Tour du Bon IGP Méditerranée En-Sol

Appellation: IGP Méditerranée. Cuvée: En-Sol. Colour: Red. Grapes: Mourvèdre 100%. About: Agnès very special “voyage in the Mediterranean”, part inspired by the work of her friend Elisabetta Foradori.  Made in clay jars, first vintage in 2013, and continuing. Agnès uses her oldest Mourvèdre, which used to go into her St Ferreol (last vintage 2012), to make … Continue reading Tour du Bon IGP Méditerranée En-Sol

Jean-Philippe Padié Petit Taureau VDF

Appellation: Vin de France. Cuvée: Petit Taureau. Colour: Red. Grapes: Carignan Noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre, exact blend depends on the year, see below. About: named after a song by Claude Nougaro from 1967 filled with references to wine, women and song, “Je suis un petit taureau…”. An extraordinary wine that captures the terroir, the Mediterranean, … Continue reading Jean-Philippe Padié Petit Taureau VDF

Jean-Philippe Padié Calice VDF

Appellation: Vin de France. Cuvée: Calice. Colour: Red. Grapes: Carignan, Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir, exact blend depends on the year, see below. About: pale in colour, fresh, light, soft, with a gentle and salty astringency, digestible, this wine is made for easy drinking yet has a very satisfactory depth of fruit, made in Jean-Philippe’s unique fashion … Continue reading Jean-Philippe Padié Calice VDF

Domaine Bois de Boursan

Who: Jean-Paul Versino. What: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône. Where: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse. When: Since 1955. The Story Jean-Paul Versino is one of the most affable and enthusiastic vignerons we know. He’s also one of the few remaining producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to work traditionally (a blend of all the terroirs of the Appellation, very old vines, whole bunch fermentation … Continue reading Domaine Bois de Boursan

Les Clos Perdus Corbières Le Rosé

Appellation: Corbières. Cuvée: Le Rosé (in 2018 put into L’Année Rosé). Colour: Pink. Grapes: Mourvèdre, Grenache 5%. About: This is an exceptional and unusual rosé due to its very limited production and use of basically 100% Mourvèdre, made in oak. It’s the antithesis of pale, watery Provence rosé and is really made for the table … Continue reading Les Clos Perdus Corbières Le Rosé

VDF Anima

Appellation: Vin de France. Cuvée: Anima. Colour: Red. Grapes: Grenache noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre a third each. About: FX Dauré’s second, big red, but still typical of his style for freshness and digestibility. Made by whole bunch carbonic maceration without any extraction. Vines Location: just south of Espira in the Roussillon. Size: 1.5 hectares. Age: … Continue reading VDF Anima