Category Archives: grenache noir

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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Gimie Louis Grand d’Oc 2014

Domaine Moulin Gimie, Louis Grand, IGP Pay d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L26/08/16 (on bottle below capsule), a syrah dominated blend, along with unknown proportions of grenache, mourvedre and cinsaut, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% … Continue reading

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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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