Appellation: Côtes du Rhône. Cuvée: Blanc. Colour: White. Grapes: Bourboulenc 45%, Clairette 25%, Roussanne 20%, Grenache Blanc 10%. About: a tiny production of 1200 bottles from old vines, a wine that spotlights the usually junior partner in Châteauneuf-du-Pape whites, Bourboulenc here playing the major role and displaying all the lovely vegetal fruit and acidity it … Continue reading Charvin Côtes du Rhône Blanc
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône. Cuvée: Rosé. Colour: Rosé. Grapes: Grenache 50%, Cinsault 40%, Carignan 10%. About: not just another Rosé, this is Laurent Charvin’s expression of Cinsualt insofar as it comprises 40% of the blend and provides all the juiciness in this delicious easy drinking Rosé that can serve both as apero or lunchtime wine. … Continue reading Charvin Côtes du Rhône Rosé
Everything we know about Laurent Charvin’s wines for now has been posted here! Laurent Charvin is one of the greatest producers in all of France, crafting great Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône unlike almost any others in these Appellations, bringing incredible freshness and elegance to the rich natural taste of the terroir.
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cuvée: Rouge. Colour: Red. Grapes: Grenache 85%, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Vaccarèse, around 5% each. About: a classic of the Appellation and an outstanding southern French wine, an outstanding example of Grenache Noir. Every year the wine gets better and fully reflects the vintage. It’s fabulously rich, yet always refreshing and very elegant. Always … Continue reading Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône. Cuvée: Rouge. Colour: Red. Grapes: Grenache 80%, Syrah 15%, Carignan 5%. About: as far from generic Côtes du Rhône as you could imagine, this is made from old Grenache Noir lying just outside the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation. The vines are looked after with the same attention as the Châteauneuf and the wine … Continue reading Charvin Côtes du Rhône
Who: Laurent Charvin. What: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Rhône. Where: Orange, Vaucluse. When: Since 1850. The Story This small Domaine of 8ha of Châteauneuf and 15ha of Côtes du Rhône produces some of the finest and most elegant wines in the south of France. It’s one of the few estates in the Rhône valley that … Continue reading Domaine Charvin