Category Archives: grenache noir

Martelle Minervois Liviniere 2013

Chateau La Croix Martelle, l’Onoriva, AOC Minervois La Livinière, Hérault, Languedoc (whilst retaining its historical name, Languedoc, along with Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, has since 2016, been subsumed into the administrative region of Occitanie), France, 2013 On AOC Minervois La Liviniere … 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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Les Cistes Sommierois 2017

Les Vignerons du Sommierois (Co-op), Les Cistes, IGP Pays d’Oc, Gard, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L84D310H27, organic, a syrah-grenache blend, traditional fermentation in stainless steel, 20 days maceration, 2+1 technical cork, 12.5% abv, ex-producer, ~€6 (12/18) Consumer … Continue reading

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Dom Navarre St Chinian 1999

Domaine Thierry Navarre, Tonneaux, AOC Saint-Chinian, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 1999 On Saint-Chinian Saint-Chinian is sandwiched between Minervois to the west and Faugeres to the east, lying 20-40kms from the Mediterranean coast to the south-east, with a main city of Beziers. Soils … 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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Vina Ardanza Reserva Rioja 2009

Bodegas La Rioja Alta, Viña Ardanza Reserva, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2009 On Rioja and its styles (courtesy The Wine Society) This wine: lot No. L.096 T-7 67 332, a blend of 80% tempranillo and 20% garnacha, vinified in … 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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