Tag Archives: Rhone Valley

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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Pascal Chalon La Grande Ourse 2009, Cotes du Rhone

AUD$45 from Prince Wine Store. A biodynamic wine from the Tulette region of the Rhone-Alpes. You know their stuff can’t be too bad when most of their harvest is sold to Chateau Beaucastel. La Grande Ourse is a blend of … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône 2012, Rhone Valley

AUD$15 from Dan Murphy’s. This cheap Grenache Syrah blend serves as a nice contrast against the 2011 Luberon. Deeper colour with more concentration of fruit. Intense ruby colour with a purple rim. Soft perfume, youthful aromas of dark berry fruit … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Lubéron 2011, Provence (sorta near Rhône Valley)

These Luberon vineyards reside on Luberon Regional Natural Park land. The Cotes du Lubéron is its own AOC within the folds of Provence, but enjoys the warm embrace of the Alps and the Rhone Valley. Good ripening conditions isn’t a foreign concept here … Continue reading

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