Category Archives: Languedoc-Roussillon

Anne Gros La Ciaude Minervois 2008, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Gros family name is famous in Burgundy and synonymous with Vosne-Romanee. But if you can’t justify forking over $500 for Anne Gros’ exquisite Echezeaux Grand Crus, then more reachable would be her Minervois labels. Anne Gros and her husband Jean-Paul Tollot have … Continue reading

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Australian Rhone varieties, bit of a blanc mixed bag

 27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda Rd It is well-evident that there is no shortage of Rhone-inspired wines in Australia. We certainly have vineyards which bask in similar weather conditions as the Rhone Valley. One could argue that a … Continue reading

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Majone Picpoul de Pinet, Coteaux du Languedoc, France

It is absolutely radiating heat in Melbourne today! 40 degC at 9pm, seriously?! Where else would summers get this hot, apart from the Saharan desert? After all, we’re not all French foreign legionaires stationed on the North African shelf. So … Continue reading

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M.Chapoutier Banyuls Vin Doux Naturel 1986, Languedoc-Roussillon

A master craftsman of the Grenache grape, Chapoutier offers a cheap dessert wine in the Banyuls range that offers an alternative approach to Grenache. The latest vintages are only 12euros per 500ml bottle. However, the window is well and truly … Continue reading

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