Gérard Mugneret

Mongeard-Mugneret

Cuvée 1917 Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2017

Beautiful! The Vosne Romanee remains my favourite of the different Mongeards Mugnerets I had over the last weeks — 23 days ago

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Gérard Bertrand

An 825 Cremant de Limoux Brut Sparkling Blend 2019

As #tourdefrance 2022 hits the south we have a rosé sparkler from Limoux. Very refreshing for a hot day. — 16 days ago

Gérard Bertrand

Gris Blanc Vin de Pays d'Oc Rosé 2021

Nice light floral, not too sweet, slightly dry. Delicious — 17 days ago

Mongeard-Mugneret

Fixin Pinot Noir 2017

Ripe raspberry nose with more delicate raspberry on the palate. Incredibly smooth and supple. It's complex, with a bit of vanilla and more ripe fruits. — 11 days ago

Gérard Bertrand

Cote des Roses Languedoc Syrah Blend Rosé 2021

Unique and beautiful bottle…on top of nice dry flavor; good accompaniment to grilled salmon. Très bien! — 25 days ago

Sagee, Barberry and 3 others liked this

Gérard Bertrand

Picpoul-de-Pinet Picpoul Blanc 2020

I always find wines from the Languedoc crisp, refreshing and fun! Color of green/yellow straw, light to medium body, young stone fruit, herbs and minerals. — a month ago

Eric, Tom and 12 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Sounds delicious! 🍷
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie A very enjoyable summer time sipper! I hope your weekend is great!

Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2015

Showing very young but with great promise. — 2 days ago

Andrew, Charles and 7 others liked this

Gérard Raphet

Les Grands Champs Cuvée Unique Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020

Russ W
8.9

Raphets ‘20 grands champs gets high marks for the sweet fruit and pretty texture. This a juicy fun wine to drink. — 24 days ago

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Domaine Gérard Julien et Fils

Les Bousselots Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Domaine Julien Nuit St. George 1er Les Bousselots- Showing beautifully. — 14 days ago

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Domaine de Galouchey

'Vin de Jardin' Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Day 2: This is killer. Super fresh but firm/structured. Atypical Bordeaux. Organic field blend. 13.5%. —- Domaine de Galouchey has to be one of Bordeaux's most idiosyncratic producers. The vineyards of this domaine were cleared and planted by Jean Terrade and Gérard Pantanacce, but things didn't really start to take off until they partnered with renowned sommelier Marco Peltier. They make two wines from organically grown grapes from their tiny estate and their Vin de Jardin (Wine of the Garden) might be the most exciting thing to come from Bordeaux in a very long time.

Galouchey is in Beychac-and-Caillau, 7 km from Libourne, across the river from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. They could choose to label their bottle as a Bordeaux but instead choose the simple table wine designation of Vin de France. This is so that they can make a wine that they feel more closely reflect the type of Bordeaux that they want to drink. Something more closely aligned with the region's wines before WW11 when commercial interest and the armies of consultants ushered in an era of homogeneity. This area is mostly known for dry whites and value reds but in the 18th century the wines from in and around the estate were some of the most sought after.

The vineyard sits on land that has never been touched by modern synthetic agricultural additives and has been farmed organically from day one. All the permitted grape varieties of the region – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle – are planted in the vineyard and the wine is made as a blend of all of the grapes, white and red. Merlot plays the lead with white varieties playing very small yet important roles. This was the way it was done many generations ago when most Bordeaux was a field blend.

Each of the nine varieties is separately harvested by hand at very low yields. Top quality Bordeaux estate can regularly produce 7,000 bottles per hectare, but the trio took it further limiting yields and producing only 3,600 bottles. This means sorting at the winery is surgical, with only the grapes going into the vat they would want to eat. Made with almost no sulfur, nothing is added or removed. The result is a masterpiece of Bordeaux and one that you don't have to pay $100 or more for.

Freshness and drinkability are not terms that we associate with Bordeaux but that is the first thing that came to mind after one sip. It’s bright fruit melds into its seamless texture. This is very much Bordeaux with flavors and aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate, graphite, and wild herbs but there is a purity of fruit and incredibly vivid floral notes that take this to another level.
— a day ago

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