Posts Tagged: Grenache

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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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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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2012 Les Grands Carmes de Simone Rosé. A.O.C. Palette, Provence. France. 13.5%

A dry rosé made from a blend of 45% Grenache 30% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault 20% Syrah, Castet, Manosquin, Carignan & various Muscats and spent 8-12 months in small oak barrels on fine lees. Deeper in colour than the Chateau Minuty

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2012 Les Grands Carmes de Simone Rosé. A.O.C. Palette, Provence. France. 13.5%

A dry rosé made from a blend of 45% Grenache 30% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault 20% Syrah, Castet, Manosquin, Carignan & various Muscats and spent 8-12 months in small oak barrels on fine lees. Deeper in colour than the Chateau Minuty

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The Rosé wines of Chateau Minuty in Provence

I recently received 3 different Rosé wines, all from the 2012 vintage of Chateau Minuty in Provence. Each wine sits in a different price bracket and I progressively worked my way through them over a few days, starting with the

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The Rosé wines of Chateau Minuty in Provence

I recently received 3 different Rosé wines, all from the 2012 vintage of Chateau Minuty in Provence. Each wine sits in a different price bracket and I progressively worked my way through them over a few days, starting with the

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2012 Brash Higgins “GR/M”. McLaren Vale. 14.5%

Blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Mataro that was co-fermented.     Rounded palate. A giving wine that is drinking well now. The Mataro component really shines in this. Spicy! With a bit of air, this wine really knits together and

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2012 Brash Higgins “GR/M”. McLaren Vale. 14.5%

Blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Mataro that was co-fermented.     Rounded palate. A giving wine that is drinking well now. The Mataro component really shines in this. Spicy! With a bit of air, this wine really knits together and

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2012 Izway “Maurice” Grenache. Barossa Valley. 15.6%

It was international Grenache day and I popped into Steves to see what they had on the shelves. Rachael, one of the helpful wine consultants mentioned that this had a red dirt taste…. in the nicest possible way.    Most

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2012 Izway “Maurice” Grenache. Barossa Valley. 15.6%

It was international Grenache day and I popped into Steves to see what they had on the shelves. Rachael, one of the helpful wine consultants mentioned that this had a red dirt taste…. in the nicest possible way.    Most

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2007 David Franz “Lehmann Family Chrissy Goon”, Grenache Cabernet. Barossa Valley. 14.5%

    Found this is the mail upon returning from my European travels earlier this year. Each year David Franz seems to send out a bottle of his “Chrissy Goon” to his good customers. Honoured that he considers me to

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2007 David Franz “Lehmann Family Chrissy Goon”, Grenache Cabernet. Barossa Valley. 14.5%

    Found this is the mail upon returning from my European travels earlier this year. Each year David Franz seems to send out a bottle of his “Chrissy Goon” to his good customers. Honoured that he considers me to

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2009 David Franz “Howling Dogue” Grenache Shiraz. Barossa. 15.5%

Only 192 bottles made. On first pouring, it looks like it could be a Pinot Noir. Looks like it could be a light, elegant wine…. But don’t let that fool you. First whiff reveals a very heady aroma. Cherries… dried

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2009 David Franz “Howling Dogue” Grenache Shiraz. Barossa. 15.5%

Only 192 bottles made. On first pouring, it looks like it could be a Pinot Noir. Looks like it could be a light, elegant wine…. But don’t let that fool you. First whiff reveals a very heady aroma. Cherries… dried