Archives du mot-clé Grenache

2016 à Châteauneuf du pape, peut t’on parler de millésime du siècle

img_4568L’été a été chaud et sec, nous avons eu très peut de précipitation, mais le climat a été assez favorable des jours très chaud, mais surtout des nuits fraiche.

Un état sanitaire exceptionnel, quelques rare cas d’oïdium tardif et une quatrième génération de vers un peut agressive. A part cela pratiquement pas de tris et une qualité exceptionnelle de la vendange.

Des quantités extraordinaires et record d’anthocyanes et de poly phénol sur syrah, grenache et mourvèdre.

img_4446D’après les anciens le millésime ressemble a 1990 !!! Mythique !

Nous allons avoir des vins rouge riches, colorées tailler pour la grande garde, et des blanc plein de suavité, des roussane et clairettes exceptionnelles.

Pour moi un de mes meilleurs millésimes vinifier ! Avec une bonne réponse de tout type de sols, le grand millésime du grenache !!!

Des vins de grande puissance sur la Crau, des vins avec énormément de finesse et de classe sur les sables, des vins riche et solaire sur les quartiers du sud !!! Rien ne manque.

Une grande homogénéité qualitative de l’appellation, avec un volume de récolte dans l’ensemble assez généreuse.

Un millésime qui devrait plaire à la presse et consommateur Anglos saxon

 

« Le Grenache est un atout majeur pour l’avenir de la Vallée du Rhône » Retour sur la table ronde de Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône 2015

« Le Grenache est un atout majeur pour l’avenir de la Vallée du Rhône »
mercredi 20 mai 2015

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Retour sur la table ronde de Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône 2015 2/4
On ne présente plus Philippe Cambie. Célèbre œnologue et amoureux du vin, son nom est fréquemment associé à certains des crus les plus reconnus autour de la Méditerranée. Il se dit lui-même « Terroirist » et défend l’idée de créer des vins à l’image d’un lieu.

« Les vins de terroir trouveront toujours leur place. Il ne faut pas céder à la mode, mais il faut tenir compte des modes de consommation. Aujourd’hui nous buvons les vins plus rapidement, plus jeunes. Alors il faut adapter nos produits à cette demande. »

C’est donc aux vigneronnes et aux vignerons de réconcilier l’expression du terroir avec les envies des consommateurs. Pas une mince affaire. Mais pour Philippe Cambie le Rhône possède un atout majeur : le Grenache. Avec ses rondeurs et ses fruits, ses tanins serrés et ses épices, il est en effet capable de produire des vins bons à boire jeune et bons à garder. Autre élément favorable pour préparer l’avenir, il s’adapte très bien à la cuisine asiatique…

Alors hors de question pour lui de remplacer un facteur viticole majeur comme le Grenache pour faire face à l’évolution climatique. Une évolution qui semble d’ailleurs être assez difficile à anticiper, car ces derniers millésimes étaient plutôt marqués par des phénomènes météorologiques imprévisibles que par une évolution constante vers la chaleur et la puissance dans les vins. L’adaptation du vignoble se fera lentement, en ajustant sur les bords. En attendant, il faut avancer en améliorant encore et toujours la qualité des produits tout en soignant nos terroirs.

« Je pense que l’agriculture biologique prendra plus de place encore dans les années à venir. La vigne est une monoculture. Il y a donc plus de nécessité à s’occuper de la santé des sols, de l’environnement. Le bio me semble le plus approprié pour y arriver. »

 

DOMAINE GIRAUD by JEB DUNNUCK

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France, Rhone: Domaine Giraud Marie and François Giraud One of my favorite estates in the Southern Rhône, Domaine Giraud is run by the brother/sister pair Marie and François Giraud, with Marie making the wines and François managing the vineyards. Created in 1974 by Pierre and Mireille Giraud, it wasn’t until 1998 that they bottled their first release (both a traditional Châteauneuf and a Cuvée Les Gallimardes). While some estates have a difficult transition from generation to generation, in this case, Pierre let Marie make the wines in 2001, and after tasting the results, quickly gave her full rein. In addition, Philippe Cambie lends his consulting advice here. The style certainly leans toward the hedonistic end of the spectrum, but the wines always have beautiful purity and classy, balanced profiles. For this tasting, we started with their Les Gallimardes cuvée and finished with the Les Grenache de Pierre. I’ve listed the wines in the order tasted. In addition to superb reds, they made a rock-solid white. Starting with the Les Gallimardes cuvée, this bottling comes all from the Les Galimardes lieu-dit that’s located in the southern, warmer portion of the appellation. The soils here are mostly rolled pebbles, and the vines are over 100 years in age. The wine is almost all Grenache (roughly 10% Syrah), completely destemmed (as of 1999) and has the Grenache aged all in tank and the Syrah all in smaller barrels. It’s always a rich, sexy and full-throttle effort, yet to me, it offers thrilling Châteauneuf du Pape character and is easily one of my favorite wines. Compared to the Les Grenache de Pierre release, the Les Gallimardes is more exuberant, overflowing and hedonistic. In addition, they implemented a stricter selection for this cuvée in 2005 and moved to using only their older vines. I think it shows, as current releases have additional depth, concentration and purity. Leading off and just reviewed last year (I’m always happy to retaste), the 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes is gorgeous in the vintage and has a sexy, perfumed and hedonistic style. Loaded with black raspberry, cassis, and creamy licorice, along with background garrigue and lavender, it is full-bodied, up-front and packed with fruit. It’s a total charmer to drink in its first 10-12 years of life. Deeper, richer, more concentrated, and shockingly good, Giraud’s 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes is an incredible expression of Grenache from the southern part of the appellation. Loaded with ripe black raspberry, cassis, licorice, roasted herbs and crushed rock-like characteristic, it has awesome richness, thrilling purity and sweet tannin that emerges on the finish. A stunning success that should not be missed, it will drink well for 15-20 years. As is common, the 2009 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes has a lot in common with the 2011, yet has more depth and concentration. Kirsch, blackberry, roasted herbs, licorice and garrigue all make up this classic, rich, full-bodied and hedonistic beauty. It will drink well for another decade. The 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes is another full-bodied, hedonistic and decadent effort from this brother/sister pair. Incense, lavender, licorice and sweet kirsch and blackberry-styled fruits give way to a full-bodied, deeply concentrated, layered, and yet still graceful profile on the palate. While it’s superb now, its stacked mid-palate and sweet tannin on the finish all say it will continue to evolve gracefully. More classic in style, the 2006 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes is drinking nicely today, as are most of the wines from this vintage. Showing textbook earthy herbs, leather, cured meats, spice and assorted sweet red and black fruits, it’s full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and has good underlying structure. It will continue to drink nicely for another decade. These 2006s continue to impress and this one is no exception. Giraud2                 Coming from a more hyped year,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie and François’ 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes shows the structured, angular nature of the vintage nicely. Possessing a deep, concentrated and rich feel, with black licorice, charcoal, roasted meat and darker fruits, it has stunning purity, full-bodied richness and notable underlying structure. Opening up nicely in the glass, it has more than enough fruit to keep it enjoyable today, but has at least another decade of prime drinking. The first year for the new label, the 2004 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes is an outstanding effort that has a classic, mature feel. Garrigue, spiced berry fruits, dried flowers and subtle minerality all emerge from the glass and it has medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of fruit and a great finish. It has more fruit and richness than most wines in the vintage, and is drinking great today. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years. Three years older, but tasting younger, the 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes has a layered, elegant and textured profile that’s hard to resist. Full-bodied, concentrated and evolving gracefully, with plenty of roasted herbs, meat juice, licorice and sweet black fruits, it’s at full maturity, but has plenty of life left. Made by Marie and François’ father, the 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes is showing its age, but still offers a mouthful of fruit and a delicious, mature drinking experience. Giving up plenty of garrigue, toasted nut, dried flowers and evolved fruits, it has full-bodied richness on the palate, loads of sweet fruit and a clean finish. Drink it over the coming couple of years. The first vintage to see 100% destemming, the 1999 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes has a more serious feel than the 2000, and offers a meaty, bloody bouquet of iron, garrigue and leather. While a mature Châteauneuf, it has a youthful feel in its full-bodied, nicely concentrated and classically structured style. Drink it anytime over the coming 3-4 years. Lastly, and the first vintage for the cuvée, the 1998 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes is fully mature and evolved, with notions of saddle leather, garrigue, dried herbs and toasted nuts flowing nicely to a medium-bodied, supple, elegant feel on the palate. It’s a classy Châteauneuf that needs to be drunk up. Moving to their Grenaches de Pierre releases, this cuvée comes from 100-year-old vines planted in the sandy soils of the La Crau and Pignan lieux-dits. It’s made from 100% Grenache and aged almost completely in concrete tank. It’s always slightly more polished than the Les Gallimardes release and has beautiful complexity and purity, while not skimping on the textured or depth of fruit that’s present in all of Marie’s wines. Starting with the 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre, it offers the sexy, forward style of the vintage, yet backs it up with beautiful purity, terrific concentration and ample sweet tannin. Showing plenty of black raspberry, cassis and licorice along with loads of Provençal herbs and flowers, it’s hard to resist now, but will continue to shine through 2026. On another level, the 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre is one of the stars of the vintage (and a wine I’ve rated 100 points on more than one occasion). Stunningly beautiful on all accounts, it boasts off-the-charts richness and depth to go with incredible aromas and flavors of black raspberry, cassis, crushed flowers, licorice and sappy garrigue. It has superb concentration, a stacked mid-palate and layers of sweet tannin that emerge on the finish. Like all of Marie’s wines, it has the purity and texture to drink nicely on release, yet the backend depth and structure to evolve gracefully. It’s an incredible example of old vine Grenache that should not be missed! Another wine that’s a star in the vintage, the 2008 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre (there was no Grenaches de Pierre made in 2009) has a Burgundian style in its sweet kirsch and strawberry-driven bouquet. Showing more white pepper, flowers and spice, it’s an elegant, medium to full-bodied Châteauneuf that has impressive purity, clean acidity and a terrific finish. Already drinking nicely, enjoy it over the coming 4-5 years. Up there with the 2010 and flirting with perfection, the 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre is about as incredible an expression of old vine Grenache as you can find. Still deep ruby colored, it offers up an insane bouquet of kirsch, cassis, exotic flowers, pepper, garrigue and licorice that flows seamlessly to a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, yet layered and elegant profile on the palate. It’s one of those rare wines that carries phenomenal richness, yet never seems heavy, cumbersome or puts a foot wrong. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. More classic in style (and I was blown away by this showing), the 2006 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre almost instantly transports you to a bustling street market in one of the many towns spread throughout Provence. Pepper, garrigue, cured meats and beef blood, as well as plenty of sweet fruit, are all present, and this full-bodied Châteauneuf has solid concentration, loads of sweet fruit and a big texture. Drinking beautifully now, I’d enjoy bottles over the coming 5-6 years. More masculine in style, the 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre is defined by its bright acidity and firm underlying structure. Offering up plenty of earthiness, tar and roasted herb-qualities to go with ample red and blackberry-styled fruit, this age-worthy Châteauneuf is full-bodied, structured and firm, with beautiful density of fruit and savory, chewy tannin coming through on the finish. It needs another 1-2 years of bottle age, and will drink nicely through 2025. Lastly, the 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre is beautifully mature, with classic pepper, garrigue, loamy earth, leather and spice qualities giving way to a full-bodied, supple and classy mouthfeel. Drinking at point, it’s a knockout effort, but it’s not going to get better from here, so plan on drinking bottles over the coming couple of years.

Domaine Giraud 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 94

Domaine Giraud 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 98

Domaine Giraud 2009 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 95

Domaine Giraud 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 96

Domaine Giraud 2006 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 94

Domaine Giraud 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 94

Domaine Giraud 2004 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 91

Domaine Giraud 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 94

Domaine Giraud 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 90

Domaine Giraud 1999 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 91

Domaine Giraud 1998 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Gallimardes 89

Domaine Giraud 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre 95

Domaine Giraud 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre 99

Domaine Giraud 2008 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre 92

Domaine Giraud 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre 99

Domaine Giraud 2006 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre 96

Domaine Giraud 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre 94

Domaine Giraud 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre 93

Importer: Eric Solomon, European Cellars, Charlotte, NC; tel. (704) 358-1565

PHILIPPE CAMBIE,LA FAMILLE GASSIER et LA FAMILLE BRECHET vous attende a VINISUD HALLA3 et STAND A63 le 24,25 et 26 février 2014

 

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ViniSud is fast upon us. Vignobles Michel GassierFamille Bréchet, and our enologist, Philippe Cambie will be presenting together a complete range of Rhône appellations. We will be pouring the newest vintages of our award winning wines.

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Come see why our last two millésimes have received over seventy 90+ scores and why we are one of Wine Spectator’s Top Ten in «French Wineries for Value» for 2013 (the sixth year in a row).

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Looking for a place to eat? We know that a fair can be a culinary wilderness. We’ve stocked up on what’s best from our beautiful region.

 

Feel free to schedule an appointment and we’ll be happy to sit down with you and share our bounty over a glass of wine.

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Philippe Cambie

 

(Re)Discover our wines in a warm and friendly atmosphere at Hall A3 Booth A63.

 

I will be contacting you shortly to see how we can best serve your needs. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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24, 25 & 26.02.2014
Montpellier, France

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Stand A63

Please feel free to contact me for additional information,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hall A3 – Stand A63
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  24-25-26 FEVRIER 2014
Parc des Expositions Montpellier, France

 

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Hall 5 – Stand A165
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  23-24-25.03.2014
Messe Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Germany