Category: Grenache

Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold 2020 and An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017 Finesse in a Glass

Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold 2020 and An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017

I have two interesting finesse wines from Gerard Bertrand from the sunny south of France.  Gerard Bertrand’s Orange Gold 2020 is an organic wine made with a blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Mauzac, Muscat, and Clairette with skin…

A Pinot Noir and a Rosé from Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses

Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault Rosé 2020 and Pinot Noir 2019

Here are two more Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses wines for you to try. The Pinot Noir 2019 and the Grenache-Syrah-Cinsault 2020 Rosé. The Rosé has been around for a while and has been a favourite of many people.  Again…

Getting Classy with Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Chardonnay and White Blend

Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier 2019 and Chardonnay 2020

Did you know that Gérard Bertrand has a Côte des Roses Collection?  I only knew of his Rose wine, but there are 4 from that Collection that are coming or already are in BC.  Today I am tasting the Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier…

Let’s Talk Wine, Viticulture and More with Frédéric Chaudière from Château Pesquié

Karl MyWinePal with Frédéric Chaudière

Today I have another lesser-known AOC in the southern Rhone Valley – AOC Ventoux.  You may be very familiar with one of the wineries from AOC Ventoux, Château Pesquié.  Their wine labels in solid blocks of colour should be very…

My Interview with Michel Gassier from Domaine Gassier

Karl MyWinePal with Michel Gassier interview

Many of us are familiar with the wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone Valley, but there are many sub-regions, which have their own Appellation d’origine Contrôlée (AOC) that produce quality wines at reasonable prices.  Many of the…

Have You Tried Domaine Gassier Lou Coucardié Red 2012 from AOC Costieres de Nimes?

Domaine Gassier Lou Coucardié Red 2012

Today I have a bottle of Lou Coucardié Red 2012 from the well-known winemaker, Monsieur Michel Gassier from AOC Costieres de Nimes in the south of France, part of the Rhone Valley. This red wine is a blend of 49%…

Have You Tried Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019 from AOC Ventoux?

Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019

Today I am pleased to open and taste a bottle of Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019 from the Ventoux AOC. A wine made with 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. I will be interviewing one of the owners, Frédéric Chaudière, about…

2 CVNE Rioja Wines Ready to Enjoy – No Cellaring Needed

CVNE Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2017 and Cune Rioja Reserva 2015

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (the Northern Spanish Wine Company) CVNE was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain by 2 brothers.  Did you know that CVNE also has the name Cune, made by accident?  It was…

Gérard Bertrand and Two Biodynamic GSM Blends

Gérard Bertrand Terroir Corbieres and Gran Terroir Les Aspres 2017

Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre blends (GSM) are full-bodied, full of flavour, and please people that enjoy big, hearty red wines. This blend of grapes also makes the famous red Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. I have two GSM wines from Gérard Bertrand from the…

1847 till Today: Australia’s Wine History with Yalumba and Pewsey Vale

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2018, the Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2019, Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, and the Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Shiraz 2017

1847 was an important year in Australian wine as two things happened. First John Gilbert who moved from Britain to Australia planted Riesling and other grapes in the Eden Valley in what is known as the Pewsey Vale Vineyard.  This…