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La Cendrillon Nuance

Nuance 2015, La Cendrillon, Vin de France | Britt’s Wine of the Month

A delicious white wine with excellent freshness. Full-bodied, some “fat” and with a lot of fresh fruit. The grape blend is unusual: petit manseng, albariño, verdejo, grenache blanc and grenache gris. And these unusual grapes are of course the reason why this wine is a Vin de France. Domaine de la Cendrillon (cendrillon = Cinderella) […]

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Marc Kreydenweiss and one of his sons, Alsace and Rhone

Languedoc: an excellent source for delicious wines and good value | Britt on Forbes

The Languedoc has gone through a virtual revolution over the past few decades. It is probably the French wine region that has seen the most revolutionary changes in recent times. From having been a huge source for cheap bulk wine it has become something of a hotbed for exiting wines and good value for money. […]

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Chateau Pech-Latt, Corbieres, Languedoc

Organic wines, a somewhat random selection of recommended bottles

Organic wines are getting more and more sought after. Journalists write more and more about them and hopefully, finally, people are realizing that there are some very delicious organic wines out there. Here are some recommended examples of what we have tasted recently. Domaine Duseigneur Lirac Odyssée 2012 Lirac is opposite Châteauneuf-du-Pape, on the other […]

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Old vine

Very, very old vines

Many wine producers make a cuvee ‘vieilles vignes’ (old viners). Old vine wines are often considered to have superior quality – lower yields producing more concentrated wines. Jean-Armand Bloc, who is not really a vigneron but a nuclear physicist (according to La Revue du Vins de France), has made it his speciality to produce wine […]

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Domaine Sainte Croix, Fraissé des Corbières – BKWine Pick

Jon and Elizabeth Bowen decided to settle in the majestic region Haute Corbières in southern Languedoc. In 2004 they bought their own vineyards, starting with 14 hectares divided in 24 separate plots. They have 80 year old carignan and grenache vines growing on poor limestone and schist soil. We met them at Vinisud in February […]

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Jon Bowen at Domaine Sainte Croix [E] – BKWine TV

Jon and Elizabeth Bowen make wine at the Domaine Sainte Croix in the Languedoc region in the south of France. They are in the sub-region called Corbieres (or Haut Corbieres), not very far from Spain. Theyre near Narbonne and Perpignan. They started out six years to produce vins de terroir, coming from the UK. They […]

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Domaine de la Bouysse, Corbières, Languedoc – BKWine Pick

Martine Pagès and Christophe Molinier are both trained oenologists. They run this 50 ha family property in the Corbières in Languedoc. They have 10 ha in the sub-appellation Boutenac with its stony soil. They took over the responsibility for the property in 1996 and immediately started a restructuring of the estate to improve the quality […]

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Château Pech Latt, Corbières | BKWine Pick

A narrow road from the village Lagrasse in the Corbières leads to Chateau Pech Latt, owned by the Burgundy house Louis Max. The winery and vineyard is manage by the enthusiastic oenolog Philippe Mathias. It’s a big vineyard – 120 ha, 100 of which are planted with vines – all in a single plot, and […]

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