Category Archives: france roussillon (occitanie)

Thunevin-Calvet Constance 2008

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Cuvee Constance, AOC Cotes du Roussillon, Maury, Pyrénées-Orientales, Occitanie, France, 2008 This wine: a half and half blend of grenache and carignan, vinification is ‘traditional’, then aged for 14 months in concrete vat, natural cork closure, 15% abv, … Continue reading

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Pietri-Geraud Collioure 2012

Domaine Pietri-Geraud, L’Ecume, Collioure Blanc, AOC Collioure, Pyrenees-Orientales, Occitanie, France, 2012 Main approved varieties for this appellation are, for reds – grenache noir, mourvedre and syrah; for rose – grenache gris; for whites –  grenache blanc, grenache gris, roussanne and … Continue reading

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Pietri-Geraud Collioure 2012

Domaine Pietri-Geraud, L’Ecume, AOC Collioure, Pyrénées Orientales, Occitanie, France, 2012 This wine: a blend of 85% grenache blanc and grenache gris, with 15% vermentino; natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Leon Stolarski, bin end, ~£12 (05/17). Consumer tasting note: a honeyed … Continue reading

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Dom. Thunevin-Calvet Hugo 2006

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Hugo, AOC/AOP Cotes de Roussillon Villages, Maury, Pyrenees-Orientales, France, 2006 This wine: a grenache dominted blend with 30% each of carignan and syrah, natural cork closure, 15% abv, Gauntleys, bin end, £26.77 (was £38.24) (11/16) Consumer tasting note: a … Continue reading

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Dom. Thunevin-Calvet Dentelles 2007

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Les Dentelles, AOC/AOP Cotes de Roussillon Villages, Maury, Pyrenees-Orientales, France, 2007 This wine: an indeterminate blend of grenache and carignan, natural cork closure, 15% abv, Gauntleys, bin end, £19.65 (was £28.07) (2016) Consumer tasting note: a rich nose … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Banyuls 1986

M Chapoutier, AOC/AOP, Banyuls, 1986 A grenache noir dominant blend vin doux naturel, unfined, natural cork closure, 18% abv, Gauntleys,  £19 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity tawny, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of … Continue reading

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Dom. de la Rectorie, Banyuls, 2008

Domaine de la Rectorie, Cuvee Parce Freres, Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel, 2008. Blend of grenache noir, gris and blanc, fortified after a short maceration, aged in wood for one year.  Natural cork closure, 16.5% abv.  Weavers, Nottingham, £20. WSET style … Continue reading

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