Tag Archives: Mourvedre

An Australian First Family d’Arenberg

With Australia Day upon us, I thought it was time to revisit one of the first wineries I visited after I moved to Melbourne. Back then, the Yarra Valley was nothing more than a tourist trap to me, and the … Continue reading

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Sieber Road GSM 2009, Barossa Valley, SA

$19 from Cloudwine. Sieber Road is a small family business run out of the Western region of the Barossa Valley. Their wines are well-priced, and good discounts are available on dozen orders. This GSM (current vintage $200/dz) has settled down … 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 La Roubine Gigondas 2010, Rhone Valley, France

  Another delicious Rhone wine from the solid 2010 vintage. The Domaine la Roubine Gigondas 2010 is a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Dark ruby purple colour, youthful floral nose with aromas of blackberry … Continue reading

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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010, Southern Rhone, France

Saint Cosme has been riding a good streak from 2010 to 2012. They produce beautiful Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah blends, a very lovely Chateauneuf du Pape, and value-for-money Cotes du Rhones. However, if an inkling of uncertainty, go with their … Continue reading

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