GSM Tasting
September 12, 2019


Grenache History Wiki

Grenache on WS

Rhone Wine Map

Laurence Feraud Gigondas

Gigondas on WS

Couroulu Vacqueyras

Rogue Valley Info and Map

John Duval Profile

John Duval Plexus Sheet

Youtube Gigondas


Pink Pegau info:
35-60 year old vines in Sorgues, hand harvest, direct press asap after harvest (no maceration). Cool ferment in steel tank for 1 month. Stored in tank for 2 months in vacuum and under nitrogen to retain freshness.

Esperance Info:
100% Estate Grown, Curtis Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley. Uplifted Mesa. Sandy, gravelly soils.
“Here we grow a Spanish clone of Grenache that we marry with a Spanish clone of Mourvèdre, and a dash of Syrah. The wines are all fermented separately in small, open top tanks. For the Grenache we employ an average of 30% whole clusters in the fermenters, while the Mourvèdre and the Syrah are both destemmed. The Syrah is picked first, with the Grenache a week or two later, and finally the Mourvèdre grapes are some of the last we harvest each vintage.

Misc Stuff info:
Grenache- This is from the El Diablo vineyard in Russian River. It is fermented in concrete and stored in concrete.

Syrah- This fruit is from Rockpile. It is fermented in stainless steel then 80% new oak, 20% two year old oak. The oak is a 600L barrel

Mourvedre- Fruit is from Passo. 100% whole cluster fermented is ½ ton bins.

All French Oak 600L Barrels. Punch down 5X a day.


Yves Cuilleron Tasting
August 22, 2019

Yves Cuilleron Info on Madrose

Rhone Info from Court of Master Sommeliers

Importer notes on 16 Reds and 17 Whites

Northern Rhone Map

Winkler Index

Google Earth

My Viognier Vigne d’a Cote 2018 wine minute

Vineyard soil and rock types on Wiki

Yves Cuilleron interview

Vinous ([email protected], g********6)

Winesearcher Where to Buy