Julie Dupouy, Best Sommelier in Ireland 2009-2012
Delighted with the piece on Julie Dupouy’s Down 2 Wine
Full piece here: http://down2wineblog.com/?p=74
Julie Dupouy, Best Sommelier in Ireland – you can read more about Julie here in this interview by Inter-Rhône:
Martin Moran in the Sunday Times of 25 May 2014.
Of the Deux Cols ‘Cuvée d’Alizé’ 2012 he says “a fresh wine with pristine fruit falvours and silky tannins”
Erik Robson from Ely Wine Bars is interviewed in Cara Magazine (Apr/May 2014 issue) about his favourite wine bars. On his ‘What to ask for’ list for ely wine bar is Les Deux Cols, Côtes du Rhône
Read the full page here: CheckIn_CARA_FEBMAR14-wine-bars-ely
John Wilson recommends Les Deux Cols “Cuvée d’Alizé” 2012 for Christmas Dinner in the magazine supplement that came with the Irish Times of Friday 15th November.
“An exceptional wine for the price” he writes, “with wonderful fresh but rounded dark berry fruits, herbs and black olives. It has the substance to stand up to the full range of flavours but won’t dominate proceedings.”
Leslie Williams chooses Les Deux Cols, Cuvée d’Alizé Côtes du Rhône 2012 as one of the Best Value Under €20 bottles in The Examiner this week.
You can read the full piece here http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/wine/wine-fer-servadou-pure-245886.html
Delighted with the review by Ernie Whalley and Martin Moran in the Sunday Times, Ireland, September 2013.
The 2012 harvest in the Southern Rhône looks like it’s going to be a cracker – a small crop with clean, fully ripe grapes that have good levels of acidity and sugar levels that for once are relatively low. My own experience so far has been mixed and can be summed up as follows:
- Beautiful, warm weather with a constant northerly breeze. Perfect harvesting conditions.
- Wonderfully welcoming people at the cellar where my tanks are housed.
- A hugely knowledgeable friend in Denis Deschamps to nudge me in the right direction and question my decisions.
- Buying and filling my own fermenting tanks.
- Harvesters’ “pause café” at 10.30am (see photo) – the word ‘café’ is somewhat misleading.
- Tasting the first juice and then the first partially fermented wine (must be worth at least €100 a bottle it’s so good!).
- A lovely gîte in Collias where I’m staying, a little village on the banks of the Gardon, just upstream from the extraordinary Pont du Gard.
- Having to wait a few days before getting really stuck in due to rain during the last week of August.
- Having to de-stem 200kg of Syrah grapes by hand because the winery can’t work with such a small volume. Talk about repetitive strain injury.
- The cockerel in the neighbour’s house who seemingly hasn’t got a clue whether it’s day or night and starts anywhere between 5.00-6.00am. Wouldn’t a battery powered alarm clock be nicer for everyone?
- The other neighbour’s dog who thinks it’s great fun to join in with the cockerel.
- Pieds et paquets – look it up.