My Vino Notes

My Vino Notes ~ A collection of information on wine Chateau Unang Ventoux Rouge: oui! Posted by Viviana Côtes du Ventoux is an area of Rhone, Southern France that produces reds and rose made from Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre and Cinsault. White wines are also produced with Clairette Blanc, Bourbolenc, Grenache Blanc and Rousanne. Chateau Unang stretches to the South of Mount … [Read more...]

Sussex Style October 2013

La Source, goes exceedingly well with game dishes - and is made of syrah, grenache and carginan (with not so much merlot!) … [Read more...]

Football, Cycling and Wine

Ventoux wines are becoming more serious, and recently visited this place within the appellation, run by a delightfully eccentric english couple. James, the winemaker, is a serious cyclist, who welcomes fellow enthusiasts. Wines are fresh and charming, so is the chateau, and all cyclists warmly welcomed! David Taken from a comment in WineBookGirl blog by David … [Read more...]

Crillon le Brave opens a new Bistrot 40K

Reboul Wine Cellar Our good friend and former owner of this house, Robert Reboul, was 100% provençal by birth and by temperament. He had his own olive trees and picked and cured them himself. He had his own vineyards and made wine for his own use and that of his friends. And he made a variety of other native concoctions as well … and it all took place in this marvellous cellar.  His spirit still … [Read more...]

The Washingmachine Post

.....but it was on the recent soft launch of next year's Rapha Travel plans, and a subsequent 'nuther conversation with Brad Sauber that the subtleties of their strategy began to make sense. Though the european excursions will still centre around Provence's Le Grand Blanc, taking in the Ventoux as part and parcel of the days' itineraries, the experience has been marginally enhanced. During the … [Read more...]

Provence Food and Wine by Mary Dowey

WINE ESTATE Château Unang VENTOUX 84570 Malemort-du-Comtat 0033 (0) 4 90 69 91 37 The scale of the place seems daunting. An immense château, owned by the bishopric of Venasque for 800 years, looms over vineyards in one vast plot stretching out in all directions. And the scale of the project to renovate house and land seems equally daunting – because when James and … [Read more...]

Wine Curmudgeon

Fourth of July wine 2013 Availability may be problematic, but Chateau Unang Ventoux 2009 ($15, sample, 13%) is well worth looking for. It’s a dark, peppery, earthy red Rhone blend that combines the best of traditional French style with modern winemaking. One of the best wines, at any price, I have tasted this year. (Vintage '59 will let you know your nearest stockist of the latest … [Read more...]

Washington Post

WASHINGTON POST 5 wines to try Published: May 14, 2013 Recommendations ★Very Good ★★Excellent ★★★Exceptional  Chateau Unang Ventoux 2009 ★★1 / 2 Rhone Valley, France, $19 Dense, deep and dark, it could pass for a Gigondas or a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This wine, and another wonderful bottling called La Croix, demonstrate the quality that can come from lesser-known regions in … [Read more...]

Jancis Robinson comments

from Chateau Unang Cuvée Adeline 2009, Ventoux (16.5 points) Very pale gold. Creamy peach and almond aroma, plenty of ripe pear and a hint of something floral. Inviting. Similar pear and almond flavours on the palate. Roussanne is dominant and the slight use of oak has given texture rather than flavour but there's a complexity from the blend – a touch earthy and floral as … [Read more...]

Andrew Jefford Decanter

from Decanter Magazine december 2011 | 23 What I've been drinking this month "Côtes de Ventoux is not an easy appellation to make a living from: it's large, amorphous, well down the Rhône Valley peckins order. I've tasted attractive wines from there over the years (not least the Penin family's La Vieille Ferme), but the quality which James King is now getting from his Château Unang vineyards … [Read more...]