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2018, the French Magazine « La Revue des Vins de France », showcase Vacqueyras Appellation that is spraying on 1 400 hectares at the Dentelles de Montmirail foots. Three of our wines has been rated for this occasion :

  • Montirius « Garrigues », Vacqueyras, Red – 15/20
  • Montirius « Le Clos », Vacqueyras, Red – 15/20
  • Montirius « Minéral », Vacqueyras, Red – 15-16/20

By the way, if you like wine and hike : The Dentelles will offer you a breathtaking landscape !

  • Revue du Vin de France
  • Mai 2016
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While the 2018 Olympic games are about to end with good medal in France : we also got ours … Not for the O.G but with the wine challenge Prix Plaisir 2018 from Bettane & Desseauve!

We obtained a silver medal for our Montirius “La Muse Papilles” 2017 Côtes du Rhône White. Whit the following comment : Fresh, straight, pleasant, he deserves it’s medal!

Thank’s!

  • Bettane Desseauve
  • 2018, March
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Richard Hemming has tasted and well rated our wines while he was tasting the vintage 2016 in the Southern Rhone Valley and placed our wines in the category “Best Buys

  • Montirius « Terre des Ainés » 2016, Gigondas, Red : 17+
  • Montirius « Confidentiel » 2016, Vacqueyras, White : 17+
  • Montirius « La Tour » 2016, Gigondas, Red : 16.5+

  • Richard Hemming
  • 2018, February
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Richards Hemming a goûté et bien noté nos vins à l’occasion de la découverte des Rouges du Sud (Rhône 2016) et pour la catégorie”Meilleurs Achats” (ndlr : Best Buys).

  • Montirius « Terre des Ainés » 2016, Gigondas, Rouge : 17+
  • Montirius « Confidentiel » 2016, Vacqueyras, Blanc : 17+
  • Montirius « La Tour » 2016, Gigondas, Rouge : 16.5+

 

  • Richard Hemming
  • Février 2018
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The Magazine « Le Monde des Vins » made an article and a selection about the wine from the Rhône Valley : “The whites form the North, and the Reds from the South”. 140 bottles has been blind tasted by Laure Gasporotto & Ophélie Neimanfor this selection and our Montirius “Le Clos” 2014 Vacqueyras Red obtained a very nice comment !

  • Le Monde des Vins
  • 2018, February
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Le Monde des Vins a consacré un article et une sélection sur les vins du Rhône : “Les Blancs du Nord, les Rouges du Sud”. “Un choix forcément arbitraire, mais qui reflète bien la production actuelle dans la vallée du Rhône”. 140 bouteilles ont été dégustées à l’aveugle par Laure Gasporotto et Ophélie Neiman à l’occasion de cette sélection, dont notre Montirius “Le Clos”, Vacqueyras, 2014 qui obtient une très bonne appréciation !

Merci !

  • Le Monde des Vins
  • Février 2018
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Forbes Cathy Huygue, writer for the website forbes.com and author of the book « Hungry for wine » expresses herself on the transition to Bio-Dynamic culture for the winegrowers, and makes a reference to the estate Montirius.
“Vibrancy, Vitality, Narrative” are for Cathy the most important qualities for a wine and obviously… Our wine has been able to reach her expectations ! (Garrigues, 2014 Vacqueyras Red)

Forbes.com
October, 2016

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Wine Spectator « Seen on the magazine »
La Revue des Vins de France speaks about us !
The famous oenological magazine put two of our wines in the spotlight : « Confidentiel » and « Terre des Ainés » each of them ranked 15-16/20 and 14,5-15,5/20.

La revue du vin de France
November, 2016

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Wine Spectator It happens sometimes that our wines cross the Atlantic Ocean and are tasted… with closed eyes ! The blind tasting allows us to judge a wine only by the interest it is giving to our senses.
Despite all, our wines made sheep’s eyes to Andreas Larsson Master Sommelier 2007, see the publication on his website.

  • Montirius “Le Clos” 2015 Vacqueyras Red – 91/100
  • Montirius « Minéral » 2015 Vacqueyras White – 88/100

Blindtasted.com : palmarès of the blind tasting
November, 2016

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Wine Spectator Do you know the Wine Spectator, the American journal specialized in wine and its culture? Four of our wines has been ranked as “Exceptional Wines” by the tasting team who awarded our wines with the following notes:

  • Montirius “Confidentiel” 2014 Gigondas Red – 92/100
  • Montirius “Le Close” 2014 Vacqueyras Red – 91/100
  • Montirius “Minéral” 2015 Vacqueyras White – 91/100
  • Montirius “Garrigues” 2014 Vacqueyras Red – 90/100
  • Montirius “ Terre des Ainés” 2014 Gigondas Red – 89/100

Wine Spectator, Wine reference in the United States of America
2016

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le goût du vin Oliver Hauser, winelover, shares with us his experience with our Montirius « Terre des Ainés », A.O.C Gigondas.

Olivier Hauser, blogger at legoutduvin.com
September, 2015

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gastro We just received our very first article in the famous magazine Gastro with our Montirius « Jardin Secret » 2011 Côtes du Rhône Red. This wine sees itself awarded by “Wine of the Month” with a grade of 6/6 stars.

Magazine Gastro

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The Amphore Guide 2017 just reveal its last medals:

  • A gold medal for our Montirius “Confidentiel” 2013 Gigondas Red
  • Three Silver medals for :
    • Montirius “La Muse Papilles” 2014 Côtes du Rhône Red
    • Montirius « Minéral » 2006 Vacqueyras White
    • Montirius « Le Clos » 2013 Vacqueyras red

Guide Amphore – Vins Bio
2017

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Pierre VILA PALLEJA, wine taster from the RVF Magazine, has been nicely surprised by our Montirius « Minéral » 2011 Vacqueyras White that he discovered at the wine shop in Paris (A L’ombre d’un bouchon). He testifies of an amazing meeting in the 2016 edition from La Revue Des Vins de France : “A Bio-Dynamic white Vacqueyras made from a blending of Bourboulenc, Roussanne and Grenache with sapid flesh and Hydrocarbons flavours that reminds me of an Alsatian Riesling. Puzzling !”

La Revue du Vin de France
2016

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The 2017 Edition of the Guide des Vins Hachette appreciate our Montirius “Le Clos” 2014 Vacqueyras Red and describe it as follow:

  • The Olfaction : “Surprising balsamic notes”, “Spicy nuances, aromatic and menthol add complexity to this wine”
  • The Mouth : “ Aromatic”, “ warm and concentrate supported by well ripened tannins”

Guide Hachette des Vins
Edition 2017

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The 2017 Edition of the Guide Bettane & Desseauve awarded beautiful notes to our wines :

  • 15/20 for our Montirius Garrigues 2013, AOP Vacqueyras Red
  • 14/20 for our Montirius La Muse Papilles 2015, AOP Côtes du Rhône Red
  • 15,5/20 for our Montirius Confidentiel 2006, AOP Gigondas Red
  • 16/20 for our Montirius Le Clos 2012, AOP Vacqueyras Red
  • 16/20 for our Montirius Le Clos 2010, AOP Vacqueyras Red
  • 15,5/20 for our Montirius Minéral 2014, AOP Vacqueyras White
  • 16/20 for our Montirius Minéral 2012, AOP Vacqueyras White
  • 16/20 for our Montirius Minéral 2011, AOP Vacqueyras White
  • 16/20 for our Montirius Minéral 2010, AOP Vacqueyras White
  • 16/20 for our Montirius Minéral 2009, AOP Vacqueyras White
  • 15,5/20 for our Montirius Minéral 2006, AOP Vacqueyras White
  • 14,5/20 for our Montirius Perle de rosée 2014, AOP Vacqueyras White

With a particular attention to our Montirius « Garrigues » 2013 Vacqueyras Red that has been awarded the title of Crush – Blow of Heart

Guide Bettane Desseauve
2017

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The  Vaucluse CCI magazine talks about the actions and strategies we put into action daily in the context of our responsibilities as a company.  These actions resulted in our being awarded the regional prize.

Dynamiques
March 2015

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dauphine150223-concoursgeneralagricole Having received the regional prize for the management of a small company, The ’Dauphiné Libéré’ talks about our strategies in this area.

Le Dauphiné Libéré
16 december 2014

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logo-decanter150223-concoursgeneralagricole ‘Decanter.com’ chose our Montirius AOC Gigondas ‘Terre des Aînés 2012’ , and praises its length, freshness and depth.

Decanter.com
March 2015

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John Euvrard, Best Wine Waiter of France 2007, tastes our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînes’ AOP Red Gigondas 2009, for the catalogue Cavissima.

John Euvrard for the catalogue Cavissima
5 march 2015

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150223-concoursgeneralagricole150223-concoursgeneralagricole Our Montirius AOC Cotes du Rhone ‘La Muse Papilles’ got the silver medal at the ‘Concours Général Agricole’ 2015.

Concours Général Agricole 2015
February 2015

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150209-eRobertParker Following his wine tasting in January 2015, Jeb Dunnuck gives two excellent marks to two Vacqueyras wines of the domain :

  • 91 points to our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2012.
  • 90 points to our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Garrigues’ 2012

erobertparker.com
January 2015

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150201-echo-du-mardi The magazine ‘Echo du Mardi’ a weekly economic magazine, talks about our prize as a company in this region. According to the article  ‘Montirius is notable for its global approach vis a vis the strategy of the company and its balanced impact’..

L’Echo du Mardi
3 February 2015

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The ‘Magazine du Vin’ describes our domain as the ‘Gloire de Vacqueyras’ and dedicates two pages to two vertical wine tastings: one on 4 vintages of our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’, and the other on 9 vintages of our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras ‘Minéral’.

Le Magazine du Vin
January 2015

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150123-wine-advocate The Wine Advocate gives excellent marks to our wines :

  • 89 points to our Montirius AOC Gigondas Terre des Aînés 2012 Red
  • 91 points to our Montirius AOC Gigondas Confidentiel 2012 Red
  • 89 points to our Montirius AOC Gigondas Terre des Aînés 2013 Red
  • 90 points to our Montirius AOC Gigondas Confidentiel 2013 Red

Wine Advocate
January 2015

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150101-rvf The magazine ‘La Revue du Vin de France’ gives a mark of 16/20 and selects our Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Terre des Aînés’ 2007 in its selection of 23 bio wines not to be missed at the wine show ‘Millésime Bio’.

La Revue du Vin de France
7 January 2015

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141216-vaucluse-matin Following our award for our company policies and approach, the daily newspaper ‘Vaucluse Matin’ published an article on our policies as a small company.

Vaucluse Matin
16 december 2014

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The web site ‘1001 degustations’ gives excellent marks to our wines :

  • 3 stars and a ‘favourite’ to our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOP white Vacqueyras 2013
  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOP Gigondas red 2012.
  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOP Gigondas red 2011.
  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Sérine’ AOP Cotes du Rhone red 2010.
  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ AOP Gigondas red 2009.
  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2004.
  • 2 stars to our Montirius ‘Garrigue’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2012.
  • 2 stars to our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ Gigondas red 2005.
  • 2 stars to our Montirius ‘La Tour’ AOP Gigondas red 2013.
  • 1 star to our Montirius ‘Le Village’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2012.
  • 1 star to our Montirius ‘Jardin Secret’ AOP Cotes du Rhone red 2011.
  • 1 star to our Montirius ‘Sérine’ AOP Cotes du Rhone red 2011.

http://www.1001degustations.com/
November 2014

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141102-jancisrobinson Following his wine tasting of our wines the 28th October 2014 in Gigondas, Jancis Robinson gives us :

  • 16.5/20 to our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ AOP  Gigondas red 2013.
  • 16.5/20 to our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOP Gigondas red 2013
  • 15.5/20 to our Montirius ‘La Tour’ AOC Gigondas red 2013

Degustation odJancis Robinson
18 november 2014

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141105-magazinevin The ‘Magazine du Vin’, in its exclusive independent classification of the 100 best wines of France, classed our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP Vacqueyras 2004 in 83rd position with 92 points and described our domain as ‘wonderful’!

Le Magazine du Vin
November – December 2014

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141104-guidecarite The Guide ‘Carité des bonnes addresses du vin bio & biodynamique’ gives several ‘favourites’ to our wines:

  • 3 favourites to our Montirius ‘La Muse Papilles’ AOP Cotes de Rhone red 2013
  • 3 favourites to our Montirius ‘Garrigues’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2012.
  • 4 favourites to our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOP Gigondas red 2007.
  • 4 favourites to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2009.

Le Guide Carité des bonnes adresses du vin bio et biodynamique 2015 / 2016
November 2014

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141103-wineadvocate Jeb Dunnuck, did a wine tasting of our wines for ‘Wine Advocate/Parker’ in August 2013.  The result was the following:

  • 90 points to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2011.
  • 90-92 points to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2012.
  • 90 points to our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOP Vacqueyras white 2011.

Degustation of Jeb Dunnuck for the Wine Advocate – Robert Parker’s
August 2013

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141102-jancisrobinson This is the result of the wine tasting done by Jancis Robinson at the end of 2013, of two of our wines:  Motirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2012 and Montirius ‘Garrigues’ AOP Vacqueyras red 2012.

Degustation of Jancis Robison
January 2014

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141101-wineplanet The magazine ‘WinePlanet’ gives a whole article to our work with our Spanish partner Rich Xiberta on our FSC corks, qualified as ‘corks of the future’ by the magazine!

Wine Planet
September 2014

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141001-LUX The Dutch magazine ‘Lux’ gives a score of 9/10  and a red grape (the equivalent of a ‘favourite’), to our Montirius ‘Garrigues AOP red Vacqueyras 2012!

Magazine Lux
September 2014

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140925-presqueparfait The wine guide ‘Un vin Presque parfait’, chose our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOP red Gigondas 2007 in a selection of 400 wines ‘can be served with your eyes closed’.  It appreciated its ‘intense red robe, with pink hints prior to its spiced red fruits on the nose’.

Guide des Vins “Un vin presque parfait”
Edition 2015

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140902-lecho The ‘Echo’ newspaper echoed our obtaining Biological certification in Brazil.

L’Echo du mardi
16 september 2014

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140901-bettane The 2015 edition of ‘Guide des Vins Bettane & Desseauve’ qualifies our wines as ‘luxurious, whole and of a rare homogeneity’.  It chooses our Montirius Garrigues AOP Vacqueyras 2012 as a favourite and gives excellent marks to 10 of our other wines:

  • 15/20 to our Montirius ‘Terres des Aînés’ AOP red Gigondas 2010.
  • 5/20 to our Montirius ‘La Muse Papilles’ AOP red Cotes du Rhone 2013
  • 14/20 to our Montirius ‘Sérine’ AOP red Cotes du Rhone 2011
  • 16/20 to our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ AOP red Gigondas 2011
  • 16/20 to our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ AOP red Gigondas 2009
  • 16/20 to our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ AOP red Gigondas 2005
  • 16/20 to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP red Vacqueyras 2011
  • 16/20 to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP red Vacqueyras 2004
  • 5/20 to our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOP white Vacqueyras 2012
  • 16/20 to our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOP white Vacqueyras 2012

Guide des Vins Bettane & Desseauve
Edition 2015

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140901-guidebonnesaffaires The 2015 edition of ‘Guide des Bonnes Affaires du Vin’ and ‘Revue du Vin de France’ gives marks of :

  • 15/20 to our Montirius ‘La Tour’ AOP red Gigondas 2013
  • 14/20 to our Montirius ‘Le Village’ AOP red Vacqueyras 2012

Guide des Bonnes Affaires du Vin
Edition 2015

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140901-hachette For the 2015 edition of ‘Guide Hachette des Vins’ our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOP white Vacqueyras 2013, ‘seduces in the mouth with its volume and balance its  smoothness, freshness and slight lemony hints’.  Regarding our Montirius ‘Confidenteil’ AOP red Gigondas 2011 ‘ on the nose it is engaging and typical.  Meridional in character, it echoes  a gracious roundness and fullness on the palate with silky tannins’.

Guide Hachette des Vins
Edition 2015

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140901-guidemeilleursvinsdefr The 2015 edition of ‘Guide des meilleurs vins de France of the ‘Revue du Vin de France’  gives marks from 12 to 15.5 to eleven of our wines.

Guide des meilleurs vins de France
Edition 2015

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140827-guide-biodynamie The 3rd edition of ‘Guide des Vins en Biodynamie’ gives several awards to our wines:

  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOP red Gigondas 2008
  • 2 stars to our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ AOP red Gigondas 2009
  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOP white Vacqueyras 2009
  • 2 stars to our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOP white Vacqueyras 2011
  • 2 stars to our Montirius ‘Garrigues AOP red Vacqueyras 2011
  • 3 stars to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOP red Vacqueyras 2011

Guide des Vins en Biodynamie (3ème édition)
2014

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140813-vins-vignobles The story of a visit and wine tasting at our domain by an enlightened amateur from Alsace!

Vins, vignobles et vignerons
August 2014

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montirius médaille The 2014 jury of consumers and professionals selected our Montirius Terre des Ainés AOP Gigondas Red, as vin 2014 presque parfait.  An almost perfect wine.

Jury “Un vin presque parfait”
June 2014

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The ‘Guide Hubert’  described our Montirius Confidentiel AOC Gigondas Red 2009 as the Leading Light of the Year!

Guide Hubert 2014

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Our Montirius Jardin Secret AOP Côtes du Rhône 2010 Red got a medal from the consumer’s jury of the Bettane & Desseauve Prix Plaisir  competition.

Concours Bettane & Desseauve Prix Plaisir 2014

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The Ventoux Magazine interviewes us about Biodynamy.

Ventoux Magazine
Spring 2014

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The Concours Général Agricole de Paris  awarded two of our wines :

  • Our Montirius Le Clos AOC Vacqueyras 2012 Red got a silver medal
  • Our Montirius La Muse Papilles AOC Côtes du Rhône 2013 Red got a gold medal

Concours Général Agricole
2014

The German magazine gives :

  • Two stars to our Montirius Le Clos AOC Vacqueyras 2009 Red.
  • Three stars to our Montirius Terre des Aînés AOC Gigondas 2009 Red.
  • Three stars to our Montirius Jardin Secret AOC Côtes du Rhône 2010 Red.

www.aus-lust-am-genuss.de
February 2014

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The 2nd International competition of Grenaches du Monde gave us:

  • A gold medal for our Montirius Confidentiel AOC Gigondas Red 2009
  • A silver medal for our Montirius Terre des Aînés AOC Gigondas Red 2007

2nd International competition of Grenaches du Monde 
3rd February 2014

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Le site allemand Wein-Plus.eu attribue deux excellentes notes à nos vins :

  • 91 points à notre Montirius Confidentiel AOC Gigondas 2011 Rouge
  • 90 points à notre Montirius Le Clos AOC Vacqueyras 2011 Rouge

Wein-Plus.eu
Décembre 2013

In its file consecrated to the white Côtes du Rhône wines, the magazine ‘In Vino Veritas’ appreciated  ‘ the flagrant aromas of honeyed flowers and almond trees, a sprinkling of grey pepper on  flint,  subtly grilled quince jelly’, of our Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOC white Vacqueyras 2008.

In Vino Veritas
December 2013-January 2014

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In its special edition no 25, ‘La Revue du Vin de France’, chose our Montirius Minéral AOC white Vacqueyras 2011 and gives it a 15/20 : ‘ raised and powerful in the mouth, it finds its balance with an intense mineral character’.

La Revue du Vin de France – Special Edition n°25
November 2013

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The December magazine ‘Decanter’ focused on the Gigondas wines. Our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ red AOC Gigondas 2010 and our ‘Terre des Aînés’ red AOC Gigondas 2010, get respectively 16 (86 points) and 14.25 (+80 points).

Decanter
December 2013

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For its 2013 selection, the web site www.1001degustations.com choose and commented on a tasting of 13 of our wines from 2007 to 2012.  Our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOC red Gigondas 2009, gets no less than 4 stars.

1001degustations.com

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The Rhône Valley wine guide consecrated a page to our Domain.  Amongst the wines selected, it appreciated our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOC Vacqueyras 2007, which it describes as ‘an exceptional wine’.

Guide des Vins de la Vallée du Rhône
Edition 2013/2014

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The ‘Guide des Meilleurs Vins’ 2014 give marks to our Montirius wines of between 15.5 and 20.

Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2014

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‘A table’, a supplement of ‘La Provence’ daily newspaper, appreciated the quality of the welcome at our Domain, and also the fact that we offer our visitors the possibility of participating at the birth of a new wine.

A table
September-october 2013

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The ‘Guide Hubert des Vins’ appreciated our Montirius AOC Gigondas!  Our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ AOC red Gigondas gets the title ‘Tenor of the Year’, as well as our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOC red Vacqueyras.  Similarly, our Montirius ‘Terre des Aînés’ AOC red Gigondas and Montirius’Garrigues’ AOC red Gigondas both got excellent marks.

Guide Hubert des Vins

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Our Montirius ‘Garrigues’ AOC Vacqueyras 2010 was elected ‘a favorite’ by the ‘Guide Hachette’ 2014! !

Guide Hachette 2014

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Canalbio, the supermarket specializing in biological products, qualified our Montirius ‘La Tour’ AOC Gigondas as ‘an achievement a red wine full of presence yet subtle’.

Canal-bio.net
18 september 2013

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An article from the blogger David Lawrason, who particularly appreciated our Montirius Garrigues AOC Vacqueyras Red 2010

www.winealign.com
22 june 2013

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The newspaper 100% Blind tested 8 of our wines and gave them marks from 86.5 to 90.5 points

100% Blind
13 june 2013

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Le Weinzeitung gives us a mark of

  • 17/20 for our Montirius Garrigues 2011 AOC Vacqueyras Red
  • 18/20 for our Montirius Le Clos 2010 AOC Vacqueyras Red

Weinzeitung
Summer 2013

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Melba Allen, “wine blogueuse”, écrit un long article sur notre Domaine, suite à sa visite à l’été 2013.

e-romantic-hotels.com
Juillet 2013

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The Norwegian magazine ‘Aftenposten’ gives a great score to our
Montirius 2011 AOC Côtes du Rhône Red and our Montirius ‘Le Clos’
2007 AOC Vacqueyras Red.

Aftenposten
24 mai 2013

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The annual wine guide of the magazine ‘Proefschrist’ included our
Montirius 2010 AOC Vacqueyras, which it qualified as ‘ a wine which
is complete and pure’.

Jaardigs Wijn
2013

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A Swedish blog particularly appreciated our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ 2010
AOC Vacqueyras, during a winetasting.

http://smakjakten.blogspot.fr/
June 2013

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The Italian blog ‘Gusto Campania, qualifies our Montirius ‘Jardin
Secret’ 2010 AOC Côtes du Rhône Red as ‘…..legendary’!

GustoCampania
June 2013

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On the occasion of a wine tasting at sea, of the wines of the Rhône
valley, ‘La Provence’ qualifies our Montirius ‘Jardin Secret’ 2010
AOC Côtes du Rhône Red, as ‘pure bliss’. What more can we say !

La Provence
Uune 2013

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The web site www.fidelesdebacchus.com classed our Montirius
‘Terre des Aînés’ 2007 AOC Gigondas Red amongst its ten ‘favorites’
of the week.

www.fidelesdebacchus.com
Semaine du 8 juin 2013

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In its special edition ‘Special Millésime 2012’, the magazine ‘La
Revue du Vin de France’ classed our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ AOC Vacqueyras
Red and Montirius ‘Minéral’ AOC Vacqueyras White ‘ exceptional
achievements’!

La Revue du Vin de France
May 2013

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An article in the blog http://vins.blog.laprovence.com consecrated
to an event organized by ‘La Maison du Gigondas’ on the 22nd
July, during which the chefs and winemakers of Gigondas (of which
Montirius is one), made known ‘their know how both on the plate
and in the glass’ Future date marked!

http://vins.blog.laprovence.com
3 avril 2013

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On the occasion of the Prowein salon, the ‘Weinwirtschaft’ published an article on the wines tasted in a given area  called ‘France 2013’.  They give three badges to our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2010.

Weinwirtschaft
March 2013

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The blog gangofpour.com appreciates our Montirius AOC Gigondas red 1999, already 13 years old and which it advises should be kept another 7 years to unveil its abundance.

http://blogs.gangofpour.com/red-wings-and-red-rhones-2013
18 march 2013

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The blog saveurpassion.over-blog.com appreciates our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras white ‘Minéral’, which it suggests as an accompaniment for a recipe of ‘salmon chazuke’.

Saveur Passion
11 march 2013

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The celebrated Norwegian daily newspaper ‘Verdens Gang’ (the largest circulation newspaper in Norway and known by the abbreviation VG), attributes a score of 82 points and one of 6 points (6 being the maximum) to our Montirius AOC red Côtes du Rhône 2011.

Verdens Gang
23 august 2012

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Jancis Robinson gives  marks for the 2011 vintage:

  • 16/20 to our Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Terre des Aînés’.
  • 16/20 to our Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Confidentiel’

Jancis Robinson
March 2013

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In the magazine ‘Terre de Vins’ March 2013, the bio cellar man Dominique Bry (Paris 9ème) cites Montirius as his favourite domain in the Rhône valley.

Terre de Vins
5 March 2013 – n°22

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Our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2010 got a gold medal at the ‘Concours Général de Paris 2013’..

www.concours-agricole.com
February 2013

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Our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2010 comes in the top 200 in a 100% blind tasting by the  ‘Tasted journal’ with a score of 92 points in a blind tasting!

Tasted Journal
February 2013

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K&L Wines, wine retailer in California, interviews us and presents 5 of our AOC wines: Gigondas, Côtes du Rhône and Vacqueyras.

  • Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Terre des Aînés’ 2010
  • Montirius AOC Côtes du Rhône red 2011
  • Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Garrigues’ 2010
  • Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2010
  • Montirius AOC Vacqueyras white ‘Minéral’ 2011

K&L Wines

February 2013

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‘La Provence à table’ N° 7, specifically mentions our bio-dynamic approach, and chooses the Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Terre des Aînés’ 2009 in its article ‘3 biodynamic wines and 3 cosmic prices’.

La Provence à table

February – Mach 2013

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In its article consecrated to the white wines of the Rhône valley, the magazine ‘La Revue du Vin de France  attributes scores of:

  • 15.5/20 to our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras white ‘Minéral’ 2004
  • 15/20 to our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras white ‘Minéral’ 2011

La Revue du Vin de France
N°569 – March 2013

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John Raynolds, in an article in Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, gives excellent marks to our wines.

  • Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Garrigues 2011: 90-92 points
  • Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2011: 92-94 points.
  • Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Garrigues’ 2010 : 92 points.
  • Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2010 : 92 points.

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
January 2013

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François Régis Gaudry of ‘l’Express’ says : ‘To uncork a bottle naturally filled by big hearted winegrowers – a Gigondas from Domaine Montirius (…) is a new way of communing in this world’!

lexpress.fr
30 January 2013

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‘Le Figaro.fr’ appreciates our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Garrigue’ 2010, to which it gives a score of 14/20.  Wine taster and journalist Bernard Burtschy says’ the wine presents a lovely open fruitiness and light tannins’

Lefigaro.fr
March 2013

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For the magazine ‘La Revue du Vin de France’ N° 568, Christine and Eric Saurel make the headlines in the ‘Rhone valley’ wines.

La Revue du Vin de France n°568
February 2013

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The web site ‘1001 degustations.com attributes:

  • Three stars and a ‘favourite’ to our Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Confidentiel 2009.
  • Three stars to our Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Terre des Aînés’ 2007.
  • A star to our Montirius AOC Gigondas red ‘Terre des Aînés’ 2006.
  • Three stars and a ‘favourite’ to our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2009.
  • Two stars to our Montirius AOC Vacqueyras red ‘Le Clos’ 2004.

1001degustations.com
December 2012

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The ‘LivetsGoda’ attributes a score of between 87 and 94 points out of 100 to our wines depending on the vintage!

LivetsGoda
2012

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Following their visit to our Domain on the 29th September, the journalists Joshua and Stephen Hall wrote this article in English regarding our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ red Vacqueyras 2009, which was published in the Korean magazine ‘Bar and Dining’.

Magazine Bar & Dining
November 2012

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2013-2014 edition of ‘Guide Carité’ attributes:

  • 5  Marks or‘favourites’ for our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ red Gigondas 2012
  • 4 Marks or ‘favourites’ for our Montirius ‘Garrigues’ red Vacqueyras 2012 and Montirius ‘Terres des Aînés’ red Vacqueyras 2007
  • 2 Marks or ‘favourites’ to our Montirius ‘Le Clos’ red Vacqueyras 2007.

Guide Carité des Bonnes Adresses du Vin Bio et Biodynamique
Edition 2013/2014

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The web-site 1001 degustations.com gives three stars (and two ‘favourites’) to the 2006, 2009 and 2011 vintages of our Montirius ‘Minéral’  white Vacqueyras.

1001degustations.com
Novembre 2012

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Our Montirius Vacqueyras ….. a ‘favourite’ in the 2013 diary of Philippe Lapeyrie.  He concludes ‘ In my opinion, few bottles under the price range of 20 to 25 dollars will be able to give you so much pleasure, flavours and satisfaction’.

Diary 2013
Philippe Lapeyrie

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The magazine ‘Vins & Gastronomie’ consecrates an article to the Gigondas certified wines in its autumn edition.  Our Montirius ‘Confidentiel’ red Gigondas is in there and well placed !

Vins & Gastronomie
Autumn 2012

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The ‘Guide des Vins un Vin Presque Parfait’ appreciated our Montirius ‘Garrigues’ red Vacqueyras and gives it one star.

Guide des Vins Un Vin Presque Parfait
Edition 2013

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The newspaper ‘Tasted’ gives 92 points to our Montirius Le Clos 2010 Vacqueyras red.

Tasted
2012 September 6th

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The specialist magazine DVPE gives 94 points to our Montirius Le Clos 2010 Vacqueyras red  which it qualifies as ‘extraordinary’.

Dina Viner Professional Edition
2012 August 8th

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The 2013 edition of the Bettane and Desseauve gives the following points:16/20 to our Montirius Confidentiel 2010 Gigondas red16/20 to our Montirius Terre des Aînés 2010 Gigondas red

  • 16/20 to our Montirius Le Clos 2010 Vacqueyras red
  • 16/20 to our Montirius Minéral 2010 Vacqueyras white
  • 15/20 to our Montirius Garrigues 2011 Vacqueyras red
  • 14/20 to our Montirius Jardin Secret 2010 Côtes du Rhône red

Bettane & Desseauve Guide ‘Vins de France’
Edition 2013

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The American blogger Jeb Dunnuck, came to Gigondas to taste the 2010 and 2011 vintages in July, published his notes in No 13 of his Rhône Report:

  • 2011 Montirius Terres des Aînés Gigondas red : 87-90 points
  • 2011 Montirius Confidentiel  Gigondas red : 89 – 92 points
  • 2010 Montirius Terres des Aînés Gigondas red : 92 points
  • 2010 Montirius Confidentiel Gigondas red : 93 points

Jeb Dunnuck’s Report
2012 October

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Our Montirius Le Clos 2009 Vacqueyras red  was chosen ‘wine of the week’ by Observer Magazine which describes it as ‘full of character and charm.

The Observer Magazine
2012 April

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Montirius is present in the new Netherlands wine guide of Rhône Valley Wines for the Belgian market.  The authors tasted more than 2000 Rhône valley wines and analyzed 800 domains.‘In terms of the quality of the wines and the way in which we were able to meet with and consult the wine growers, we established a special and personal  selection of the 220 best wine growers who made the best impression on us’. We are proud to be part of this selection on page 69 of the guide.  It will be available in the book stores at the end of the year 2012.

Rhone Valley Wines (BEST RHONEWIJNEN) 2013
2013

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The 16thNational Competition for Biological wines and wines in conversion to Biological Agriculture, gave to our Montirius Confidentiel  2010 Gigondas red wine, a gold medal, and our  Montirius Garrigues 2010 Vacqueyras red  a bronze medal.

>> Concours National des Vins issus de l’Agriculture Biologique
2012

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The web site ‘Maverick.ca’ particularly appreciated our Montirius 2011 Vacqueyras red:  ‘A little wonder… On the nose it emits delicate perfumes of black cherry, blackcurrant, thyme and lavender. In the mouth, it is frisky with a lovely complexity. Spicy and ample in black fruits.  Discernible minerals.  One cannot say it is a thirsty wine because it is meaty with delicate tannins and has an agreeable freshness making it very digestible.’

>> Maverick.ca
2012 July 20th

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The Norwegian newspaper ‘Aftenpolten’ gives five glasses and 82 points to our Montirius 2011 Côtes du Rhône red.

>> Aftenpolten n°2
2012

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The association of Norwegian Wine Clubs interviewed Christine and Eric Saurel for their article on Bio-Dynamic Culture.

>> Trade magazine Bulletin n°2
2012

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The Canadian blogger, David Nathan selected our Montirius  Terre des Aînés 2006 Gigondas red amongst his three favorites during a wine tasting of Rhône valley wines organized in Quebec in June.

>> http://somanythingstodo.com/
2012 June 19th

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The 2012 Jury of consumers and professionals selected our  Montirius Garrigues 2010  Vacqueyras  red and our Montirius  Terre des Ainés 2007  Gigondas red as ‘2012 wines that are almost perfect’.

Jury “Un vin presque parfait”
Juin 2012

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In an article consecrated to the Côte du Rhône wines, the ‘Wein Markt’ cites our Montirius Jardin Secret  2010 Côte du Rhône red as ‘ having  complex aromas of black fruits on the nose.  On the palate it has aromas of mint and a discreet vegetable aroma. This wine is ripe and ready to drink’.

Wein Markt
2012 June

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The ‘Livets Goda’ describes our Montirius Perle de Rosée 2011 Vacqueyras rosé  as ‘a magnificent rosé, one of the best this year’!

>> Livets Goda.se
2012 May 29th

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The newsletter of the German magazine ‘Falstaff’ appreciated our Montirius Jardin Secret  2007 Cotes du Rhone red , and made it known!

>> Falstaff
2012 May

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The professionals of AOC Cotes du Rhone  and Rhone valley wines appreciated the visits that we organize.

>> vins-rhone.com
2012 May

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The ‘Livets Goda’ describes our Montirius Perle de Rosée 2011 Vacqueyras  rosé as ‘a magnificent rosé, one of the best this year’!

>> LivetsGoda.se
2012 April 17th

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A Beautiful Montirius  article  in the Danish magazine, interested in Bio-Dynamic farming

>> Spis Bedre
2012 April

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An article in ‘La Vigne’ destined for those who ask ‘How to talk about ones wines to beginners’.  The answer is given in an interview with Christine Saurel who describes the workshops she holds in spring and summer, and gives advice.

La Vigne (n°241)
2012 April

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An article by David Santerre on our domain and our wines following his visit to our stand at the ‘Salon Return to Terroir’.

La Bande des Vins
2012 April 13th

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The blog Cotes du Rhone news appreciated our Montirius  Minéral  Vacqueyras White which enchanted an Easter lunch…

Côtes du Rhône News
2012 April 12th

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An interview with Christine Saurel  and a report on ‘Biodyvin’ on TV7 Bordeaux on the occasion of ‘Primeurs de Bordeaux’.

TV7 Bordeaux
2012 April 6th

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The wine expert Jean –Frederic Bernier recommends our  Montirius 2011 Vacqueyras red  in a weekly Canadian magazine article in ‘L’Avantage’.

L’Avantage
2012 April 4th

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In his blog dedicated to good wines, Fabien Lainé  showed his enthusiasm, having tasted nine of our wines!

Libervino
2012 March

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The wine expert Philippe Lapeyrie chose our Montirius  2011 Vacqueyras red,  wine of the week during his program ‘Tout le Monde en Parle’.  His comments were:  A deep red wine.  There is an explosion of red fruits on the nose.  In the mouth we discover a lovely tannic structure, with aromas from the planes and of underwood.

Tout le monde en parle
2012 March

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The magazine ‘Vin de France’ classes our Montirius Gigondas ‘Confidentiel’ amongst the 60 ‘Loveliest Grenaches in France’ and qualifies it as ‘a sumptuous laying down wine’.

La Revue du Vin de France 
February 2012 – n°558

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Nice article about the ‘soirée Gourmande’ organized at the domaine the 9th of december 2011. See the video included in the article : click here.

http://lostinwine.blogspot.com
2012 Februrary 27th

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The 29th of February 2012 during the Return to Terroir wine tasting,  the journalist Eve Dumas interviewes Nicolas Joly, one of the member creator of Return to Terroir group of which Montirius is member. A nice article for all ‘amateur of authentic wines’

www.lapresse.ca
2012 February 27th

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Exclusive interwiew from Fly FM  of Christine, Eric and Justine Saurel

Fly FM 
2012 Februrary 11th

Jacques Benoit, Quebec journalist, discribes our Montirius Garrigues Vacqueyras red ‘ monumental in 2009 and savoury in 2010’

www.lapresse.ca
2012 January 29th

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L’union des Maisons du rhône et L’AOC Gigondas, have brought out a reference guide of their village, their wines, the land, and their people.  They give our Domaine a whole page.  Extract:‘The acknowledgement of Montirius wines,  now well established, shows a deep rooted logic of daily commitment and hard work’.When one knows the authors of this book, specialists of wine and gastronomy, one is even more flattered by the compliment.  Amongst them: Ned Goodwin, Master of Wine, Alain Passard, Alain Senderens, John Livingston-Learmonth, British wine taster and critic, Louis Barruol, member of the Board of Administration for Gigondas classification, and Véronique Raisin, wine taster and journalist.

Gigondas, ses vins, sa terre, ses hommes.
January 2012 – les Editions du Bottin Gourmand

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Josh Raynolds, of Stephen Tanzer’s Wine cellar, gives 92 points to our Vacqueyras Garrigues 2009 and 2010.

www.wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer/newhome.html
2012

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Josh Raynolds, of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, gives 92 points to our Vacqueyras Le clos 2009 and 91-92 points to our 2010 wines.

www.wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer/newhome.html
2012

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The Wine Lovers Diary 365 (in Mandarin) honours our Gigondas an Côtes du Rhône, three times.

Wine Lover’s 365
Edition 2012

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About our Montirius 2010 Vacqueyras red, Phaneuf guide writes « lots of power and depth, dense tanins, and a splendid structure in mouth. It is rare that in the general wine listing general, wines have a so much superbe.

www.michelphaneufvin.com
2012 Februrary 23rd

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The newspaper ‘Weinwisser gives a mark of 16/20 to our Montirius Perle de Rosée  2010 Vacqueyras rosé  and 18/20 to our Montirius  Le Clos  2007 Vacqueyras red !

Weinwisser
2012 January

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Press articles before 2012 (extracts)

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  Our “Montirius Vin de Pays Rouge  Le Cadet 2010” received a gold medal.

Prix Plaisir 2011  
2011 March 3rd

Last february in Neustadt (Germany) for the meeting and wine tasting ‘France 2011’, our ‘Vacqueyras Montirius AOC Garrigues 2009, vin tranquille rouge’ has been chosen in 100 best wines’ category (86/100 points). The book house, Meininger Verlag has chosen our Vacqueyras among 400 other wines.

France 2011
2011 23 March

94 points rated for our ‘Montirius Vacqueyras Montirius Le Clos 2009’ in Dina Viner edition, one of the most prestigious Swedish wine review.

Dina Viner
21 Mars 2011

The magazine ‘Terre de Vins’ attribues mark from 14,5/20 to our ‘Montirius Vacqueyras Rouge Garrigues  2008’.

Le guide Patron
2011 3 March

‘Le guide Patron’ attributes very good marks to our Montirius wines :

  • 16,5/20 to our ‘Vacqueyras Blanc Montirius 2007’,
  • 16,5/20 to our ‘Côtes du Rhônes Rouge Montirius Jardin secret 2006’,
  • 15,5/20 to our ‘Côtes du Rhônes Montirius Rouge Sérine 2006’,
  • 15,5/20 to our ‘Vacqueyras Rouge Montirius 2008’,
  • 16/20 to our ‘Vacqueyras Rouge Montirius 2007’,
  • 16,5/20 to our ‘Vacqueyras Montirius Le Clos 2004’,
  • 16/20 to our ‘Gigondas Montirius 2005’
  • 16,5/20 to our ‘Gigondas Rouge Montirius Confidentiel 2005’.

Le guide Patron
2011 March

Decanter (british magazine), deals with « vintage 2009, southern Rhône » this month. According to John Livingstone-Learmonth, our ‘Vacqueyras, Le Clos, 2009’ is ‘gutsy, deep content, robust…’

Decanter Magazine
2011 March

‘The 2009 Domaine Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos is massive and color intensive. The smell in very young and literary sparkling of fruit aromas like cassis, blue berries and raspberries. Here is a creamy fruit that is very nice, complex and interesting with many layers of garrigue, nuts, figs  and a lot of sweet liquorish”. And this article goes on with very nice comments…’

>> http://vinare.blogspot.com/2011/03/2009-domaine-montirius-vacqueyras-le.html
Février 2011
‘In the glass, a calibrated vintage 2007 Vacqueyras from Domain Montirius but now vTintage 2009. Grapes are Grenache and Syrah in same shares. Exactly as last time, when we opened the bottle the cork was wet but as last time the wine have survived. The initial bad smell disappears very quickly and we notice dark berries, nutmeg, liquorices, nettles and chalky minerals, we notice a sweetfruty mouth with a lovely length where the generous alcohol of 15% doesn’t destroy the wine. The tannins are smooth with a note of seeds. It is a very nice wine that we can enjoy young but it will get better after a couple of years.’

>> http://rhonarna.blogspot.com/2011/03/2009-montirius-vacqueyras-le-clos.html  
February 2011
About our Vacqueyras Montirius Red Le Clos 2006 :’A fabulous wine. Congratulations.’

>> http://wines-for-the-rest-of-us.blogspot.com/
February 2011

In its last magazine, « Le Vieux-Montréal » wrote an article about our domain and wines. Pascal Fernand recalls that in Quebec, we started to sell the « Vacqueyras, Les Garrigues »…

Le Vieux Montréal
2011 January/February

Tanzer Referring to the journalist Josh Raynolds’ tasting, on november 18th, 2010 in Gigondas, you can see below, the marks that we got :
Montirius Gigondas Rouge Confidentiel 2009 : 91-93 /100
Montirius Gigondas Rouge Terre des Aînés 2009 : 90-92 /100
Montirius Gigondas Rouge Terre des Aînés 2008 : 90 /100More info : www.wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer/newhome.html (tasting observations).

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2011 11 January

The « La Provence » newspaper keeps up with Christine and Eric Saurel as the seasons go by. third step : trimming time.

La Provence
2010 December 9th

This wine guide identifies our estate and our wines : Côtes du Rhônes Rouge, Jardin secret, 2007″, “Vacqueyras Blanc, Minéral 2006”, “Vacqueyras Rouge, Le Clos, 2006”, “Gigondas Rouge, Confidentiel, 2006”.

Le Guide carité des bonnes adresses du Vin Bio – Les bonnes choses
2010 Décember

Wine guide of french oenologists official selection introduces our “Vacqueyras Montirius Minéral 2007”, which is « an barefaced  creative wine » according to its.

Published in Financial Times and Jancis Robinson’s website
2010 November

Jancis Robinson, wine correspondent, awarded marks to our « Gigondas Montirius Confidentiel 2009 », to our « Gigondas Montirius Terre des Aînés 2009 », to our « Vacqueyras Montirius Garrigues 2009 » and to our « Vacqueyras Montirius Le Clos 2009 » after having gone to Gigondas, last october…

Published in Financial Times and Jancis Robinson’s website
2010 November

Gault & Millau

The 2011 Guide of «Les meilleurs Vin de France» attributes marks froms 14 to 16,5/20 to our wines.

Les meilleurs vins de France
2010 November

Jacques Berthomeau, Jim Budd, Hervé Lalau, Michel Smith and Marc Vanhellemont, french journalists wrote an article in their blog « Les 5 du Vin » about their experience in Paris for a « Biodyvin » tasting.

Les 5 du Vin
2010November 11th

The website “erobertparker.com ” gives 91-93 points / 100 to our 2009 Vacqueyras Rouge Montirius “Le Clos” , 87-90 / 100 to our 2009 Vacqueyras Montirius “Garrigues” and 87-89 / 100 to our 2009 Montirius Gigondas “Confidentiel”.

Robert Parker
2010 November

The magazine “In Vino Veritas” finds our 2006 Vacqueyras Montirius Blanc “Minéral” a very good wine combined with some Appenzeller, the famous swiss cheese.

In Vino Veritas
2010 October/November n°144

The website “1001degustation.com ” apreciates our Vacqueyras Montirius “Minéral” 2004.

1001degustation.com –
http://www.1001degustations.com/vin-3506-Montirius.html
2010 November
Wine Enthusiast gives great marks to our wines (89 / 100).

Wine Enthusiast 
2010 November 17th

The « La Provence » newspaper keeps up with Christine and Eric Saurel as the seasons go by. second step : after grape harvest.

La Provence
2010 October 11th

Meilleurs vins de France The 2011 Guide of « La Revue du Vin de France » attributes marks froms 14 to 16,5/20 to our wines.

Les meilleurs vins de France 2011 – La revue du vin de France 
2010 October

The 2011 Guide of «Bettane & Desseauve » attributes marks froms 14,5 to 15,5/20 to our wines.

Le grand guide des vins de France 2011 – Bettane & Desseauve 
2010 October

“Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2011” has just published an new article about our “Montirius Terres des Aînés 2007” and our “Montirius le Clos 2007”.

Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2011 
2010 October

93 points rated for our Montirius Gigondas Terre des Ainés 2007 in Dina Viner edition, one of the most prestigious Swedish wine review.

Dina Viner
2010 October

Wine Spectator The Wine Spectator magazine gives 90 points to 2007 Gigondas “Terre des Aînés” and 91 points to 2007 Vacqueyras Le Clos.

Wine Spectator
2010 September

The newspaper « La Provence » will keep up with Christine and Eric Saurel as the seasons go by. First step : organization of grape harvest.

La Provence 
2010 September

The magazine “Vie pratique Gourmand” chooses the “Vacqueyras Montirius Garrigues 2008” in its section : “sélection bio”.

Vie pratique Gourmand 
2010 September

Hamar Arbeiderblad – 28.000 copies – gives 6 points to “2008 Montirius Côtes du Rhône” :
“Character of red berries, light spices and a good mineral hint. Great balance. From the CustomerOrderRange, but the Monopoly at Hamar has it in their shop. Biodynamic grown grapes.”

Hamar Arbeiderblad 
2010 August 27

Jónás Csaba tells his one-day visit to our Montirius domain in his blog.”A great wine tasting, human and poetic experience”.

A Muvelt Alkoholista – http://alkoholista.blog.hu/2010/08/24/igy_utazunk_mi_xi_resz 
2010 August 24

Léon Mazzella di Bosco, a journalist and publisher wrote a great article about our Vacqueyras AOC, on his french blog : Kally Vasco, which is specialized on literature and food.

Kally Vasco – http://leonmazzella.hautetfort.com/vins/
2010 August 20

Our red Gigondas « Montirius Terre des Aînés 2006 », red Vacqueyras « Montirius Le Clos 2007, red Vacqueyras « Montirius Garrigues 2008 » and white Vacqueyras « Minéral 2007 » have been selected as ‘coups de coeur’ by « Le Guide des Vins de la Vallée du Rhône 2010-2011 ».

Le Guide des Vins de la Vallée du Rhône 
2010 August

Our Gigondas Montirius « Confidentiel » has been enhanced at the party “les Epicuriales” in which the chef, Thierry Marx (who runs a two-star restaurant in Cordeillan Bages – France), cooked for the dinner.

Les étoiles d’Epicures
2010 August

The newspaper « Le Vieux Montréal » interviewed Justine Saurel (who did a 3-month training course in Quebec) about our estate and our wines.

Le Vieux Montréal 
2010 July – August

Hamar Arbeiderblad – 28.000 copies – has written about Powerful redwine for the barbeque : Montirius Côtes du Rhône
“From 1996 Eric and Christine Saurel have been biodynamic producers. The wine is characterized by red berries, light spices and a nice hint of minerals. Great balance. The price has been reduced from 160 to 125 and this should therefore makes to a very good buy.”

Hamar Arbeiderblad 
2010 27 August

The trade magazine “l’Hôtellerie Restauration” looks back on the dinner show, “Fables” (see previous news), in which our “Vacqueyras Rouge Montirius Le Clos 2007’ was chosen to accompany the turkey supreme with seven chutneys, based on the fable : “Le renard et les poulets d’Inde”.

www.lhotellerie-restauration.fr (/journal/restauration)
2010 July 26

Our “Vacqueyras Rouge Montirius Le Clos 2007” was choosen for Dinner Show Fables on the 9th, 10th and 11th 2010 July in the “Cour d’Honneur de la Maison des Vins” ( Avignon Festival 2010).

www.fables-and-tables.net 
2010 July

Our Montirius Le Clos 2009 is chosen among the Grate “2009 Millésimes”.

Revue du Vin de France n°542 
2010 June

The Norvegian Norsk Ukeblad newspaper apreciates our Côtes du Rhône Montirius 2008 : “A tasteful redwine from Rhône valley in south of France. Rich and a bit developed taste, moderate tannins, but with good acidity which deals with the lamb fat very well.”

Norsk Ukeblad 
2010 May

The Swedish Livets Goda Magazine likes very much our Vacqueyras Garrigues 2008, Vacqueyras Le Clos 2007 and Gigondas Terre des Aînés 2007.

Livets Goda 
Number 46

The Faedrelandsvennen newspaper (Norway) appreciates our history and our wines.

Faedrelandsvennen
2010 March

The Decanter Buying Guide likes our Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos 2007.

Decanter Buying Guide 2007 
2010 January

The website “Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar ” gives 88-90/100 to our 2008 Montirius Gigondas Confidentiel, 93/100 to our 2007 Montirius Gigondas Terres des Aînés and 93/100 to our 2007 Montirius Gigondas Confidentiel 2007.

Stephen Tanzer’s international Wine Cellar 
January – February 2010

The Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide attributes 93 points to 2006 Montirius Vacqueyras LeClos.

Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide 
Decembre 2009

Joe Czerwinski has tasted different wines from the Rhone Valley from 1997 to 2007 and declares in its article than the 2002 Vacqueyras Montirius Le Clos is the better wine of that year.

The Southern Rhône’s Golden Decade 
December 15 2009

The Wine Spectator magazine gives 91 points to 2006 Vacqueyras LeClos and 2006 Gigondas Confidentiel.Wine Spectator 
November 2009
Montirius
The « Världens Viner » Magazine dedicates a 3 pages reportage on our domain and gives the golden medal to our 2006 Vacqueyras Montirius Le Clos.

Världens Viner
November 2009

Montirius
The « Vins&Vignobles » Magazine dedicates its « Entre2Verres » illustrated report to the Montirius Domain and the beneficits of biodynamie. It especially appreciates the 2007 Vacqueyras Montirius , the 2004 Vacqueyras Le Clos Montirius, and the 2004 Gigondas Montirius.

Vins&Vignobles
November 2009

Montirius
The « Världens Viner » Magazine gives the golden medal and the first place to our 2006 Vacqueyras Montirius Le Clos.

Världens Viner
November 2009

The 2010 Guide of « La Revue du Vin de France » attributes marks froms 14 to 16/20 to our wines.

Revue du Vin de France 
2010

The « Cuisine et Vins de France» greatly appreciates our 2007 Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues.

Cuisine et Vins de de France (Hors Série) 
September – october 2009

The Prima Magazine of October is attracted by the openness, the fruitness and the deepness of our Montirius wines.

Prima
October 2009

The « Amero Rosso» Italian Magazine attributes 91 points to our 2005 Montirius Vacqueyras White wine and 92 points to our 2006 Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos Red wine.

Ambero Rosso 
September 2009

The «Rogalands Avis» norwegian magazine dedicates an article titled “Excellent Bio Wine” to our wines and gives the following marks to them :
2005 Montirius Gigondas Confidentiel : 92 points
2006 Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos : 89 points
2008 Montirius Côte du Rhône : 85 points
2007 Montirius Le Cadet de Montirius : 84 points

Rogalands Avis 
2009 September, the 18th

The « Amateur de Bordeaux » Magazine praises our 2007 Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues.

L’amateur de Bordeaux 
2009 Septembre 10 to 20

The Wine Enthusiast gives excellent marks to our wines (from 90 to 93 / 100).

Wine Enthusiast 
2009 October 10th

The Guardian appreciates our 2006 Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues.

Guardian WE 
2009

About our 2007 Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues : “an open and well-rounded wine, with a condensed and ripe fruit “.

Télé 2 semaines 
2009 September 12th

Mathey Jukes greatly appreciates our 2006 Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues.

Moneyweek
2009

Our 2007 Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues wins the price of the best Red Wine of the Year !

www.proefschrift.nl
2009

« Le Guide des Vins de la Vallée du Rhône 2009-2010 » dedicates a whole page to the Saurel family and their bio-dynamic vineyards. The author especially highlights the 2006 Le Clos , 2007 Garrigues , 2005 Terre des Aînés red wines and the 2007 white wine.

Le Guide des Vins de la Vallée du Rhône 
2010

« Le Nouveau Guide des Vins Bio 2010-2011 » highly praises the 2005 Gigondas Terre des Aînés.

Le Guide des Vins Bio 2010-2011 
2010

“Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2010” praises the bio-dynamic Montirius vineyards and gives good marks (from 14/20 to 15/20) to its Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Côte du Rhône wines.

Le Guide des Vins 2010 Bettane & Desseauve 
2010

“Le Guide des Vins Gault Millau 2010” presents the history of Montirius Domain and gives excellent marks to Le Cadet, Montirius Garrigues and Le Clos (marks from 15,5/20 to 18/20).

Le Guide des Vins 2010 Gault et Millau 
2010

Pour le Magazine Métro, “les vins Montirius des appellations Côtes du Rhône, Gigondas et Vacqueyras font mouche à tous les coups”

Métro
2009 September 10

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Montirius 2006 and 2007 wines get excellent marks in eRobertParker.com, “The Independant Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”.

Robert Parker (n°181 p. 39)
February 2009

“The 2009 Southern Rhone Decanter’s Guide” delighted by our wines !

Southern Rhone Decanter’s Guide
May 2009

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The French magazine “Terre de Vins” describes our way to produce our wines.

Terre de Vins 
July 2009

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The Swedish newspaper “Dina Viner” greatly appreciates Montirius wines.

Dina Viner
2009

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The French blog “Rubrique à Grappe” (http://rubriqueagrappe.wordpress.com) describes our 2004 Vacqueyras Montirius Le Clos as a velvet cloth that soflty wraps our mouths. The author of the article praises the actual beverage but suggests to keep some bottles in a fine cellar in order to soften them a bit more.

La Rubrique à Grappe 
2009

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The Swedish newspaper “Livets Goda” hightlights the quality of Montirius wines.

Livets Goda 
2009

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The French magazine “La Revue du Vin de France” attracted by the lively taste of the Clos Montirius wine.

La Revue du Vin de France 
Début 2009

Montirius DVPE organic red wine
An article of the “Dina Viner Professional Edition”, the Leading Swedish Wine Newsletter, about our 2005 Montirius Gigondas Confidentiel.

DVPE 2009-09 
2009

cote du rhone biologique
Here are the marks that have been given to our wines by the 2009 French Guide “Le Grand Guide des Vins de France” :

16,5/20
 for our 2005 Gigondas Confidentiel
17/20 for our 2005 Gigondas Terre des Aînés
15,5/20 for our 2006 Vacqueyras Garrigue
16/20 for our 2005 Vacqueyras Garrigue
15/20 for our 2006 Vacqueyras Le Clos
15,5/20 for our 2005 Vacqueyras Le Clos

Grand Guide des vins de France M. Bettane et M. Desseauve
2009

vacqueyras gigondas french wine
Here are the marks that have been given to our wines by the 2009 French “Gault & Millau” Guide :

16,5/20
 for our Cote du Rhone 2007
17/20 for our Gigondas Confidentiel 2005
16/20 for our Gigondas Terre des Aînés 2005
16/20 for our Vacqueyras Garrigue 2005
16,5/20 for our Vacqueyras Le Clos 2005
17/20 for our Vin de Pays de Vaucluse 2007

Gault & Millau 
2009

Tanzer
Montirius wines get excellent grades (between 90 and 93 points) in Stephen Tanzer’s !

Stephen Tanzer 
2009

vin de pays de vaucluse
About our 2004 Clos Montirius 2004 : “Classic nose, explosive taste and very long finish” .

Hidden Strength 
January – February 2009

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About our 2004 Gigondas Confidentiel 2004 : “Les heureux élus qui pourront déguster cette cuvée, effectivement confidentielle, pourront savourer un vin puissant et un peu sauvage.”

Guide Hachette des vins 
Edition 2009

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“Le Clos est riche et plein avec un fruit plus abouti qui lui donne un air presque sucré”.La revue du vin de France 
2009 January
Montirius Wine Spectator
Nos vins depuis 10 ans notés par le Wine Spectator.

>> www.winespectator.com
Janvier 2009

vinalies montirius
Notre Terre des Aînés 2005 Vinalies d’Argent à la sélection 2009 des Vinalies Internationales.

Vinalies Internationales – Hachette Pratique  
Sélection 2009

cote du rhone biologique
About our vin de pays du Vaucluse (Vinalies’Award) : “un vin de très belle facture qui peut se permettre de côtoyer les meilleures appellations régionales”.

Guide des Vins 
2009

 

cote du rhone biodynamie
Gigondas Rouge Terre des Aînés 2005 : garde assurée pour de somptueux plaisirs futurs et renouvelés.’

J.M.Carité – Mes bonnes adresses du vin bio 
2009 2010

 

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