Archive for the South West Category

Sauvignon 2007 du Gravieres de Rabany, Vins de pays Comté Tolosan Blanc, South West, France

Ali Mahmoud, winemaker and owner of the Chateau Saint Louis in the Fronton area of France is proud of his organic Sauvignon Blanc. This is an organic wine where you can taste the difference that organic growing makes. The fruit flavours seem truer. The wine itself is relatively dry with nice balanced acidity. I had a chance to share a meal with Ali. He is an interesting man. An astrophysicist initially, he later trained to become an oenologist. But once you get to know him, politics seems to be Read more [...]

Clos La Coutale 2007, Cahors, France

This wine is a classic's classic. In fact, it reminds me of how a song was forgotten or that gained only marginal success way back when, that gets covered by a new artist and all of a sudden the original becomes a bigger hit than than the cover. Cahors is a region in the South West department of France. Clos La Coutale is an AOC Cahors. Always a hit Confit de Cuisse de Canard (Duck leg preserved in Duck Fat) serving French bistros, Cahors wines are powerful and tannic, smelling of blackcurrant and Read more [...]
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