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 »
After a short but intense Oktoberfest this weekend, I’m now back to posting my remaining summer reds tasting notes. This 2008 Poudre d’Escampette from Casot des Mailloles is another bottle I bought in Paris at Caves Augé. I asked them for easy drinking but not too simplistic red wines from the South of France and this was one of their warmest recommendations. Read the rest of this entry »
What better red wines to accompany summer barbeques than Southern French reds? That’s also what I thought this summer and of course turned into action on several occasions. First was a bottle of 2007 Sorcières by the Domaine du Clos des fées, a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah representing Read the rest of this entry »
Der „Mas au Schiste“ der Domaine Rimbert in Berlou ist eine südfranzösische Cuvée bestehend aus den Sorten Carignan, Syrah und Grenache welche in mehrfach gebrauchten Fässern ausgebaut wird. Im Glas besticht er zuallererst durch eine sehr dunkle und gleichzeitig funkelnd brillante Farbe. Read the rest of this entry »
I already knew that Greece makes some really good wines. But now I was given the chance to find out that Cyprus, this Island-country were one half is populated by Greek-speaking citizen has also nice wine to offer.
Oskar went there for a short journey and had the opportunity to try some wine on-site. I was very happy he thought of me and brought a bottle back home for me. And the other evening I felt it was time to give it a try.
This “Island Vines”, as it is named, is assembled by SODAP, a cooperative whose goal it is to: “produce modern fruit-driven wines from both indigenous and international’ grapes”. Read the rest of this entry »
I think we had this topic before, but aren’t there countless excellent wines in the Mediterranean regions to discover? The difference might be that this time I can at least come up with something like a link between all these wines.
The first two stem from the Douro river region in Portugal. The third one is a Spanish Ribera del Duero, the same river than the two before but on Spanish soil. Oscar (who brought the first 3 wines) thought it would be interesting to compare the styles of two neighbour regions. The fourth wine is a Greek Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Cuvée called Biblia Xora, produced in the hills of Makedonia (North-Eastern Greece, no more link here : )). Finally I contributed a Southern French wine from Faugères in Languedoc.
Let’s get it on! Read the rest of this entry »