Die Prowein: Verkostungszonen, Weindiagramme, Expertisen, Hallen, Hallen, Hallen voll mit Wein. Der Overkill an Eindrücken. Aber es hat viel Spaß gemacht. Ein paar wenige gemischte Eindrücke habe ich hier gesammelt: Read the rest of this entry »Google+
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Ever since I lived a couple of years in Montpellier I knew about the iconic wines of the region but being a student, I rarely had the opportunity to get a taste. Mas de Daumas Gassac was one of these wines: a legend. Founder and owner Aimé Guibert built up a Grand Cru estate out of the blue – a greenfield project, as the businessman would say. He planted Cabernet vines in 1972 and with the help of some reknown oenologue,s achieved to bottle a convincing wine which the French magazine Gault Millau called ‘a Languedoc Château Lafite’ in 1982. Read the rest of this entry »Google+
My first encounter with this highly praised Southern French red wine from Aniane, a small village close to the city Montpellier.
Domaine de la Grange des Pères, founded by Laurent Vaillé doesn’t even have a website, but is considered by many as the Grand Cru of the Languedoc. Also, it is a rather young estate: its first vintage only came out in 1992. Read the rest of this entry »
First of all I have no clue why this wine is named Rozeta and why it contains a Z. But somehow it made me think of the movie title V for Vendetta, and why not have a blogpost title completely without sense !?
Well but back to some facts. Rozeta is made by the young winemaker Maxime Magnon in the AOC Corbières which is the biggest AOC within the Languedoc. This wine is mostly composed of old vine Carignan (80 years) plus some drops of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Read the rest of this entry »Google+
Even though I generally like the powerful and flavour-loaded white cuvées’ of Southern France, this one wasn’t really my cup of tea. The wine seemed a bit out of balance with 14% alcohol dominating too much for my taste. But I can read from this article (in German), that 2007 was a vintage full of difficulties for this young estate. So don’t take this very short note as a general judgment on the winery. I’m rather encouraged to give it another chance with the following vintages. Check their website here.Google+
This bottle was in the cellar for a few years now, and admittedly it is an estate I had many bottles of (check here, here and here for notes) and got a bit tired of the last years. But tonight I felt it would be the right bottle to match an oven-roast chicken with lots of fresh herbs, and it did a great job. Read the rest of this entry »Google+