Tag: Grenache

Chateau d’Angles 2012 La Clape “Classique”

Chateau d’Angles 2012 La Clape “Classique”

[ Chateau d’Angles 2012 La Clape Red ] PROFILE | Chateau d’Angles FIND A STORE — [ Why We Love It: ] For eight years prior to the purchase of Chateau Angles, proprietor-winemaker Eric Fabre was entrusted with sustaining the immense reputation of Bordeaux Chateau Lafite-Rothschild as  … Read More

Top 8 Red Wine Grapes of Spain

Top 8 Red Wine Grapes of Spain

In a world of wine where a small number of grape varieties proliferate and virtually become ubiquitously interchangeable with the term “red wine” itself, Spain stands apart from the crowd as an important red wine producing country – from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives –  … Read More

Chateau d’Angles 2012 La Clape “Classique”

Chateau d’Angles 2012 La Clape “Classique”

[ Chateau d’Angles 2012 La Clape Red ] PROFILE | Chateau d’Angles FIND A STORE — [ Why We Love It: ] For eight years prior to the purchase of Chateau Angles, proprietor-winemaker Eric Fabre was entrusted with sustaining the immense reputation of Bordeaux Chateau Lafite-Rothschild as  … Read More

Spot Offer #107: 2013 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat”

The playful label adorning this bottle belies the impressive nectar you’ll discover after pulling the cork. Produced by the Cannan family, owners of Clos Figueras, this wine is a delicious introduction to the style and profile of Spain’s Priorat appellation. With a winemaking heritage originally dating back to Roman times, one can only imagine that these dramatic cliffside vineyards proved too challenging and too expensive a place to make wine – and has only reemerged over the past couple of decades as a preeminent wine producing region of Spain.

Spot Offer #114: 2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape

2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape PRODUCER PROFILE | DOMAINE DU VIEUX TELEGRAPHE SHOP NOW | STORE LOCATOR — Why We Love It: What makes a wine “great”? Well, I suppose like most sensory experiences, great wine is very much in the eye (or more aptly –  … Read More

Spot Offer #118: 2012 Clos Mogador

It’s hard to come up with superlatives to describe Clos Mogador which haven’t already been used. There is something so seemingly mythical and lyrical – even poetic – about this iconic Spanish winery; a project driven by an abundant and authentic love of wine, family and history. An hour or so north of Barcelona we come upon one of the most scenic and magical wine regions I’ve ever had the privilege to visit.

Wine of the Week #1504: 2010 Espectacle del Montsant

Espectacle is a 100% Garnacha red grown in the Montsant DO of Spain – adjacent to the celebrated wines of Priorat – and is owned by Réné and Isabelle Barbier (Owners of Clos Mogador in Priorat), Fernando and Marta Zamora (Oenologists and teachers at University of Tarragona), and Charlotte and Christopher Cannan (Owners of Clos Figueras in Priorat). Here, on the highest elevation site in the appellation, we find the source for what has become a true “nectar of the gods”.

Wine of the Week #1505: Megaphone “Super-Ventoux”

Megaphone (a new addition to the line-up from Vignobles Brunier) is created with the same love, care and attention to detail that has made global icons of the wines produced at Vieux Telegraphe. The grapes for Megaphone 2013 are harvested by hand from a small 8 acre plot. There are three rounds of sorting and selection (two in the vineyard and one upon arrival at the cellar) that ensure only the cleanest and ripest fruit makes it into the winery.

Wine of the Week #1510: Mr Riggs Grenache

Wine of the Week #1510: Mr Riggs Grenache

Enticing raspberry perfume, laden with cherries, liquorice and savoury notes fill the nose. Vibrant earthy plum with hints of spice of cumin, wooden bark and chocolate round the palate and give it an unctuous mouth feel. A well balanced and true iconic gnarly McLaren Vale Grenache.

Wine of the Week #1524: 2007 Clos Figueras Priorat

If you’ve been following our newsletters for any period of time, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for old vines – and the impact they can have on wine quality: low yields, stunning complexity and breathtaking concentration.

Wine of the Week #1528: 2013 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Telegramme”

“Telegramme” is the “2nd wine” of Vieux Telegraphe – one of the noble names of France’s southern Rhone Valley and one of the great wine estates of France. Vieux Telgraphe produces serious wines that are a must-have for serious wine collectors. Their flagship bottling from at Vieux Telegraphe comes from the famous “La Crau” site – a vineyard that would undoubtedly be amongst the very top “Grand Crus” if the Rhone used the same vineyard designation system found in Burgundy.