Tag Archives: International Grenache Day

Mas de Libian Vin de Petanque 2011, Coteaux de l’Ardèche, Rhone Valley

This is a ‘natural’ Vin de Pays hailing from an organic clay-limestone (with flat stones) vineyard in the Ardèche department of South-Central France. The Thibon family have owned the estate since 1670 and have developed it into a biodynamic operation since 2005. … Continue reading

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Domaine de l’Oratoire St Martin Cuvee Prestige 2010, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone

A great way to kick off International Grenache Day celebrations. From the fantastic 2010 Rhone Valley vintage, made with fruit off vines planted in 1905 (109 years old!), this is a 60/40 blend of Grenache and Mourvedre that sent 18 months … Continue reading

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Domaine de l’Oratoire St Martin Cotes du Rhone 2010, Rhone Valley, France

AUD$28 from Cloudwine. The entry level label for the more expressive Cairanne Cotes du Rhone Villages wines from l’Oratoire St Martin. The winery operates biodynamically and has plantings of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. The 2010 Cotes du Rhone is a … Continue reading

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Domaine de Marcoux Cotes du Rhone 2010, Rhone Valley, France

AUD$20 from Prince Wine Store. Domaine de Marcoux wines are biodynamically produced and exude elegance that is befitting the Armenier sisters who run the operation. Intense scarlet/ruby colour, lifted savoury nose of black pepper, black cherry and hint of strawberry … Continue reading

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