FRANCE ~ RHONE VALLEY


Tavel





Vintage
Size
Estate
2013
750ml
Domaine des Carteresses

Grape Varietal
Grenache noir (50%) - Cinsault (20%) - Clairette (6%) - Picpoul and Bourboulenc (7%) - Syrah, Mourvèdre, Old Carignan (17%).

Tasting notes
The Domaine des Carteresses is in the Rhone Valley 15km from Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards is an indication of its deep local roots. Limestone and smooth pebbles. Vines: 35 years old -15 hectares - Yield : 40hl/ha Tavel is a unique rosé produced by a type of vinification which makes it completely different from any other rosé and is more like that of a red wine with long maceration of 48 to 72 hours. After pressing, fermentation takes 10 to 15 days at low temperature (13-14°C). Vinification and storage in stainless steel vats before bottling

Rating
Wine Spectator


Costieres de Nimes





Vintage
Size
Estate
2013
750ml
Arena Red

Grape Varietal
70% Grenache 30% Syrah

Tasting notes
Costières de Nimes wines are usually fruity. Reds are rich, closer to Rhône wines than Languedoc.

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Vintage
Size
Estate
2014
750ml
Arena Rose

Grape Varietal
70% Syrah 30% Grenache

Tasting notes
Direct press. Skin contact. Fermentation at low temperature 14/15°C to in order to slower the yeast’s work, thus enlarging the fermentation time and the aromas richness

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Vintage
Size
Estate
2014
750ml
Arena White

Grape Varietal
85% Roussanne and 15% White Grenache

Tasting notes
: A deep straw yellow colour. The nose is very aromatic with notes of exotic fruit (mango), apricot, and honey. The palate is more discrete and mineral. A good roundness with a great richness in alcohol and good acidity. ..

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Cotes du Rhone





Vintage
Size
Estate
2013
750ml
Domaine de Barelle

Grape Varietal
80% Grenache
20% Syrah

Tasting notes
Hand made harvests and traditional wine making process express a pleasent colour together with red and black fruits scents (black berry, plum). A sweet touch of liquorice enhance the beautiful palate. A mouth filling wine in a pure Rhone style.

Rating
Gold Medal





Vintage
Size
Estate
2012
750ml
Domaine Pierre Amadieu

Grape Varietal
25% Syrah
75% Grenache

Tasting notes
Very fruity in the nose. Medium-bodied with tannins that are present but soft.
This wine is excellent with red grilled meats, Provencal dishes, pasta and chicken.

Rating
88 Pts Wine Spectator

http://www.pierre-amadieu.com/


Cotes du Ventoux





Vintage
Size
Estate
2013
750ml
Domaine Le Colombier Ventoux

Grape Varietal
70% Black Grenache
30% Syrah

Tasting notes
A deep garnet colour with violet tinges. This wine has got fruity bouquet (black cherry, blackberries) ; the tannins are soft.
This wine is excellent with red meat; for example: beef leek with mashed pumpkin.

Rating
88 pts Wine Spectator.

http://www.lesvignoblesmourre.com/


Vacqueyras





Vintage
Size
Estate
2014
750ml
Domaine du Colombier Tradition

Grape Varietal
70% Grenache
20% Syrah
10% Mourvedre

Tasting notes
This wine has a nice ruby colour. Cherry and small red fruit appear immediately in the nose and in the mouth, a very good balance between tannins, acidity and alcohol.
This wine is excellent with a turkey prepared with thyme and rosemary, other white grilled meat and medium flavoured cheeses too.

Rating
88pts Wine Spectator
90pts IWCellar

http://www.lesvignoblesmourre.com/





Vintage
Size
Estate
2013
750ml
Domaine du Colombier Old Vines

Grape Varietal
80% Grenache
20% Mourvedre

Tasting notes
This wine mainly made with Grenache has a nice garnet colour. Red fruit appear immediately in the nose and in the mouth, the wine reveals a lot of fruit and has a persistent length.
This wine is excellent with Mediterranean foods, grilled lamb, other red meat and medium to strong flavoured cheeses.

Rating
92pts IWCellar
90 pts Wine Spectator

http://www.lesvignoblesmourre.com/





Vintage
Size
Estate
2012
750ml
Domaine du Colombier Cuvee G

Grape Varietal
50% Grenache
50% Syrah

Tasting notes
Maturation 12 months in French oak barrels.
Bouquet: flowers and ripe dark fruits.
Mouth: Vinous, but finely balanced, the cuvee G show silky tannins and an exceptional length.
Match very well with spicy foods like filet mignon with green pepper sauce.

Rating
92pts WS Hight Recommended

93 pts Robert Parker http://www.lesvignoblesmourre.com/





Vintage
Size
Estate
2014
750ml
Domaine Le Colombier White

Grape Varietal
40% Viognier 30% Grenache Blanc 30% Marsanne

Tasting notes
40% Viogner , 30% Marsanne , 30% Grenache Blanc Lovely high-toned talc and green almond notes are out front in this white, followed by a tangy plantain, white peach and chamomile core. The long, minerally finish has lovely cut and precision. Drink now through 2016

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Gigondas





Vintage
Size
Estate
2010
750ml
Pierre Amadieu 'Grand Romane' Gigondas

Grape Varietal
60% Grenache 10% Mourvedre

Tasting notes
On the nose there are aromas of black fruit (blackcurrant and black cherry) and red fruits (raspberry and redcurrant) stewed with a hint of vanilla which meet savoury notes of thyme, laurel and black olives on the palate. Powerful tannins fill the mouth with notes of spicy liquorice and pepper for a long and satisfying finish. An astonishing balance of complexity, power and elegance.

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Vintage
Size
Estate
2012
750ml
Domaine Amadieu Romane Machotte

Grape Varietal
80% Grenache
20% Syrah

Tasting notes
This wine is aged in oak barrels during 12 months.
Produced from the young wines from the 2 Domaines of the Amadieu family, this is soft and very fruity wine.
This wine is excellent with lamb cutlets and red meat in sauce.

Rating
88/90 IWC(TANZER)

http://www.pierre-amadieu.com/





Vintage
Size
Estate
2012
750ml
Cuvée Premiere La Cave Gigondas

Grape Varietal
70% Grenache 30% Syrah

Tasting notes
Dark color. Smooth on palate with medium body. Ripe blue/black fruit with tobacco and spice on finish.

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Chateauneuf du Pape





Vintage
Size
Estate
2012
750ml
Domaine Juliette Avril red

Grape Varietal
80% Grenache
10% Syrah
10% Mourvedre

Tasting notes
Rich and silky in feel, with perfumy black tea notes weaving around the core of warm cherry preserves, macerated red currant and damson plum fruit, accented by red licorice and singed juniper accents. Echoes of shiso leaf and iron line the finish. Best from 2015 through 2025. 3,500 cases made.

Rating
90 pts Wine Spectator

http://www.domainejulietteavril.com/juliette_avril_us.htm





Vintage
Size
Estate
2011
750ml
Pierre Amadieu Chateauneuf du pape

Grape Varietal
80% Grenache
20% Syrah

Tasting notes
Ageing is done in oak casks during 14 months.
A deep purple colour, some delicate red fruits and fig aromas on the nose.
On the palate, velvety aromas of black fruits, mint, liquorice, garrigue.
Try it with game and mushrooms, and also with liquorice ice.

Rating
91 pts Wine Spectator

http://www.pierre-amadieu.com/


VDP Portes de Mediterrannee





Vintage
Size
Estate
2012
750ml
Domaine Le Colombier 'Six Rats'

Grape Varietal
100% syrah

Tasting notes
Soft, ripe with medium body. Notes of dark casis, wood and spice.

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Vintage
Size
Estate
2014
750ml
Le Colombier Organic Alicante

Grape Varietal
100% Alicante

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Vintage
Size
Estate
2012
750ml
Le Colombier Organic Marselan

Grape Varietal
100% Marselan

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Vintage
Size
Estate
2014
750ml
Le Colombier Organic Viognier

Grape Varietal
100% Viognier

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