Buyer’s Choice – Marquis de Pennautier Chardonnay Viognier

Chateau de Pennautier is an impressive estate in the Mediterranean area of southern France, 6 miles from Carcassonne.  The Chateau was built by Bernard de Pennautier during the reign of Louis XIII, circa 1620.  The present tenants Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril are direct heirs and the 10th generation of vignerons since the estate was […]

The Truth About Grenache

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Grenache. Garnacha. Cannonau. By whatever name you call it, it’s a grape worth knowing about. 20 years ago it was the second most-planted red grape in the world. It has now been overtaken by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It produces fruity, sweet-tasting wines with rich texture. It’s becoming increasingly fashionable. […]