gfwineblog – fun in Puy

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John, Liz, Simon, Sally, Gordon, Karin, Roy and Nicki at Puy a Vin enjoying the ambience, food and wine (especially)!

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If you are around and about the village of Le Puy Notre Dame in Maine et Loire and you may be looking for  place to eat and drink then look no further than Le Puy a Vin a restaurant run by David the chef who produces some great food and who has developed a mean wine list.

We started with an aperitif from Chateau la Tour Grise. Entreé course was a Chenin from Domaine Pas St Martin in Doue la Fontaine Jurassique. Main was the 253 Cabernet Franc from Tour Grise again. A sublime concoction of compoted yumshushness. Thank you Philip Gourdin. And that’s it. Just very very good wine from the Loire. If you don’t know Loire wines then you need to know.

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

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Machine picking in the Loire valley France of the chenin blanc grapes for the Saumur Brut sparkling

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The last week in the Loire valley in France in the central area around Saumur to the south of the river has been busy with the picking of the grapes for the sparkling wines of Saumur Mousseux and Cremant de Loire appellations. The Saumur can be picked by machine, a less costly and time consuming practice than the Cremant that has to be handpicked, weighed etc in boxes. The weather has been kind and we should have a good sparkling vintage this year.

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Biodynamic calendar

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The end of September heralds in two day so leaf on Monday and Tuesday so no luck with a good day for a bottle of favourite wine. Wednesday and Thursday 1st and 2nd October are looking good with fruit days. Otherwise the end of the week are root days on Friday and Saturday and a leaf day on Sunday. So go for that bottle of decent wine on Wednesday or Thursday. Why not a  Cuvee Augustine Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape AOC from Abbaye des Monges.  Floral at first on the nose, then candied dark fruits. On the palate clean and well balanced with a lingering finish of roast coffee. Pairs with lamb stew, meat in a rich sauce and cheeses. The wine is aged for two years in order to develop and smooth out the tannins.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

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gfwineblog – vintage update

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cabernet franc nearing maturity

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So far so good. We continue with the good weather here in the Loire valley and we need just  a little more sunshine to increase the potential alcohol level to 12/12.5% on the whites and reds. My last refractometer reading on the chenin was 11% and 10% on the cabernet franc in the Saumur champigny appellation. If we can hold out for a week I think we should end up with a good vintage all round. Certainly the sparkling Saumur and Cremant harvest has been a success already and all being well we will have  a good year all round.

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

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gfwineblog – wine tours

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Our guests Colton and Dallas hand picking the Chardonnay grapes for the sparkling Cremant de Loire wine

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Our guests on a loirewinetours wine tours trying out the vendange in a Saumur vineyard. Well done. Now they will be able to claim that they have contributed to the process of making sparkling wine!

 

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Cheers.

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www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

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enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

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gfwineblog – The vendange of Petit Clocher

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chardonnay grapes for Cremant de Loire

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hand picking the chardonnay grapes

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Here is some news from the Domaine du Petit Clocher and the harvest this year. Hopefully with the good weather continuing this year’s vintage will be a good one.

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        The Petit Clocher vendange is now in full swing, a 25 strong
team of hand pickers was today harvesting Chardonnay for the Cremant de
Loire, picking to case rather than trailer as the stringent AOC rules
dictate.
Pictured are Laure and Cado at the start of their row, a close up of the
grapes and Steve Baker with the hotte. Steve being one of four local
resident Brits in this years team!

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gfwineblog – the vendange

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the vendangers at Enchantoir for the Cremant picking of the chardonnay. Well done you lot.

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A perfect day dawns for the hand picking of the chardonnay for the Cremant de Loire bubbly at domaine de l’enchantoir. 21 friends, neighbours and lovely generous people assembled in the courtyard to pick the chardonnay for Langlois Chateau Cremant de Loire. Some, not all, did the donkeys worth in the morning session. Some like me and our wine tour guests appeared for lunch and then made the least of it in the afternoon. Anyway amongst it all we picked a hectare of vines and finished in time for the transport to collect our pickings at 5pm (one hour before the appointed time) Not bad eh!

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

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enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

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Dallas, Jane, Karin, Richard and Colton enjoying our wine tasting dinner at Manoir de Gourin on a loirewinetour

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A great evening with four lovely guests experiencing our Loire valley wines with Karin’s michelin star food. A Soupe Angevine with Domaine de Enchantoir Saumur Brut blanc,  Montlouis sur Loire 2005 chenin blanc from the domaine de Cray with roquefort tart entree, an Anjou village 2011 cabernet Franc from Domaine du Petit Clocher with our main of Chicken confit with Karin’s special preserved lemons ( everyone wants the recipe), a Chinon 2009 from Domaine Patrick Lambert with the cheese, and a super coteaux du Layon 2007 from Chateau de Brossay with Karin’s chocolate torte. All finished off with  Combier Triple Sec with our coffee. Wow a super evening.

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

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gfwineblog – weekly wine offer

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Le Troubadour Cabernet de Saumur

Domaine de Rocheville

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SPECIAL OFFER

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Was £10.99 per bottle

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Dry, tender and delicate with hints of peach and apricots

Drink as an aperitif, with salads, tomatoes, poultry and try with a Morrocan tagine.

Le Troubadour likes a simple and cheerful life, to drink on its own or with delicious simple summer salads and barbeques

Wine blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Biodynamic calendar

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The week starts off well with a fruit day on Monday and it continues with fruit on Tuesday until 4pm. Thereafter its a root period on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9am. Catch up with a good bottle on Saturday. If you you having a nice cut of beef try a Domaine de L’Enchantoir Cuveé Clos de Petit Chavannes. In the mouth a complex taste of cherries and cassis with a smooth finish. Sunday is flower until 7pm so the wine will go great with roast beef and yorkshire pudding.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

Our websites

www.loirewinetours.com   Our wine tours

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

www.gfwine.co.uk  Our retail wine shop

www.thestrictlywineclub.co.uk  Our wine club

www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

Our email addresses

info@loirewinetours.com Our wine tours email address for enquiries

graingersatmanoir@yahoo.co.uk Our self catering holiday email address for enquiries

enquiries@gfwine.co.uk Our retail wine shop email address for enquiries

enquiries@thestrictlywineclub.co.uk Our wine club email address for enquiries

enquiries@vintnersfinewines.co.uk Our wholesale wine shop email address for enquiries

Our blogs

www.loirewinetoursblog.co.uk  Our wine tours blog

www.gfwineblog.co.uk  Our wine blog

www.manoirdegourin.co.uk/karins-loire-holiday-cottages-blog  Our gite holiday blog

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