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2011 Leon Barral Blanc – naturtrübes Unikat

Obwohl er sein Weingut erst 1993 gegründet hat, ist Didier Barral einer der Öko-Pioniere des Languedoc. Und schon Anfang der 2000er, als ich ein paar Jahre in Montpellier gewohnt habe, waren seine Weine hoch angesehen. Doch habe ich seine Weine damals nie als radikal gesehen, diese waren eher außerordentlich elegant und harmonisch, ohne irgendwelche Anzeichen “wilder” Praktiken. zu zeigen. Allerdings hatte ich zu der Zeit ausschließlich seine Rotweine probiert. Sein Weißwein, der “nur” als Vin de France deklariert ist, spricht eine ganz andere Sprache und reiht sich deutlich in die Kategorie “Vin Naturel” ein. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Languedoc

Z like Rozeta – 2006 Rozeta, Maxime Magnon, Corbières


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 »

Categories: France,Languedoc

Wines at OFF – part 1


Besides the chef’s cooking presentations, the Omnivore food festival is also a showcase for high quality produce such as meats, cheeses and of course wine.


A good dozen of mostly French vignerons were presenting their so-called “Vins Naturels”, a non-certified or -controlled ideology of winemaking which basically reduces the process to a minimum of interference (pumping, filtration) or additons (non-indigenous yeasts, sulfites). While I’ve had a few disappointments especially with Read the rest of this entry »