As we worked our way towards the Pyrenees and into Roussillon we made a stop in La Clape. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit one of the most renowned wine makers of the appellation as well as the entire region, Chateau De La Negly.
The story of this chateau is a love affair with land and vine. A man, Jean Paul Rosset who inherited this mediterranean wonderland from his parents and turned it into some of the most celebrated wine in the area.
The information in this video is so plentiful that I had to put it into three parts or else it would be the length of a short film. In this video Cyril Chamontin, Jean Pual Rosset’s passionate winemaker takes us into the winery to give a peek at the winemaking process. The diligence and focus of Cyril’s process is infectious!
Enjoy the tour and get ready for the next video when we meet the man who made it all happen!
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We are now deep in the foot hills of the Pyrenees. The Roussillon is a such a small speck of land on the global map but the wines coming from there are bigger tjan life with wonderful personalities and flavor. Here I breakdown the largest appellation in the Roussillon part of the Languedoc Roussillon
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If you are just joining us we are traveling the Mediterranean along the southern coast of France. We are exploring a place called the Languedoc-Roussillon.
In Languedoc-Roussillon PART I: A Crash Course History I gave a general history and flavor of the place. It’s importance in the France wine culture, it’s struggle and triumph etc.
In Lannguedoc-Roussillon PART II: Coteaux Du Languedoc I tackled the largest appellation in the world hoping to shed some light on it’s many pockets of awesomenes such as Pic St. Loup and that wonderous little lagoon appellation Picpoul Du Pinet.
In Languedoc-Roussillon Part III: St. Chinian & Faugeres we headed North of Pinet and explored two of my faves in this massive wine region. Faugeres and St. Chinian.
And we are here at Languedoc-Rousillon Part IV: Minervois, Corbieres & Fitou where we round up the awesomeness of Languedoc and ready ourselves for the unique identity of Roussillon. I hope you enjoy!
I have been honored to be a part of movement called Sud De France which promotes and celebrates the wines of Southern France. I have always loved these wines and figured I would put that passion on video. Here is the first installment of the Langudoc-Roussillon series. It is a crash-course history of the region. I will continue next week with specifics on the various appellations and microclimates of the area. ENJOY!
What’s up with Rose? How is it made and what the hell is this thing called White Zinfandel? Check it:
Seven minutes to four wacky and fairly obscure wines on the American Market. Let’s get crazy and widen our wine knowledge and impress out friends! Oh, and keep wine merchants in check asking them about new stuff. Let’s grow!!!
Malbec. Carmenere. Tannat.
Grapes that are making names for themselves in South America.
Three grapes that are allowing three countries define their individual wine cultures.
Yet they are not indigenous. They are from a place called France. Here is a little history.
I have written about these little guys before but I felt like riffing on it in the video blog. It gives me a chance to convey the info as if I was doing a tasting in the shop. Actually the video is shot in Alphabet City Wine Co.
The title of this one is a bit of a joke. There is nothing wrong with screwcaps. Even though you get a crack and not a pop. Here are couple things you might want to know going forward with this newish enclosure. Check it.