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Un Vent de Folie Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2007

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought six bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/35673 for £25.Cotes du Roussillon Villages is a sub-appellation within the larger Cotes du Roussillon for 25 villages along the River Agly just inland from the town of Perpignan in the South of France.Un Vent de Folie is a blend of mainly grenache,with some syrah and carrignan but .I have been unable to discover in what proportions.The AOC rules require a minimum of three grape varieties.The grapes are from some very low-yeilding 80 to 100 year old vines grown on the slopes above the village of Maury by Jean-Charles Duran.He is assisted in the wine-making by Mark Hoddy a British winemaker who has worked all over the world and is now head winemaker for Laithwaites Wine at Le Chai Au Quai in Bordeaux.The wine spends time in oak barrels.I started my first bottle last night with a meal of chicken in mushroom sauce with mashed potato and I did enjoy it.It is an unusual wine.It is 16% ABV possibly because this is the sunniest part of France so there is no problem getting grapes to ripen. It is a particularly fruity wine but it is an intense cherry,raisin or liquorice type fruit.The name 'Un Vent de Folie' roughly translates as 'flight of fancy' or 'crazy wind'which is appropriate as this is a windy area

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Winery: Le Chai au Quai
Color: Red
Blend: Grenache, Syrah
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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought six bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/35673 for £25.Cotes du Roussillon Villages is a sub-appellation within the larger Cotes du Roussillon for 25 villages along the River Agly just inland from the town of Perpignan in the South of France.Un Vent de Folie is a blend of mainly grenache,with some syrah and carrignan but .I have been unable to discover in what proportions.The AOC rules require a minimum of three grape varieties.The grapes are from some very low-yeilding 80 to 100 year old vines grown on the slopes above the village of Maury by Jean-Charles Duran.He is assisted in the wine-making by Mark Hoddy a British winemaker who has worked all over the world and is now head winemaker for Laithwaites Wine at Le Chai Au Quai in Bordeaux.The wine spends time in oak barrels.I started my first bottle last night with a meal of chicken in mushroom sauce with mashed potato and I did enjoy it.It is an unusual wine.It is 16% ABV possibly because this is the sunniest part of France so there is no problem getting grapes to ripen. It is a particularly fruity wine but it is an intense cherry,raisin or liquorice type fruit.The name 'Un Vent de Folie' roughly translates as 'flight of fancy' or 'crazy wind'which is appropriate as this is a windy area




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