Category Archives: grenache noir

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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Dom. Adèléandre VdF 2011

Domaine Adèléandre, Adèle, Vin de France (Herault), France, 2011 This wine: biodynamic, varietal grenache, aged in old oak for 16 months, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, £20.60 (09/16). Consumer tasting note: a strong opening nose of … 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: a grenache dominated blend with ~20% syrah, and 5% from mourvedre, counoise and others, long natural cork closure, 14% abv, Vintage Wine and Port, £40.45 special offer (12/2016) Consumer … Continue reading

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Carobelle Gigondas 2015

Domaine Carobelle, Gigondas, Cru des Cotes du Rhone, AOP Gigondas, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2015 Cru des Cotes du Rhone refers to the currently 18 villages elevated to AOP status, which are: Beaumes des Venise Cairanne (2016) Château-Grillet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Condrieu Cornas … Continue reading

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Orliac Terrasses du Larzac 2013

Marie Orliac, Clos de Prieure, AOP Terrasses du Larzac, Valflaunes, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2013 This wine: on calcareous soils at 150-250m altitude on 10-30% slopes; a 70:30 blend of syrah and grenache, natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €15.85 (2016). … Continue reading

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Dom. Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006

Domaine Isabel Ferrando, Colombis, AOC/AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone (Vaucluse), France 2006 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the driest region in the Rhone Valley. Soils vary, influenced by the varying path of the Rhone over time, with sand, gravel, limestone and clay. Notably, to … Continue reading

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