Languedoc

    The Grande Dame of Pauillac

    9th Sep 2014 The Grande Dame of Pauillac by Tim Atkin As you’d expect of a former actress, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild liked an audience. When Château Mouton-Rothschild hosted the Fête de la Fleur celebration at Vinexpo in June 2003, after guests had enjoyed liberal quantities of the legendary 1982 she took to the stage to thank the room.

    6 readers - By Tim Atkin MW

    Pays d’Oc Wines Deliver French Flavor and Value

    Located in France’s southern Languedoc Rousillon region, Pays d’OC winemakers produce a wide range of wines with character and value. Pays d’Oc is France’s largest contributor to the “country wine” category. Vin de pays is the second quality tier in France below the Appellation d’Origine Contrȏlée and above table wine.

    8 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Wine of the Week 16 – a great Faugères

      Quentin Sadler's Wine Page - - 7 readers - The Languedoc region, the more easterly bit of Languedoc-Roussillon, makes a lot of wine and much of it is good, some of it is very good indeed. It is the region of France with the most generous climate, so it is where the French can produce attractive, fruit-forward everyday drinking wine wine that can take on the New World at the lower price points.

      Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose’ 2013

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - 6 readers - http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Pere-_et_-Fils_rose.m4a The Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose 2013 (Pere et Fils translates to father and son) is a blend of 70% Cinsault and 30% Syrah grown in the estate vineyards in the hills of the Languedoc of Laurent Miquel, an 8th generation winemaker.

    The latest about Languedoc

      Malbec, Who’s Your Daddy? Prunelard (at l’Institut de la Vigne)

      … concerns itself primarily with “le Sud-Ouest”—the part of the country that includes France’s largest region, Languedoc. Immaculately tended vineyards: home to an extraordinary selection The biologists, viticulturists, scientists and many others who work at l’Institut are very much wired in to the realities past, present and future of wine. However, what…

      4 readers - By hiredBelly.com

      A common weal of September VINTAGES best buys

      … will be better than anticipated out of tank. Forget the infancy, wow is it showing well.” Last tasted August 2014 @Winemakersboots @brightlighter1 @UnfilteredEd Château Saint Estève Corbières 2011, Ap, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (377218, $17.95, WineAlign) Corbieres excellence. Nothing funky going on here. A minor amount sees the inside…

      3 readers - By Godello

      Fluolite, an insecticide from 1938

      …Looking at the weather in 1937 - Pdf file for this page 1937 The year there were low yields in many regions like Champagne, Burgundy, Provence and Languedoc in spite of a good weather in spring and summer, no hailstorms and no rain, few criptogamic diseases, the temperature and hygrometry should have encouraged volume and quality. But 1937, a good…

      2 readers - By Wine Terroirs

      I believe in pink.

      …skip to main | skip to sidebar Vinomaker and I are still working our way through our "gargle" (thank you, Thud) of Grenaches. Thus far, mid-gargle so to speak, there have been a couple of hits and a few misses. This rosé offering, the Bergerie de l'Hortus, 2013 Pic St. Loup (Coteaux du Languedoc), was a definite hit. A GSM, made in the saignée…

      3 readers - By Vinsanity

      The Grande Dame of Pauillac

      …, launched Almaviva, a joint venture with Concha y Toro in Chile in 1998, the same year that she and her two sons, Philippe and Julien, bought Domaine de Baron’arques in the Languedoc. In 2005, she negotiated the tricky transition in ownership from the Mondavis to Constellation at Opus One in California, a business that her father and Robert Mondavi had…

      6 readers - By Tim Atkin MW

      A couple of Merlot-y French reds

      …Just wish the person who made the first wine had been given the fruit from the second… Morrisons Claret NV, Bordeaux, France (£4.49 Morrisons) Hmmm. I don’t mind the leafy blackcurrant and blackberry character, sappy, earthy notes and fresh finish, but this is just too scrawny for real pleasure. C- Moulin Des Vignes Merlot 2012 Pays d’Oc, France…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Pays d’Oc Wines Deliver French Flavor and Value

      …Located in France’s southern Languedoc Rousillon region, Pays d’OC winemakers produce a wide range of wines with character and value. Pays d’Oc is France’s largest contributor to the “country wine” category. Vin de pays is the second quality tier in France below the Appellation d’Origine Contrȏlée and above table wine. The wines are geographically…

      8 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Wine of the Week 16 – a great Faugères

      …The Languedoc region, the more easterly bit of Languedoc-Roussillon, makes a lot of wine and much of it is good, some of it is very good indeed. It is the region of France with the most generous climate, so it is where the French can produce attractive, fruit-forward everyday drinking wine wine that can take on the New World at the lower price…

      7 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah 2013

      … wine in Languedoc. I don’t know how well that decision has worked out for him financially, but it turned out well for me. He trained as an engineer in England, becoming a Leeds United fan along the way, a less good decision and one that I’m sure has brought him little joy, but perhaps some of the odd pleasure that fan of crap teams get from sharing…

      5 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Wine of the Week 15 – a fine Picpoul as last of my summer wine

      … good example of a something that has managed to break through the Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc stranglehold to become quite trendy and popular – Picpoul de Pinet. This is a white wine within the Languedoc appellation, which overwhelmingly produces red wines, and has its own sub region appellation. I really like and enjoy Picpoul, at least Picpoul…

      6 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

      Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose’ 2013

      …http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Pere-_et_-Fils_rose.m4a The Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose 2013 (Pere et Fils translates to father and son) is a blend of 70% Cinsault and 30% Syrah grown in the estate vineyards in the hills of the Languedoc of Laurent Miquel, an 8th generation winemaker. Cinsault is a grape…

      6 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Waitrose Southern French Grenache

      …I had a case of wine from Waitrose after seeing their new Cellar offering being ramped up – they clearly see wine delivered to home as a market they should be making more money from. I tried a mixed case of own-brand wines from around the world. I’ve bought plenty of own brand John Lewis stuff before, so why shouldn’t the wines be good…

      4 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Fortant Hills Reserve Viognier 2012

      …http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/fortant_viognier.m4a The Fortant Hills Reserve Viognier 2012 is sourced from hillside vineyards in the Languedoc comprising three different soil conditions. The Languedoc is located in Southwest France and is the leading wine-producing region in the world, in terms of production…

      6 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Ceps Du Sud Viognier 2012 Pays d’Oc, France

      …Proper Viognier at a keen price Ceps Du Sud Viognier 2012 Pays d’Oc, France (£7.05 Bibendum) Really good honest style, with the classic oily peach (fresh and tinned), some creamy nut kernel character, with the voluptuous allure absent in too many similarly priced Viogniers. B…

      2 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box