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A New Vintage of La Grange de Piaugier


Bottles of La Grange de Piaugier appear frequently in our house.  With the 2011 vintage now available we tried a bottle alongside the previous vintage.  I first wrote about the 2010 vintage in my Two More 2010 Cotes du Rhone post published in May 2012.  Mostly recently the ripe fruit has subsided with the structure more obvious.  It appears to be going through a closed phase.  The 2011, on the other hand, is all about the fruit with almost lush berry flavors.  Tasted side by side you can tell these are sister wines and in a sense, very similar.  I prefer a bit more grip in a young Cotes du Rhone so despite being somewhat closed, I nod my head to the 2010.  If you enjoy the wines of Piaugier like us then drink the 2011 over the next year while the 2010 rests in your cellar.  These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2011 Domaine de Piaugier, La Grange de Piaugier, Cotes du Rhone – $12
Imported by DST Trading.  This wine is a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, and Syrah sourced from 15-45-year-old vines. The varietals are co-fermented with indigenous yeasts  in concrete vats before aging for 8 months in concrete vats.  Alcohol 14%.  The color was a light to medium ruby garnet.  The light to medium nose seemed reductive with pungent Grenache aromas.  The berry flavors remain strong in this young flavored wine.  It was a touch lush with plenty of juicy fruit, some texture, and grapey ripe tannins.  It eventually developed a tobacco-like note.  The structure is less evident and is not revealed until the end.  ** Now-2017.

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2010 Domaine de Piaugier, La Grange de Piaugier, Cotes du Rhone – $12
Imported by DST Trading.  This wine is a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, and Syrah sourced from 15-45-year-old vines.  The varietals are co-fermented with indigenous yeasts  in concrete vats before aging for 8 months in concrete vats.  Alcohol 14%.  The color is a medium ruby purple.  The flavors start with red and black fruit.  Grapey tannins build from the start, covering the gums and lips, letting the structure show.  With air the wine becomes integrated as black fruit, tannins, and good acidity show balance.  **(*) 2014-2018.

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