Posted by: wineatlunch | October 1, 2009

Mediterannen Wine Festival

Thanks every one for coming !!!

The 1st Mediterranean Wine Tasting Festival is a great success, more than 110 people joined us to discover or re-discover the marvelous Mediterranean region.

Below, you will find the list of every wines you tasted during more than 2 hours… tell us which one was your favorite(s)!


Western Mediterranean Varietals Flavors & Aromas
2007 Les Vignerons du Castelas (White), AOC Cote du Rhone Grenache blanc, Roussane, Clairette blanc Citrus, herbs, honey, pear
2007 Les Vignerons du Castelas (Rose), AOC Cote du Rhone Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault Strawberry, raspberry
2007 Les Vignerons du Castelas (Red) AOC Cote du Rhone Grenache, Syrah Strawberry, Ripe red fruits,
2007 Cadet de Montirius (Red) AOC Cotes du Rhone 73% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 7% Mouvedre Light red fruits, earthy
2006 Cadet de Montirius (Red) VP  Vaucluse 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Merlot Ripe fruit, earth, chocolate
2005 Mas de Cadenet (Red) AOC Provence 45% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Black fruit, spice, game
2007 Planeta La Segreta (White) IGT Sicily 50% Grecanico, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Viognier, 10% Fiano White flowers, peach, citrus
2008 Argiolas Costamolino (White) DOC Sardegna 100% Vermentino Green apple, minerals,
2007 Planeta La Segreta (Red) IGT Sicily 50% Nero D’Avola, 25% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc Cherry, strawberry
2006 Pichierri Terrarossa (Red), DOC Primitivo di Manduria 100% Primitivo Dark ripe berries, barnyard, earthy
2007 Vina Sarda (White), DO Penedes Xarel-lo, Chardonnay Lemon, citrus, herb
2007 El Burro (Red), DO Carinena 100% Garnacha Dark berries, spice
2007 Vivir, Vivir (Red), DO Ribera del Duero 100% Tempranillo Black cherry, spice, mineral, blackberry
2007 Sola Fred (Red) DO Montsant 90% Carignane, 10% Garnacha Violet, cherry, earth
2007 Zniber Vineyards Les Trois Domaines Gris (Rose), AOC Guerrouane Cinsault Light red fruits, floral
2007 Zniber Vineyards Les Trois Domaines Rouge (Red), AOC Guerrouane Cinsault, Grenache, Carignane Cherry, prune
Eastern Mediterranean Varietals Flavors and Aroma
2007 Yarden Mount Hermon (White) Golan Heights Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Tropical fruits, melon, citrus, light herbs
2007 Barkan (Red) Latroun 100% Petit Syrah Plum, nlackberry, cigar box
2007 Yogev (Red) Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Berry, cassis, oak
2005 St. Thomas (White) Bekaa Valley 100% Chardonnay Lemon, wild flowers
2005 Chateau Ksara Le Prieure (Red) Bekaa Valley 30% Carignan, 30% Cinsault, 20% Mourvedre, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Prunes, Peppercorn, liquorice
2006 Massaya (Red) Bekaa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah Peppercorn, blackberries, riped cherries
2008 Mantinia Tselepos (White) Peloponnese 100% Moschofilero Citrus, lime, minerals, mint, white flowers
2008 Yannis Assyrtiko (White) Santorini 100% Assyrtiko Lemon, citrus, tuff
2005 Domaine Foundi Naouoaia (Red) Naoussa 100% Xinomavro Leather, honey
2004 Zinomavpo (Red) Naoussa 100% Xinomavro black fruits, berries, leather
2004 Rhodos (Red) Rhodes 100% Amoryano Mineral, soft red fruits
2008 Kavaklidere Angora White (White) Denizli 100% Sultana Tropical Fruits, peach, apricot, white flowers
2006 Kavaklidere Kirmizi (Red) Anatolia 100% Kirmizi Spice, Dried red fruits
2006 Pendore (Red) 100% Syrah Blackberry, violet, spice

Maybe you are interested by what WE think about those wines !

Lets see our selection!

Hailey choose two wines, one white and one red:

-2008 Mantinia Tselepos from Greece

-2006 Pichierri Terrarossa from Italy

Maxime likes one rose and one Red wine:

-Trois Domaines Gris from Morocco

-2007 Yogev from Israel

Laurent is still tasting to identify his favourite! Coming soon…



  1. Interesting line-up, I wish I had been there! I don’t think I’ve tried any of those producers, with the exception maybe of the Yiannis if it was Kir-Yiannis. Also, I can understand Hailey’s choice for her favorite white…since coming to Greece I have yet to meet a moschofilero I haven’t liked!

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