Category Archives: grenache noir

Cellier Princes Ch. du Pape 2013

Cellier des Princes a Courthezon (the sole appellation co-op), AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. 143232, Ch. du Pape blend (though the pale hue suggests a preponderance of grenache noir), a period of oak barrel ageing, coated … Continue reading

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Fleur Sauvage Sommierois 2013

Vignerons du Sommierois (C0-op), Fleur Sauvage, AOP Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. L15202D318H32, organic, a blend of grenache noir and syrah, aged in old French oak for 20 months, coated natural cork closure, 15% abv, La Cave … Continue reading

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Thunevin-Calvet Constance 2008

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Cuvee Constance, AOC Cotes du Roussillon, Maury, Pyrénées-Orientales, (whilst retaining its historical name, Pyrénées-Orientales, along with Languedoc, Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, has since 2016, been subsumed into the administrative region of Occitanie), France, 2008 This wine: a half and … 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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Dom. de Cabrol Cabardes 2010

Domaine de Cabrol, Cuvee Vent d’Ouest, AOC Cabardes, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (now Occitanie – pronounced oxytanny), 2010. About AOC Cabardes Cabardes is an appellation for rose and red wine only.  It lies to the NW of Carcassonne, with a climate held … Continue reading

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Dom. Aubai Mema Lunatico 2014

Domaine Aubai Mema, Lunatico, IGP Pays du Gard, Languedoc, France, 2014 The IGP Pays du Gard appellation was created in 2009. It extends from the Mediterranean to the Massif central in the north, from the Rhone in the east to the … 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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