Posts Tagged: France

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2012 Roc d’Anglade Rouge. Vin de Pays du Gard. Languedoc, France. 12.5%

50% Carignan 25% Mouvedre 15% Grenache 10 % Syrah No new oak and sees whole bunch fermentation for 18 days. Vibrant purple in appearance This is a wine full of energy that is lively on the palate. Certainly wakes the

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2012 Roc d’Anglade Rouge. Vin de Pays du Gard. Languedoc, France. 12.5%

50% Carignan 25% Mouvedre 15% Grenache 10 % Syrah No new oak and sees whole bunch fermentation for 18 days. Vibrant purple in appearance This is a wine full of energy that is lively on the palate. Certainly wakes the

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2012 Domaine Pierre Bories “L’Ile aux Cabanes”. AOP Corbières, France. 14.5%

A blend of 50% Carignan and 50% Grenache. Nose of dark chocolates, black cherries and liquorice spice. Vibrant purple in colour. Medium to full bodied palate, with most of the flavour staying up front. Rich, ripe sweet black and red

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2012 Domaine Pierre Bories “L’Ile aux Cabanes”. AOP Corbières, France. 14.5%

A blend of 50% Carignan and 50% Grenache. Nose of dark chocolates, black cherries and liquorice spice. Vibrant purple in colour. Medium to full bodied palate, with most of the flavour staying up front. Rich, ripe sweet black and red

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2013 Le Hameau des Ollieux “Lo Petit Fantet d’Hippolyte”. Corbieres, France. 14%

A blend of 80% Carignan, 10% Syrah, 10% Grenache. Manual harvested. Full carbonic maceration. Playful label designed by the owner’s daughter.     Fragrant nose of cherries, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Reminiscent of Christmas at home… eating cherries and smelling the

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2013 Le Hameau des Ollieux “Lo Petit Fantet d’Hippolyte”. Corbieres, France. 14%

A blend of 80% Carignan, 10% Syrah, 10% Grenache. Manual harvested. Full carbonic maceration. Playful label designed by the owner’s daughter.     Fragrant nose of cherries, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Reminiscent of Christmas at home… eating cherries and smelling the

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2011 Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc. Costieres de Nimes, France. 14%

Blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Rousanne, 5% Viognier. Fermented 50% in barrels and then aged on lees for 6 months before bottling without filtering.    This is a full bodied, mouth coating white wine. Flavours of spiced pineapple, apricot

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2011 Michel Gassier Nostre pais blanc. Costieres de Nimes, France. 14%

Blend of 90% Grenache Blanc, 5% Rousanne, 5% Viognier. Fermented 50% in barrels and then aged on lees for 6 months before bottling without filtering.    This is a full bodied, mouth coating white wine. Flavours of spiced pineapple, apricot

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2013 Domaine des Poëte, Le Sauvignon des Poëte. VDP Touraine, France. 12.5%

This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and comes from the appellation of Touraine, which sits in the Loire Valley in France. It spent 6 months on lees. Nose of crunchy Granny Smith apple and hints of flinty, smokey minerality. On

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2013 Domaine des Poëte, Le Sauvignon des Poëte. VDP Touraine, France. 12.5%

This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc and comes from the appellation of Touraine, which sits in the Loire Valley in France. It spent 6 months on lees. Nose of crunchy Granny Smith apple and hints of flinty, smokey minerality. On

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1978 Domaine de la Presle. Fleurie, France.

Is Beaujolais any good? I’ve never been a fan of Beaujolais Nouveau, but do enjoy proper Beaujolais. What is “proper” Beaujolais, you ask? Firstly, it actually forms part of Burgundy and is made from the Gamay grape. Good Beaujolais can

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1978 Domaine de la Presle. Fleurie, France.

Is Beaujolais any good? I’ve never been a fan of Beaujolais Nouveau, but do enjoy proper Beaujolais. What is “proper” Beaujolais, you ask? Firstly, it actually forms part of Burgundy and is made from the Gamay grape. Good Beaujolais can

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2012 Chateau Simone Rosé. Grand Cru de Provence. Appellation Palette Controlee, France. 14%

Okay everyone, this is one serious Rosé and we are lucky to have it available here in Australia. Let me explain. Earlier this year, I was in Paris on holiday with my family. As one does, I went shopping in

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2012 Chateau Simone Rosé. Grand Cru de Provence. Appellation Palette Controlee, France. 14%

Okay everyone, this is one serious Rosé and we are lucky to have it available here in Australia. Let me explain. Earlier this year, I was in Paris on holiday with my family. As one does, I went shopping in

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2010 Domaine Mouthes Le Bihan “Vieillefont” Blanc. Côtes de Duras. 13%

A blend of 60% Semillon 25% Sauvignon 15% Muscadelle. Spent 12 months in oak barrels, after fermentation. The Côtes de Duras region is located in the South West of France.     Light Apricot in colour. Aromas of white flowers, apricots

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2010 Domaine Mouthes Le Bihan “Vieillefont” Blanc. Côtes de Duras. 13%

A blend of 60% Semillon 25% Sauvignon 15% Muscadelle. Spent 12 months in oak barrels, after fermentation. The Côtes de Duras region is located in the South West of France.     Light Apricot in colour. Aromas of white flowers, apricots

Wine Century Meeting #7

Meeting number 7 saw us meet for the first time at the Raffles Hotel on the 4th March 2014. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. A bit of

Wine Century Meeting #7

Meeting number 7 saw us meet for the first time at the Raffles Hotel on the 4th March 2014. Summary of our progress so far can be found here, along with links to all our previous tastings. A bit of

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2011 Clos 56 Pomerol. 13.5%

100% Merlot. 12-15% months in 100% new oak barrels. This has to be one of the easiest wine names to remember. The grapes for this wine come from a tiny parcel of vineyard that is 0.56 Hectares in size, hence

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2011 Clos 56 Pomerol. 13.5%

100% Merlot. 12-15% months in 100% new oak barrels. This has to be one of the easiest wine names to remember. The grapes for this wine come from a tiny parcel of vineyard that is 0.56 Hectares in size, hence