gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Christmas week is a little disappointing I’m afraid. The moon has not been nice to us. Its starts off all ok with two days of fruit on Monday and Tuesday so great for that good bottle of wine. Why not a nice drop of Domaine du Vieux Pressoir Saumur Puy Notre Dame AOP. Its got sublety and roundness with a deep compoted fruity finish. Forget Christmas eve and Christmas day for the good bottle. You’ll have to make do with something with age so try our Chateau de Chaintres Oratorien. Very deep in fruit with those smooth tannins after two years aged in old french oak barrels. It picks up on boxing day and Saturday so go on splash out. Try our Chateauneuf du Pape. Great with beef.

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Cheers.

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Noel Coward

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Our quotation on the theme of drinking this week is from our friend Noel Coward, as its Christmas its an appropriate christian name.

“I’m not a heavy drinker; I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop”.

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Cheers.

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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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Saugourde Anjou

One One Two wines are selling Anjou rouge and blanc at two for a tenner. Wow.

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If you are around and about Hythe the lovely town on the Kent coast then pop into OneOneTwo wines to snap up a bargain. Kevin the owner has the Saugourde Anjou white and red on offer at the moment for £5 a bottle when you buy two bottles. Hurry as its going fast.

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Cheers.

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

www.thewinefinder.co.uk  Our wine import portal

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Moscow Mule

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No 77 in our list of cocktail recipes:

MOSCOW MULE

So for two lovelies

2measures vodka

1 measure lemon juice

ice cubes

ginger beer

2 sprigs of mint

Pour vodka and lemon juice over ice cubes in two glasses. Fill with ginger beer and stir to mix. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint.

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Domaine Melaric Saumur blanc AOP

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Some tastings from the first organic fair of Saumur and its village appellations of Puy Notre Dame and Champigny. Most are green and too early for release today. They really need to be kept and aged slowly with a little air in barrels or large vats of concrete. Best for that interaction that is so necessary to produce a smooth well balanced and creamy saumur blanc chenin. I liked the wines of Domaine Melaric. The Clos de la Cerisais chenin blanc is aged in oak some new barrels so a  bit of oak on the palate but even so well balanced and soft so should develop over the nest few years into a good wine.

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Your very own Christmas mixed case

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I know I’m harping on about wine and Christmas but you only have three days to order. Last order date is 19th December if you want your wine delivered before the big day. Why not try one of our Christmas cases. There are some really big deals to be had.

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Cheers.

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Red Christmas

The christmas red mixed case.

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No time to loose to buy you Christmas mixed case. We’ve got twelve to choose from so no problems finding the right one for you. Why not try our Christmas red mix of some stunning reds from around France. www.gfwine.co.uk/items/356-red-christmas.php

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Cheers.

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Not a great start to the week I’m afraid. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are all root so not good days for a good bottle of wine. Ah. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are generally all leaf days so again a disaster for that good bottle of wine. The only real day to enjoy that favourite bottle is Thursday after 8am and Friday up to 5pm. So its an evening of joy with a nice red from the Loire valley France. I suggest a bottle of Domaine de L’Enchantoir Puy Notre Dame AOP a subtle fruity compoted elegance of sublimity. Cheers.

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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

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

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Battonage

battonage in the barrel

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Batonnage: (French) The term given to the process of lees being stirred back into the wine to give it a creamier texture specifically with white wine such as Muscadet.

In certain areas the stirring of the lees is a common occurrence and it depends very much on what the winemaker is trying to achieve with his wine. Some are looking for elegance with a balance of acid and sugar. Each vintage produces a different balance so the winemaker will need to consider the wine before he applies batonnage to his wine.

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Saumur AOP Domaine de L'Enchantoir

Tasting the White chenin blanc at Enchantoir with Pierre the winemaker on the left.

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News from the Loire valley in France on the 2014 vintage. Its all positive you will be glad to hear. I tasted the 2014 Saumur blanc and I think the balance is better than the 2013 with more freshness on the palate. Residual sugar content is around 2 grams/litre which should give a good fresh mouth of chenin elegance. Great. The latter end of the season in September and October was generally warm and conducive to producing some balanced elegance. We can look forward to the 2014 white vintage with some pleasure.I shall be tasting the reds in the spring after the malolactic has taken place.

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Cheers.

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www.vintnersfinewines.co.uk  Our wholesale wine shop

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

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