Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Grenache GOLD!

Last Friday was the long-awaited and highly anticipated first official World Grenache Tasting held in Perpignan, France.  The tasting panel consisted of the most experienced and respected tasters from around the world, and as you can imagine, competition is of an extremely high standard. 

There were Grenache wines competing from all areas of the globe, including France’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Priorat of Spain and McLaren Vale in Australia.

The black slate soil of the tiny village Maury in the Roussillon is often overlooked, but it’s a region where I have lived and worked for the past 13 years. I think it’s one the world’s greatest Grenache terroirs, and my belief in this area was finally recognised as my Un Vent de Folie 2010 was one of the few wines awarded a GOLD medal! Coming soon to the Laithwaite’s website.

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