Domaine Gayda Figure Libre Freestyle Vin de Pays d’Oc 2015

The picture shows the 2016 vintage. 聽The 2015 vintage is reviewed here. This is another interesting Vin de Pays d’Oc from the south of France. 聽Organically grown, it is a blend of 40% syrah, 40% grenache, 10% carignan and 10% mourv猫dre sourced variously from Roussillon, Corbi猫res and La Livini猫re and is a deep purple inContinue reading “Domaine Gayda Figure Libre Freestyle Vin de Pays d’Oc 2015”

A southern Italian masterclass – Etna and more

I recently attended a tasting that proved to be a masterclass in southern Italian wines with wines from Etna, Basilicata, Taurasi, Sardinia, Calabria and more. Sicily (and Etna in particular) and the nerello mascalese grape variety produced the stand out wines. Nerello mascalese has an exciting “nebbiolo like” future if this tasting is representative. Elsewhere,Continue reading “A southern Italian masterclass – Etna and more”

Domaine Guinand Languedoc 2014

This is a lovely blend of shiraz and carignan from Domaine Guinand in the Languedoc in southern France. 聽It’s very typical of the region too, with its aromatics of roses, wild florals and fresh cherries. 聽The palate is full bodied and very much in balance. 聽(Alc: 14.5%, Region: Languedoc, France, Rating: Good, Would I buyContinue reading “Domaine Guinand Languedoc 2014”

Domaine Roche-Audran C么tes du Rh么ne 2014

I was impressed by this C么tes du Rh么ne from Domaine Roche-Audran. 聽It’s a blend of 70% grenache, 15% syrah and 15% carignan, the vineyard is biodynamic and the vines are between 35 and 100 years old. 聽In the glass, it’s a step up from the usual CDR. 聽It has complex aromatics of white pepper, peppercorn,Continue reading “Domaine Roche-Audran C么tes du Rh么ne 2014”