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Languedoc and Roussillon around the tastings

  A small group of wine importers got together last month for a tasting so I  went along to check out the offerings from the south of France. However, I must admit that I also allowed myself to be diverted by a handful of wines from northern Burgundy from Emile Wines.   There was Domaine La Croix Montjoie from Vézelay, with an elegant stony Chardonnay, a couple of Bourgogne Blanc from two leading producers close to Chablis, Domaine Céline and Frederic Gueguen and Domaine Jean-Hugues and Guilhem Goisot, and a couple of premier crus Chablis, a Fourchaume from Domaine Jena-Paul and Benoit Droin and a Beauroy from Domaine Laurent Tribut.  Both delicious but still very youthful.   Carte Blanche were offering three quite contrasting southern French wines.   2021 Mas Costeplane, Vermentino, IGP Cévennes From old vines, fermented in concrete vats and kept on the lees for eight months.  A lovely example of Vermentino.  Quite firm, fresh pithy fruit on the nose, with some satisfying weight on t

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