigondas vineyard lies to the west and so in the shadow and at feet of the main geological feature of … Continue reading

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Beaucastel Ch-du-Pape 1999

Chateau de Beaucastel, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 1999 This wine: no lot number, so a single bottling (of a very large blending vat) is assumed; a blend of up to 13 permitted varieties, with mourvedre, grenache noir, counoise, syrah … Continue reading

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