Category Archives: grenache noir

Haut Gleon Corbieres 2012

Chateau Haut Gleon, Notre Dame, AOC Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2012 On Corbieres. This wine: lot No. not found; a blend of syrah, grenache noir and carignan; fermented in stainless steel, aged for one year in barrique and 300-litre French oak … Continue reading

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Petit Causse Minervois 2017

P & M Chabbert, Domaine de Petit Causse, Griotte de Ventajou, AOP Minervois, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On AOP Minervois. This wine: lot No. LG17 (on rear label), a blend of syrah, grenache noir and carignan; oaked with some percentage … Continue reading

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Terra d’Or Aix en Provence 2000

Michel Chapoutier, Terra d’Or, AOC Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, PACA, France, 2000 On Coteaux d’Aix-en Provence An appellation, established in 1985, mainly in the Bouches-du-Rhone departement, stretching from the Durance river to the north, with the Luberon on the opposite bank, … Continue reading

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Vina Tondonia Rioja 2004

R. Lopez de Heredia, Vina Tondonia Reserva, Rioja Alta, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2004 This wine: lot No. Lo223 (on back label), Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the river Ebro, on an alluvial … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2014

Domaine de L’Hortus, Grande Cuvee Rouge, AOC Pic Saint Loup, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L16103 (below front label), bottle No. 17718; given the middling hue,  probably a blend of grenache noir, syrah, and mourvedre; 6 months … 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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