L’Artisan Le Pinot Noir 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of the L’Artisan “Le Pinot Noir” from the Pays d’Oc in the south of France and the 2019 vintage. In the glass, the wine has aromas of confected red fruits, jam and dried herbs. The palate is dry with medium tannins and a red fruit character that is more broad brushContinue reading “L’Artisan Le Pinot Noir 2019 Wine Review”

Mas d’Espanet Pinot Noir 2016

This is a good quality pinot noir from an unlikely place, namely the warm Languedoc and the Cevennes IGP in particular.  I can’t recall previously seeing this IGP.  I read that it sits in the northern, more mountainous part of the Languedoc, a region that is diverse but more grenache, syrah and carignan country.  InContinue reading “Mas d’Espanet Pinot Noir 2016”

Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014

A blend of syrah (60%), grenache (35%) and cinsault (5%), this is a moreish and enjoyable Vin de Pays d’Oc from the Languedoc region in the south of France. It’s a “vin biologique” too, i.e. organic. In the glass, it is fruity, yet also earthy and savoury. The palate is medium-full bodied, fruity and aContinue reading “Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014”

Gérard Bertrand Cote de Roses Rosé 2016

This is a moreish rosé from Gérard Bertrand from the Languedoc in the south of France. A typical and regional blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah, it has saline and spicy aromatics. The palate is medium-full bodied and has fresh acidity. Lovely drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: 12.5%. Price: $26. Source: Sample.

Domaine Guinand Languedoc 2014

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