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An interesting tasting on Monday of some Saumur wines over dinner with four other guests. We tasted white Saumur classic chenin  blanc. This we had with a simple melon and Serrano ham starter. It was ideal with the balance of the acidity of the wine and the  slight acidity of the melon and saltiness of the ham. The next white was a Saumur  aged in old burgndy barrels over 24 months allowing the tannins to develop into a structure of smooth deep yummy chenin exotic fruits. Its wonderful how dry chenin develops into almost a sweet wine but its just the acidity developing in a way that makes it feel sweeter. The reds were even better a classic Saumur cabernet franc with loads of dark fruit compote and layers of flavour. This we had with a chicken dish of lemon and herbs. Our final red with cheese Gouda, goats, Comté and French blue. This was a village appellation from Puy Notre Dame. loadsof minerality and salty undertones and scrumptious deep jam. Jam and cheese Karin’s favourite combo.

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In amongst the vines

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Part of the joy and wonderment of french wine is to meet the winemaker and to enjoy a visit and tasting to his domaine. So it happens often with our local winemaker. Here are some pics to illustrate the jollity.

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Chateau de Brossay

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Instantly recognisable aroma and taste of green fruits. Pair with goats cheese, fish, le foie gras and chicken.

Drink young and enjoy as an aperitif or with light summer foods.

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Biodynamic calendar

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Its all front end this week with some lovely fruit days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thereafter I’m afraid its downhill with some indifference in the days with root and nothing more. So take that lovely bottle of wine at the beginning of the week. I’d plump for a bottle of Domaine de L’Enchantoir village appellation Puy Notre Dame. The rest of the week is left to a beer!

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Cheers.

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W B Yeats

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A quotation from W B Yeats:

“The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk, they are sober.”

 

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Brigitte with guests having lunch and wine tasting.

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A great time this week with our guests with lunch with winemaker Pierre and his wife who prepared a lovely lunch before we ventured out to the vineyard, wineroom and cellars.

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Whisky Cobbler

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No 62 in our cocktail recipes:

WHISKY COBBLER

ice cubes

4 measures scotch whisky

8 dashes curacao

8 dashes brandy

2 sprig of mint

2 slices orange

2 chunks pineapple

Fill two goblets with ice cubes. Stir in scotch, Curacao and brandy equally between the two goblets. Decorate with mint, orange and pineapple.

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chenin blanc. The best white grape ever

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My fellow wine enthusiast Gordon and I ventured east into Puy Notre Dame and the surrounding area to sample the wines. We chose some wines from a selection of estates which we believe are at the forefront of wine production in the area for the Saumur and Puy Notre Dame village appellation. One such wine was that from a vigneron in Oire as satellite of Puy. We were not amused and moved onwards. Our selection then involved the purchase of wines without tasting and we will taste with food together and decide on the wines we will include in our new venture with our UK sommelier. More to come.

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My latest aquisition. An HY van. WOW.

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A jolly good turn about the town of Puy Notre Dame today seeking out that elusive wine of utmost brilliance. I think I may have found it and I am certainly not going to  inform you lot until I have tied up my order for the precious liquid. Not much more to say otherwise I’ll give the game away. The dry white is so intense with honeyed elements from the chenin blanc deep and lucious. The red amazingly spicy for a cabernet franc so unlike the Saumur appellation or the village appellation. When I get to the point of grabbing all for myself I’ll let you all know. Ha Ha.

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Muscadet sur lie AOC

Domaine de la Haute-Vrignais

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 Iodized aromas and suppleness.  Serve with seafood and fish. also good with Asian food and exotic dishes

A long ageing in the vats on the lees to bring out the fragrant flavours of the Melon

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