Category: Grenache

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Taste Washington – Some Delightful Wines to Enjoy

 mywinepal  March 24, 2023

It has been four years since I last attended Taste Washington in Seattle.  COVID shut down the event, but now Taste Washington is back and maybe even better.  This is the event where you can taste the wide variety of wines made across Washington state, without having to drive yourself.  Winery focus seems to have changed.  During my tasting time,…

Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold 2020 and An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017

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

 mywinepal  December 4, 2021

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 contact.  The other wine is the Gerard Bertrand An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017 a Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre red blend.  One…

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

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

 mywinepal  November 19, 2021

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 in the stylish bottle with the rose petal base and the glass stopper.  In case you did not know, all…

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

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

 mywinepal  November 14, 2021

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 2019 and Chardonnay 2020.  Both wines come in a very distinctive and beautiful bottle with a rose petal-shaped base.  In…

Karl MyWinePal with Frédéric Chaudière

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

 mywinepal  September 10, 2021

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 familiar to you when you check on the shelves in the BC Liquor Stores and elsewhere across Canada.  I have…

Karl MyWinePal with Michel Gassier interview

My Interview with Michel Gassier from Domaine Gassier

 mywinepal  August 23, 2021

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 wineries are family-run as well, with the vineyards and wineries being passed down through families.  I would like to present…

Domaine Gassier Lou Coucardié Red 2012

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

 mywinepal  August 20, 2021

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% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache, and 16% Syrah, coming from his organic vines. If you wonder what is Lou Coucardié, the winery…

Château Pesquié Terrasses Red 2019

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

 mywinepal  August 19, 2021

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 his wine and about the AOC Ventoux. The AOC is very interesting as Mont Ventoux controls the temperature of the…

CVNE Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2017 and Cune Rioja Reserva 2015

2 CVNE Rioja Wines Ready to Enjoy – No Cellaring Needed

 mywinepal  April 12, 2021

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 a print shop error back in the days when the typesetter thought the V looked odd and replaced it with…

Gérard Bertrand Terroir Corbieres and Gran Terroir Les Aspres 2017

Gérard Bertrand and Two Biodynamic GSM Blends

 mywinepal  March 21, 2021

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 Languedoc region in the south of France to review for you: Gérard Bertrand Terroir Corbieres, 2017 Gérard Bertrand Gran Terroir…