Category Archives: france rhone south

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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Dom. de Trevallon VdP Bouches du Rhone 2008

Domaine de Travallon, Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhone, Bouches du Rhone, France, 2008 (there are also tasting notes here for 2009, 2006, 2003 and 1995) This wine: A 50: 50 blend of cabernet sauvignon and syrah.  No destemming, no added … 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: a grenache dominated blend with ~20% syrah, and 5% from mourvedre, counoise and others, long natural cork closure, 14% abv, Vintage Wine and Port, £40.45 special offer (12/2016) Consumer … Continue reading

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