Category Archives: grenache noir

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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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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Haut Gleon Corbieres 2014

Chateau Haut Gleon, Les Sources de Gleon Rouge, AOP Corbieres, Aude, Occitanie, 2014 On Corbieres. This wine: lot No. on the neck but illegible, a blend of 55% carignan, 30% grenache noir, 15% syrah; vinification in stainless steel, then ageing … 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. Lo228, Tondonia is a 170ha vineyard on the western right bank of the river Ebro, on an alluvial clay and limestone soil. … Continue reading

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