Category Archives: gsm

Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2008

Domaine de l’Hortus, Grande Cuvee, AOC/AOP Coteaux de Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup, Herault, France, 2008 The nomenclature of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation changed in 2007 to AOC/AOP Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup. There is a long standing application for AOC/AOP Pic Saint Loup. It lies about 18kms to … Continue reading

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Les Courlandes CdP 2015

Leon Perdigal (negociant-eleveur), Les Courlandes, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Papes, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, PACA, France, 2015 This wine: a blend of grenache noir, syrah, mourvedre and cinsault; natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, widely available, ~£15 (05/17) Consumer tasting note: a strong nose of … Continue reading

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Dom. G. Romane Gigondas 2013

Peirre Amadieu, Domaine Grand Romane, AOC/AOP Gigondas, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: from 50 y.o. plantings at 400m altitude, a GSM (cinsault is also permitted) blend, aged in oak barrels, 30% new, and in foudre, for 18 months, bottled unfiltered, … Continue reading

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Bergerie de L’Hortus 2015

Bergerie de L’Hortus, Classique, AOC/AOP Pic St Loup – Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2015 This wine: grown on 20-30% slopes of limestone scree at 150-200m altitude; a blend of mourvedre, grenache and syrah; the mourvedre is shown some oak; natural … Continue reading

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Ch. de la Gardine Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Chateau de la Gardine, AOC/AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, France, 2010 This wine: an equal blend of GSM, aged 14-18 months in new oak barrels, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Vinophilie, 375ml, €12 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a rich ripe … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2008

Domaine de l’Hortus, Grande Cuvee, AOC/AOP Coteaux de Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup, Herault, France, 2008 The nomenclature of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation changed in 2007 to AOC/AOP Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup. There is a long standing application for AOC/AOP Pic Saint Loup. It lies about 18kms to … Continue reading

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Dom. du Rempart Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

Domaine du Rempart, AOC/AOP Chateauneuf du Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2009 This wine: a grenache heavy blend (70%) with 15% each of syrah and mourvedre, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, en France, €11 WSET style tasting note Appearance: hazy, a dull(ish) … Continue reading

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