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15 mars 2011 2 15 /03 /mars /2011 16:17

For the last wine-tasting in Lausanne we had 3 white wines :
- Les Genêts, Damine Laureau 2004 (served with Foie gras and onion marmelade)

- Coume Marie, La preceptorie de Centernach 2007 (Poached egg, carott cream and smoked duck breast)

- Côte de Beaune, Joseph Drouhin 2008 (Tuna confit, lobster pressed juice)

 

And 3 red wines :

- Chateau Potensac 2002 (Sirloin made as a kebab, red pepper and herb sauce)

- Mas Daumas Gassac 1996 (Linguine with a reduced parmeggiano and truffle cream)

- Vieilles Vignes, Domaine de la Monardière 2005 (Panna Cotta with red fruits and speculoos)

Let's speak about the red... 

 

 

CHATEAU POTENSAC 2002 : 

CHATEAU-POTENSAC-@g-105601Appellation : Médoc

 Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc

Region : Bordeaux

 

COLOUR : Deep red black

NOSE : Black cherries, blackcurrant, spices

PALATE : Black fruits, undergrowth. It is very expressive, the tannins are nicely covered

 

 

 

 

Like Sociando-Mallet (for example) is yet another chateau which illustrates the defunct nature of the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. Potensac regularly turns out wines of classed growth quality, but has only a Cru Bourgeois designation.Most of people like this wine 5experts and novice) because of course it is good but easy to understand.

 

Where can you find this wine:

- Wineandco

- 75cl.com

- Website of the domain

 

 

MAS DAUMAS GASSAC 1996 :

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Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 different varietals

Region : Languedoc

Owners : Aimé Guibert

 

 

COLOUR : Red, a little bit tiled

NOSE : Blueberry, Blackcurrant, Spices (bay leaf, thyme, rosemary...), gravy... Very complex

PALATE : Amazing, very fresh with red fruits, blackcurrant. It is highly structured.

 

 


It was the best wine of the night... I thought it was a little bit too late to drink it but in fact, it was perfect. What a wine, very complex, very fresh at the end. We just had pleasure!!

 

Where can you find this wine:
- Website of the domain
- 1855.com

 

 

VIEILLES VIGNES LA MONARDIERE 2005 :

37-205-thickbox.jpgAppellation : Vacqueyras

Varietal : Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Region : Rhône valley

Owner : Martine & Christian Vache

 

 

 

COLOUR : Dark red

NOSE : Leather, Garrigue, Black fruits (cherry, plum)

PALATE : Black cherry, plum, spice notes. There is a nice length and silky tanins.

 

 

Lot of pleasure with this wine. The tannins are very well coated, it is fresh! That's a good wine.

 

 

Where can you find this wine :
- Divo in Switzerland
- Website of the domain

 

Thank you to Julie, Holly, Nata, Marie, Peter, Andrew, Travis, Torbjorn and Chris for this wine tasting.    

 

 

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8 mars 2011 2 08 /03 /mars /2011 22:36

For the last wine-tasting in Lausanne we had 3 white wines :
- Les Genêts, Damine Laureau 2004 (served with Foie gras and onion marmelade)

- Coume Marie, La preceptorie de Centernach 2007 (Poached egg, carott cream and smoked duck breast)

- Côte de Beaune, Joseph Drouhin 2008 (Tuna confit, lobster pressed juice)

 

And 3 red wines :

- Chateau Potensac 2002 (Sirloin made as a kebab, red pepper and herb sauce)

- Mas Daumas Gassac 1996 (Linguine with a reduced parmeggiano and truffle cream)

- Vieilles Vignes, Domaine de la Monardière 2005 (Panna Cotta with red fruits and speculoos)

We will speak about red wines in another article... 

 

 

LES GENETS, DAMIEN LAUREAU 2004 :

 

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Appellation : Savennières

Varietal : Chenin

Region : Val de Loire

 

COLOUR : Golden yellow

NOSE : Acacia, honey, almond, lanolin and white flowers

PALATE : Honey, beeswax. Mineral, the end is fresh and linear.

 

 

This is a very nice wine.

I like the fresh aftertaste as it lingers in the mouth for a long time.

 

Where can you find this wine:

- In Alencon (France) at Vins et Tradition

- Directly at Damien Laureau

 

 

COUME MARIE, LA PRECEPTORIE DE CENTERNACH 2007 :

 

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Appellation : Côtes du Roussillon

Varietal : Macabeu, Grey grenache

Region : Roussillon

Owners : Marc et Thierry Parcé

 

 

COLOUR : Pale yellow

NOSE : White flowers and citrus

PALATE : Citrus, powerful and a little bit salty but fresh

 

I think that was too early to drink this wine. It was not bad but I did not enjoy so much. Now the wine is a little bit closed, not so much nose and not so much palate... We have to wait 1 or 2 years cause there is a good potential...

 

Where can you find this wine:
- Le CaveSA in Geneva
- website of the domain 

 

 

COTE DE BEAUNE, JOSEPH DROUHIN 2008

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Appellation : Côte de Beaune

Varietal : Chardonnay

Region : Burgundy

Owner : Joseph Drouhin

 

 

 

COLOUR : Pale gold, very bright

NOSE : Green tea, Honey, Almond and lemongrass

PALATE : Honey, Mineral, Almond, Roasted hazelnut. Very long finish.

 

 

 

A truly delicious and harmonious wine. I like it... It is not a Clos des Mouches (other amazing wine from Drouhin) but it procures a lot of pleasure.

 

 

Where can you find this wine :
- Globus in Switzerland 
- www.1855.com 

 

 

 

 

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8 mars 2011 2 08 /03 /mars /2011 22:10

bruno250I met Bruno a Saturday morning during a pause to go skiing in Les Ménuires. I watched on internet the day before I leave where could I stop and I found a website of a wineshop in Annecy-Le-Vieux, La Java des Flacons.

 

 

I arrived at 10am and Bruno Bozzer received me like an old client even if it was the first time I came. The shop is near the lake of Annecy. What a surprise when I came in...

 

A little bar in the back where you can drink wines and eat little appetizers. This day he opened 20 different wines between 8 and 20 euros to discover wines not so well known. Everywhere around this bar, you have bottles... and the choice of Bruno is amazing. You can almost find everything... I like!
 


I began to turn inside this fabulous cave, it’s like I’ve found the Aladdin's cave... after 5 minutes, Bruno came to meet me and we start to discuss about wine...

I had invistigated on internet about Bruno Bozzer, he has 20 years of someliers near great « 3 stars chefs » like Marc Veyrat or Guy Martin, so you can not cheat with him. But he is very friendly and we feel he loves wine. I started my thorough exploration and began by « Vallée de Loire » : Chidaine, Dagueneau, Taille aux loups, Joguet...

Of course the "Savoie" is very well represented with the best winemakers of the region (Grisard, Ardoisières, Masson, Quenard...)

 

After, I looked for the Provence and Corse Wines : again a very good choice, Château Simone, Domaine Arena, Tempier, Pibarnon...

For the « Languedoc-Roussillon » : Clos Marie, Grange des Pères, Roc d’Anglade...

The « Vallée du Rhône » is also very nice with Condrieu from Cuilleron, Hermitage from Chave, Côte-Rôtie from Jamet, Crozes-Hermitage from Graillot and Combier or Chateauneuf du Pâpe from Beaucastel, Janasse...

I also found Rasteau from the Domain of Gourt de Mautens.

And it’s the same for the Burgundy (Roulot, Carillon, Mugneret...) and Bordeaux (from Sociando Mallet to Angelus).

So I had decided to stay 30 minutes, but after 1 hour and a half and 12 bottles in my car, I left this amazing place.

Thanks to Bruno who is a wine encyclopedia and a very friendly person. I highly recommand you to discover this wine-shop, bar, cellar, Aladdin's cave and meet the incredible Bruno Bozzer!!

 

 

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7 mars 2011 1 07 /03 /mars /2011 22:33

I like Champagne, and I'll speak about bottles I like later, but during the last wine-tasting at home we tried a sparkling white wine from Savoie, an Ayse Mont-Blanc Brut-Zéro 2006.

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The wine: AYSE MONT-BLANC 2006
Producer: Dominique Belluard
Varietal: Gringet
Region: Savoie

 

COLOUR: Golden and green
NOSE: Yellow fruits, green tea and jasmine
PALATE: It is very fresh in the mouth, the bubbles are very thin. At the end it's mineral and a little bit smoked.

 

It's a good wine, better during a dinner (first courses with fish) than the aperitive. It's very fresh, and very well done. I prefer drinking sparkling wines like that than "generic" champagne without any temper... 

 

 

 

Where can you find this wine:
- At le CaveSA in Geneva 
- At la Java des flacons (I'll make an article soon about this shop, and Bruno Bozzer the owner... very nice guy!!) in Annecy
- At the domain directly : Domaine Belluard 

 

You can also try the white wine "Le Feu" from this domain, very interesting, made also with this old varietal, the Gringet. It smells white flowers and exotic fruits. The palate is on white peach and a little bit of menthol. It's very fresh et thin... Very good and not so expensive.

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6 mars 2011 7 06 /03 /mars /2011 22:41

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I'd like to speak about this domain I like, Domaine Charvin.
They make 2 wines :
- Côte du Rhône
- Chateauneuf du Pape


Tonight, I've tasted the Côte du Rhône.

The wine: COTE DU RHONE 2004
Producer: Domaine Charvin
Varietal: Grenache (mainly), Shiraz.
Region: Rhone Valley

 

COLOUR: Dark red
NOSE: Nice nose, very open with red fruits (strawberry, cherry) and herbs (thyme, rosemary). A little bit of liquorice too.
PALATE:The mouth is built on the acidity and with fine tannins (well integrated). The final is straight and long with lot of fruit in the mouth. 

 

For me it's a good wine, one of the best Côte du Rhône (and not expensive). You can easily find bottles for 14 CHF, and the pleasure is nice.

Where can you find this wine:
Maybe on internet, or in Vevey for Swiss people, at "Le Millesime

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5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 10:14

DownloadedFile-1.jpegYesterday night I was in a wine bar of Lausanne called Midi 20 and I'd tried a Swiss wine from Ticino. It was a good surprise.

 

The wine: BIANCO ROVERE 2008
Producer: Guido Brivio
Varietal: Merlot
Region: Ticino Switzerland 

 

COLOUR: Straw yellow color
NOSE: Intense and complex, with aromas of citrus, exotic fruits and roasted and buttery notes
PALATE: Round with density and freshness

 

The wine has a good structure, maybe a little bit of wood at the end (8 months in new oak barrels), but it's really a good wine. You can drink it with Cheese from Chavignol (France) or with smoked fish.

Where can you find this wine:
www.brivio.ch
- Globus Lausanne
- Midi 20 (you can also buy to take away) 

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4 mars 2011 5 04 /03 /mars /2011 18:14

Welcome on my blog!!

It speaks about wine, bottle I've tasted, people working in wine that I have met...

Let me know your impressions and don't hesitate to let your commentary.

Welcome in "Le Flacon"!!

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