Category Archives: france rhone south

Beaucastel Ch-du-Pape 1999

Chateau de Beaucastel, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Courthézon, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 1999 On Chateauneuf-du-Pape The appellation, recognised in 1936, of extent ~11km N-S by 7km E-W, lies on the left bank of the Rhône, covering the 5 communes of Bédarrides, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Courthézon, … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Saint-Joseph 2014

M.Chapoutier, Les Granilites (single vineyard), AOC Saint-Joseph, Loire and Ardèche (Northern Rhone), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, 2014 On the Saint-Joseph appellation. It lies in the Ardeche (mostly), and Loire departments, running for 60 kms on the right bank of the Rhone, bordering … Continue reading

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Mont-Olivet Ch-du-Pape 2006

Clos du Mont-Olivet, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, 2006 This wine: Lot No. LB326 (below front label), a blend of 80% grenache, 10% syrah, 6% mourvèdre, 4% cinsault, plus counoise, vaccarèse, muscardin, terret noir, and picpoul noir; free run … Continue reading

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Boutinot Cotes du Rhone 2015

Boutinot, Les Coteaux Schisteux, Seguret AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages, Ardeche, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France 2015 On AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages. This wine: lot No. L0F100775 (on bottle below front label), a grenache noir heavy blend with 20% syrah, 22 months … Continue reading

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Bonneau Les Rouliers VdF

Henri Bonneau, Les Rouliers, Vin de France, [Vaucluse, PACA], NV, France On Henri Bonneau and his wines (1938-2016), and again. This wine: lot No. LOTR0118 (on the front label), the postcode, 84230 on the label, is for Chateauneuf-du-Pape; a multi-vintage … Continue reading

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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: lot 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, … 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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