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Clos Monicord by Damien Venot

Clos Monicord by Damien Venot

Damien Venot directed and produced a film presenting Clos Monicord and our wines. He is a self-taught film director and is very passionnate about art, cinema and many other things. He works in Bordeaux, France. To discover his other films don't hesitate to browse on his vimeo page  https://vimeo.com/113536120

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Les Monicord 2011 receives a star * in the Guide Hachette 2015

Les Monicord 2011 receives a star * in the Guide Hachette 2015

Hachette Guide 2015: Les Monicord 2011 : * A little reserved for the moment, but this 2011 vintage shows unveils scents of ripe fruits, tempered by warm spices. Fleshy and intense,  not to say imposing, the mouth finishes with freshness marked spices, which gives the wine shine and depth. spareribs with salt and pepper. 2017 - 2020   Clos Monicord 2011 : 15 months on French oak gives complexity (hints of torrefaction, fruity and salty); elegant tannins, still firm; a long final : potential 2017 -2022

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Rely On The Wine In The Bottle, Not The Price On The Label, By David Edgerly

Rely On The Wine In The Bottle, Not The Price On The Label, By David Edgerly

Article by David Edgerly on his blog Levantine Musings where he expresses his thoughts on political, economic, social developments however this time on wine. Interesting outsider view on wine. You have carefully tended to the soil, inserted new stakes, planted new vines, spent days pruning the old vines, strung thousands of meters of wire, and tied down each sprout. The buds are starting to sprout their first leaves, and soon it will be time to prune the first grapes. You will carefully attach the growing vines to the wires as they grow to more than a meter above the stalk...

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Article by David Edgerly on his blog Levantine Musings where he shares his experience when visiting and actively participating in the wine production.

Article by David Edgerly on his blog Levantine Musings where he shares his experience when visiting and actively participating in the wine production.

 Wine Is An Expression of Nature Article by David Edgerly on his blog Levantine Musings where he shares his experience when visiting and actively participating in the wine production.  click here to read more of David Edgerly's articles One of the many traditions and regulations governing production of wine in the Bordeaux region is that you can water vines only when they are newly planted. All the rest are at the mercy of natural rainfall. While this might seem to put France at a disadvantage to other wine producing countries like Australia and the United States where growers can irrigate...

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Jancis Robinson elects Monicord wine of the week

Jancis Robinson elects Monicord wine of the week

Read the full article http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/clos-monicord-bordeaux-superieur Yes, yet another red b******x, I'm afraid, but one that is highly distinctive, keenly priced, and sold direct from the property, outside the usual distribution systems.  Joep and Mireille Bakx were looking for a new life and an interesting wine farm in Bordeaux because she is Bordelaise; he is Dutch. In 2000 they ended up buying this tiny property (1.5 ha) in Verac 8 miles north west of Fronsac on Bordeaux's right bank in pretty green hilly country. (I know, you will read the word 'tiny' and think that it signals sky-high prices, but in this...

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