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Domaine La Colliere 2012 Les Touilleres Côtes du Rhône-Villages Rasteau Rhone Valley ($18.00) (Red) Rating: 91
This 2012 Côtes du Rhône-Villages Rasteau Les Touillères was made by Georges Perrot, a well-known local bon vivant and gourmand as well as a serious winemaker. A classic Provençal Côtes du Rhône, it offers notes of kirsch liqueur, damp earth, melted chocolate, forest floor and roasted herbs. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Carignan and Mourvèdre aged 12 months in concrete, this beauty should drink well for 5-6+ years.


Michel Gassier 2012 Nostre Païs Blanc Costieres de Nimes ($20.00) (White) Rating: 91
Another white Châteauneuf du Pape look-alike, the 2012 Nostre Païs Blanc was produced by the brilliant Michel Gassier assisted by his equally talented oenologist, Philippe Cambie. Made from a blend of 53% Grenache Blanc, 38% Roussanne, 6% Viognier and 3% Bourboulenc, aged six months on its lees in French oak, it exhibits lots of buttered citrus along with caramelized pears and apricots, a medium to full-bodied texture, and a crisp, zesty, dry finish that is loaded with fruit. Consume it over the next year.

Gassier-Cambie-Solomon 2012 Cercius Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône Rhone Valley ($17.00) (Red) Rating: 90
This is the joint venture of Michel Gassier, Philippe Cambie and Eric Solomon. Their 2012 Cercius Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône, a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged six months in concrete, tips the scales at nearly 15% alcohol. Possibly the finest Cercius produced to date, this gorgeous red reveals a lot of sucrosity (sweetness from ripeness, not residual sugar) along with loads of lavender, black raspberry, kirsch, licorice and a touch of pepper. Well-balanced, pure, medium to full-bodied and savory, this superb value should drink nicely for 2-3 years.

Chateau Juvenal 2012 Côtes du Ventoux La Terre du Petit Homme Rhone Valley ($20.00) (Red) Rating: 90
Made with the consulting assistance of the inimitable Philippe Cambie, this 2012 La Terre du Petit Homme comes from an up-and-coming treasure-trove for values, the Côtes du Ventoux. A blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, with the Grenache kept on its lees in stainless steel and the Syrah in new French oak, it exhibits lots of crème de cassis, blackberry, acacia flower and camphor notes as well as a fresh, attractive, medium-bodied mouthfeel with impressive purity, texture and length. The tannins are soft and unobtrusive. Drink this lovely red over the next several years.

Bodegas Mas Alta 2011 Black Slate La Vilella Alta, Priorat, Spain ($22.00) (Red) Rating: 94
This is a joint project between Rhône negoçiant and winemaker, Michel Tardieu and French oenologist, Philippe Cambie, working in conjunction with importer Eric Solomon. The 2011 Black Slate comes from 15 to 60-year-old, head-pruned vines, and the final blend was 60% Grenache, 35% Carignan and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberry, blueberry, licorice, truffle and camphor scents jump from the glass of this dense, full-bodied, opulent, unctuously textured red. This soft, round, delicious, impressive wine should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 2-4 years.



Chateau Puech Haut 2012 Prestige Coteaux du Languedoc Languedoc-Roussillon ($20.00) (Red) Rating: 91
This superb estate is owned by Gérard Bru, who has hired some of the finest winemakers in the world as consultants (Michel Rolland, Claude Gros and now Philippe Cambie). Bru makes a number of cuvées (some too expensive for this value report) including two terrific rosé offerings. The inexpensive 2012 Prestige Coteaux du Languedoc is a blend of 55% Grenache (60-75-year-old vines) and 45% Syrah (40-year-old vines) aged 12 months in concrete. It is a disarmingly juicy, complex, full-bodied, dark ruby/purple-colored effort displaying a sweet kiss of lavender, acacia flowers, pepper, black raspberries and kirsch. Round, generous and medium to full-bodied with elegance as well as flavor authority, this pure, beautifully textured 2012 should continue to drink well for another 3-5 years.


Domaine Roche 2012 Côtes du Rhône-Villages Cairanne Rhone Valley ($20.00) (Red) Rating: 90
A sexy wine made under the auspices of globe-trotting oenologist Philippe Cambie, this 2012 Côtes du Rhône-Villages Cairanne was produced from 40 to 105-year-old vines. The blend was 70% Grenache (aged in concrete) and 30% Syrah (aged in barrique) from yields of 20 to 30 hectoliters per hectare. It exhibits a delicious, up-front, front end-loaded, richly fruity style with lots of raspberry, black cherry, roasted herb, loamy soil and underbrush notes. This corpulent, fleshy red can be enjoyed over the next 4-5 years.


RESTAURANT MAS PAU a l’ EMPORDA avec ARTUR SAGUES et ces fromages !!!!






L’hôtel rural Mas Pau à  Avinyonet de Puigventós (Alt Empordà) est une maison de ferme du XVIe siècle restaurée et décorée avec des meubles et des peintures des différentes générations .Le restaurant est géré par Toni Gerez dans le salon et le Xavier Sagristà cuisinier,  les deux disciples de Ferran Adrià, qui ont travaillé plus de dix ans dans le restaurant El Bulli à Roses.

Xavier SagristàXavier Sagristà     Il est l’artiste de la cuisine   nous a prepare    le MENU FESTIVAL




IMG_0964Snacks et tapas:

“Gimlet cocktails” gelée
Corneto de concombre, yaourt et œufs d’hareng
Croustillant au saucisse douce et pomme
Cacahuètes caramélisées à la moutarde
Bonbon de Blody-Mary



Beignet de moure « coulant » avec du miel
Croquette de “suquet”     accompagnez  de ALBARINO PEDRALONGA,  superbe de fraicheur 

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IMG_0970 IMG_0971Soupe froide aux moules avec le fenouil
Asperges avec champignons et foie gras vinaigrette de Jabugo et du parmesan( un monument !!!!)




De la corbe rôti, avec mayonnaise aux fruits sèches, ail et tomate fumé (Romescada)
Canard de gland, désossé et cuit à basse température avec des fruits d’été  avec clos erasmus 2002    FABULEUX !!!!!!!

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Xavier Sagristà

Artur Sagues  le fan de fromages avec un des plus beau plateau de fromages espagnols et européen ( france, italie) que j’ai rencontre.   fabuleux, des bleu extraordinaire, du terminion,etc …….


IMG_0979IMG_0980les désserts:

IMG_0981 IMG_0982“Sangria”:
Déconstruction de sangria avec fruites
Gelée au pèche, mousse à la verveine et glacé au chocolat








une adresse tres tres intéressante !!!!!

GRENACHE DU MONDE longue toque;chêne bleu,bodega mas alta,Tikves récompenser

2013 France Vallée Du Rhône IGP Vin de Pays de Vaucluse bronze Medal Abélard 2007 SCEA Chêne Bleu Domaine de la Verrière
2013 France Vallée Du Rhône AOP Gigondas silver Medal Domaine Longue Toque.Hommage à Gabriel Meffre 2010 GMDF
2013 Espagne Catalunya DOQ Priorat silver Medal La Basseta 2010 Bodegas Mas Alta SA


Concours Pays Région Appellation Médaille Nom Du Vin Nom Du Domaine / Producteur
2013 République de Macédoine Macédoine CO Tikves wine Région bronze Medal Bela Voda 2011 Tikves Winery
2013 République de Macédoine Macédoine CO Tikves wine Région bronze Medal Bela Voda 2012 Tikves Winery
2013 République de Macédoine Macédoine CO Tikves wine Région silver Medal Grenache Blanc Spécial Selection 2011 Tikves Winery


2010 Bodegas Mas Alta Artigas La Vilella Priorat

(70% garnacha, 25% carinena and 5% cabernet sauvignon, aged for 16 months in small French oak):  Bright purple.  Powerful aromas of blackberry, blueberry and Asian spices.  Weighty dark berry flavors display a liqueur-like depth, with zesty minerality providing lift.  Smooth tannins give support and grip to a long, sweet, penetrating finish.


2010 Bodegas Mas Alta La Basseta La Vilella Alta Priorat

(60% garnacha, 20% carinena and 20% syrah, aged for 16 months in French oak barriques):  Saturated ruby.  Deeper and more brooding than the Artigas, offering potent dark berry and cherry aromas and flavors along with notes of licorice and violet pastille.  Weighty and chewy on a superb finish that clings with firm tannic grip.  Michel Tardieu and Philippe Cambie of France are consulting winemakers for this project.



Artigas Priorat 2007

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Stylish, rich red wine from a top estate in one of Spain’s foremost fine wine regions

Spanish expert John Radford calls Priorato « Spain’s most traditional and yet most modern, exciting region ». And Artigas captures its essence beautifully. It’s a blend of Grenache with old vine Carignan and a modernising dose of Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 16 months in Allier oak. Bodegas Mas Alta was founded by enterprising Belgian enthusiasts in 1999 in the unique, hilly terroir of Priorat, south of Barcelona. 80% of the grapes are from the estate with older vine fruit purchased from local growers. Consultancy is provided by respected French oenologists Michel Tardieu and Philippe Cambie. Despite 15% Vol it’s beautifully balanced by freshness, fruitiness and minerality. Decant and serve with a lamb tagine or a wild mushroom risotto.