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Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review

This viognier is from Paul Mas and the Pays d’Oc IGP in the south of France. It’s a well made wine.  Local Australian versions of viognier can sometimes miss the mark navigating the tension between the high sugar (and alcohol) and low natural acidity of this variety. But here the wine is soft, ripe and…Continue readingPaul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review

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

The picture shows the 2016 vintage.  The 2015 vintage is reviewed here. This is another interesting Vin de Pays d’Oc from the south of France.  Organically grown, it is a blend of 40% syrah, 40% grenache, 10% carignan and 10% mourvèdre sourced variously from Roussillon, Corbières and La Livinière and is a deep purple in…Continue readingDomaine Gayda Figure Libre Freestyle Vin de Pays d’Oc 2015

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Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2012

This is a good quality chardonnay from the humble Vin de Pays d’Oc appellation in the south of France.  Aromatically, it reminds of a new world style chardonnay, made in the latest fashion, namely clean and lean.  There’s almond meal and lemon, and some nectarines edge in with time in the glass.  On the palate,…Continue readingCalmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2012