Markus/ June 3, 2018/ Maistelut/ 0 comments

Wblog T16-b-M

Dark fall evening in 21.10.2017. It was good timing to taste full body and warm wines from Languedoc ja Roussilon. These wine regions in France are just perfect for this type of tasting. Red wines from this region contains Grenache noir which is my one of favourites at the moment.

This tasting was arranged by Sami Sahramies. Humble thanks for him because the set was awesome. Also extra credits for trouble to study advance how to pronounce these wine names in French. I think Otto was only one who seemed to be maybe little a bit unhappy for some pronouncing 🙂

Cut to the chase.


  1. 2014 Domaine Gauby Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Blanc Vieilles Vignes
    • Varieties; Macabeu, Grenache blanc
    • Aromatic, yellow plum, rich and oily.
  2. 2015 La Pèira en Damaisèla,Deusyls Pays D´Herault
    • Varieties: Viognier, Rousanne
    • Smoky on the nose, wood and fennel can be found. Smokiness follows on the palate. Crispy.
  3. 2015 Domaine Clavel, Cascaille Coteux du Languedoc 
    • Varieties: Carignan, Grenache, Marsanne, Roussanne
    • Green wine, fennel, green apples with notes of celery and grass.


  1. 2012 Mas Haut-Buis Costa Caude
    • Varieties: Grenache, Carignan
    • Dark berries comes in first on the nose. Jammy, full of red berries, licorice and dark berries.
  2. Domaine Clavel, Copa Santa 2014
    • Varieties: 83% Syrah, 17% Grenache
    • Strong licorice comes first then boysenberries and blackberries. Aromas getting lighter during time in glass.
  3. Domaine Treloar, one block Grenache 2014  
    • Variety: Grenache
    • Now this was fat wine meaning full body and jammy. Berries are very much presented.
  4. 2014 Domaine des Aires Hautes Minervois-La Livinière Clos de l’Escandil
    • Varieties:Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
    • Jammy, lot of berries, full body and with high alcohol.


  1. 2014 Château Mansenoble Corbières Reserve
    • Varieties: Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
    • Lightly oaked, with red berries, Acidic.
  2. 2013 La Pèira en Damaisèla Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Pèira
    • Varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
    • Lot of oak, licorice and pomegranate. Also burned rubber can be observed. Full body and fat wine which fits well to my taste.
  3. 2013 Domaine Gauby Côtes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes
    • Varieties: Carignan 35%, Syrah 30%, Grenache 25%, Mourvedre 10%
    • This wine was mute and did not open properly during the tasting. Still potential can be noticed for this smooth wine.
  4. 1998 Domaine Gauby Côtes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes
    • Varieties: Carignan 35%, Syrah 30%, Grenache 25%, Mourvedre 10%
    • If 2013 vintage was mute, this fellow was loud and alive. Light licorice and vanilla from oak on the nose. Licorice and red berries are in well balance and overall balance is great. Very long finish.


  1. 2013 Domaine Treloar MO2 
    • Varieties:Muscat
    • On the nose grappa aromas were strong, also fresh apple juice and remains me like apple cider from Normandy. Grappa follows to the palate as well, also dried apples can be tasted. This wine is not for Grappa dislikers.
  2. 1989 Dom Brial Rivesaltes Grande Reserve
    • Varieties: Macabeu, Grenache Blanc, Grenache gris.
    • This sweet wine has been kept in glass container outside in fresh air. Lot of raisin and very roxo moscatel type of flavours.

Thank you to Sami once again for arrangements. At the end I want to tell my personal bests which were 2013 La Pèira en Damaisèla Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Pèira and 1998 Domaine Gauby Côtes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes. Prices for these were 20-25€ Price quality ratios are very good.


Markus Laukkanen

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