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Discover Independent Vignerons

Le vigneron indépendent: ·Se perfectionne dans le respect de la tradition ·Respecte son terroir ·Travaille sa vigne ·Met en bourteille sa production dans sa cave These are some of the key values in the Indépendent Vigneron’s Charter. These are ideas to be celebrated; reasons to search for wines from producers committed to this philosophy. DiscoverVin works with suppliers from south-west France who are members of France’s association of Indépendent Vignerons . Indépendent vignerons work with care and respect for tradition. They are passionate about their terroir with respect for their soil and their vines. They share this passion and their love for their culture and wine with their customers. Indépendent vignerons work in their vineyards and cellars and offices. The work is complex, together with their passion for their wine and soil, indépendent vignerons are successful small business owners, managers and communicators. Their wines are made, stored and bottled in their cellars and sold th…

Discover Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie at Our Favourite Wine Bar

Bar a Vin- formally named CIVB Wine Bar, in Bordeaux must be one of the best wine bars in France, maybe even the world. It is definitely the favourite place the DiscoverVin team.

On our last visit we were excited see Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie on their wine list. DiscoverVin have established a warm and professional relationship with the Hubau family of Chateau Moulin Pey Labrie and import their wines into Australia.
What, you ask, is the CIVB? In French, le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, basically The Bordeaux Wine Council. They offer wine classes, tours and through Bar A Vin a place to sample, enjoy and learn about the wonderful wines of Bordeaux.

The wine list is very select and changes frequently. A few whites, a few reds, some dessert wines - ranging in price from 2 Euro to 8 Euro per glass, providing an entree into the exciting world of Bordeaux wine.

Cards like the one above are there to help educate visitors about the diversity of Bordeaux wines, and offer a…

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Yet another media review of Cahors, Madiran and Jurançon exclusive to Discovervin

The team at DiscoverVin is thrilled to receive more favourable reviews of our wines. We know that we have good value, interesting wines on offer. We love it  when experienced wine professionals validate that view. Below we have reprinted a review by Kerry Skinner, Assistant Editor (Special Publications and Letters), Weekend Editor and Wine Writer for the Illawarra Mercury, writing in the Illawarra Mercury Weekender August 11, 2011:

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Producteurs Plaimont Wines from DiscoverVin

Discovervin Presents Four Plaimont Wines:

Monastère De Saint Mont, Rouge, 2006 750 ml $58.99
70 % Tannat, 20% Pinenc, 10% Cabernet Franc
The label accentuates the history and rarity of this wine with a drawing of the 11th century Monastery of Saint Mont, under a deep blue starry sky. The village of Saint-Mont dominates the Ardour Valley. Raymond de Saint-Mont founded a monastery here in the 11th century that later became part of the order of Cluny. A number of documents testify that the Benedictine Monks worked the vines and made wines that were transported in barrels on the Adour River and exported to Holland and the United Kingdom from the 14th to the 15th century.
On pouring, the wine reveals a deep purple hue and a deep pungent nose,  aromas of jammy fruit, leather and elegant oak. It has a lush roundness with flavours of red stone and berry fruits with excellent tannins that enhance the finish. 
The French Guide Hachette has awarded a “Coup de Coeur” for previous vintages. The 2009 Gu…

Discover Producteurs Plaimont Wines.

DiscoverVin is pleased to bring new wines to the Australian market. Wines from one of the largest and best known producers in France, the Producteurs Plaimont. Rare wines from small, unique French appellations: Madiran, Saint-Mont and Pacherenc de Vic Bilh.

Producteurs Plaimont is a co-operative in the village of Saint-Mont in the Ardour Valley of south west France. Vineyards in the region date back to the Romans, through to the Middle Ages when monks were making wines for pilgrims on the route of the Santigago de Compestela. In modern times the wine-producing heritage of this area has been reinvigorated under the leadership of the visionary (and beret-wearing) Andre Dubosc. Plaimont was founded in 1979 when he brought together a group of like-minded winegrowers, with a quality-focused approach. Innovation together with respect for tradition has seen the cooperative; invest in modern winemaking techniques, lead a revival of ancient regional varieties, assist growers to improve viticultu…