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gfwineblog – a pleasant evening by all accounts

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A jolly jolly jolly evening with friends at Manoir de Gourin enjoying a BBQ supper prepared by the man himself Si Man. I tell you that the lamb I cooked on the BBQ was out of this world in the stratosphere of flavours. I have to admit it was a new technique for me with this indirect cooking method on the BBQ but the new Weber BBQ was ace. Its all done over a drip tray with the coals around the outside and the lid on. After one and a half hours the meat  was nicely cooked and juicy and tender. Its a great way of BBQing large pieces of meat like the leg I cooked. Splendid.

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gfwineblog – more grand prix retro news

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Here we go with some more pics of that great event in Puy Notre Dame. You should really not miss it next year. log onto www.manoirdegourin.co.uk and book your holiday. The event each year is a great spectacle that really allows you to experience the real French flair for putting on events that are so fulfilling.

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gfwineblog – a day at the races

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The annual Grand Prix Retro descended upon Puy Notre Dame on this the last weekend of July as usual and also as usual it was a day to remember and savour with some great racing around the street circuit of the old historic town. They tour the area on Saturday then race in the morning and afternoon on Sunday. Its real racing. They really do try. In the centre of the circuit around the Mairie is the pits where you are able to mingle with the competitors and their cars and motorbikes. Wow some amazing machinery. You can also indulge in a drink and enjoy some local food. Its a jolly good affair. Why not come along next year. You can book a week with us if you prefer to self cater at www.manoirdegourin.co.uk or why not come on a wine tour venture. www.loirewinetours.com. See you next year.

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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What does the last week in July bring us? Well a good start to the week with two fruit days on Monday and Tuesday so a jolly good time for a good bottle of vino I say. It does not continue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with a root period on these three days. Never fear Saturday is looking good as is Sunday evening after 8pm. Enjoy your weekend good wine drinkers. Remember its got to be natural and boutique. Forget those cheap industrial wines in the supermarket. They are ****.

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Classification of Saint-Émilion wine

In 1955 the wines of Saint-Émilion in the wine-growing region of Bordeaux were classified. Unlike the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 covering wines from the Medoc and Graves regions, the Saint-Émilion list is updated every 10 years or so. Following the initial classification, the list was updated in 1969, 1986, 1996 and most recently in 2006. However the 2006 classification was declared invalid following a series of legal actions, and the 1996 version of the classification has been reinstated for the vintages from 2006 to 2009.

The region’s Syndicat Viticole started planning for a classification of St.-Émilion wine in 1930, but it was not until October 7, 1954 that the principles behind the classification became official when the INAO agreed to take responsibility for handling the classification. The first list of classified St.-Émilion estates was published on June 16, 1955, and was amended on August 7 and October 18, 1958. The original list contained 12 Premier grands crus classés and 63 Grands crus classés.

Controversy surrounding the 2006 classification

in September 2006 and comprising 15 Premiers grands crus classés and 46 Grands crus classés,[2] was challenged by four dissatisfied producers that had been demoted – La Tour du Pin Figeac, Cadet Bon, Guadet and Château de la Marzelle – and has resulted in several confusing legal turns during 2007 and 2008 that currently mean that the 2006 classification is invalid and the 1996 classification is applied instead. The legal dispute has centered on the fact that several members of the panel involved in assessing the wines had vested interests (e.g. as négociants with business dealings with some of the châteaux), and thus could be suspected of not being impartial.

Initially, an administrative tribunal in Bordeaux declared the classification temporarily suspended in March 2007, after which a Bordeaux court suspended the classification indefinitely by denying a motion to lift the initial suspension. After that the Conseil d’État, the French supreme administrative court, on November 12, 2007 overturned the suspension of the 2006 classification, thereby reinstating it. However, this ruling was not final, and only decided that the case of the four demoted châteaux did not merit a suspension of the entire classification. The matter was returned to a Bordeaux court to assess if the complaining châteux had been fairly treated. On July 1, 2008 this court ruled that the wine tasting mechanism used in the 2006 classification was not impartial, thus again making the entire classification invalid.

Immediately after the ruling, it was estimated that a further appeals process aiming at reinstating the classification could take about two years, and would have an uncertain result. This led the French regulatory body for wine, INAO, to request the French Government to use emergency powers to reinstate St.-Émilion classification, which it did on July 11, 2008. This decision extended the validity of the 1996 classification to the vintages 2006 to 2009. Thus, the complaining demoted châteaux are able to keep their classification, but those who were newly promoted are not. Presumably, this measure will allow INAO to arrange for a less contested classification to be finalised by around 2010.

The reaction among the estates who had their promotions retracted, such as Grand Corbin-Despagne, Monbousquet, Pavie-Macquin and Troplong Mondot, was one of despair, who beyond facing financial consequences stated the decision was unjust, and damaging to the image and community of St.-Émilion. Xavier Pariente of Troplong-Mondot said, “That’s almost 20 years of hard work and investment by all the personnel here wiped out at the stroke of a pen. It frightens me and it revolts me”.

 

In December 2008, the French senate had allowed the 8 demoted estates to regain their previous status, with Pavie-Macquin and Troplong Mondot returning to Premiers grands crus classés, while Bellefond-Belcier, Destieux, Fleur-Cardinale, Grand Corbin, Grand Corbin-Despagne, and Monbousquet again to become classified as Grands crus classés, as a result of several months of lobbying. However, in January 2009 this proposal was thrown out by the French government constitutional council.

In March 2009, it was stated that the French Court of Appeal had made a final ruling, that the 2006 Saint-Émilion classification will not stand, although the ultimate outcome was the opposite. A law passed on May 13, 2009 contained a footnote clarifying that the six chateaux promoted to Grand Cru Classe in 2006 would be able to keep their status with immediate effect, and date it back to the date of the classification, therefore the status of the classified estates of 1996, plus the eight chateaux promoted in 2006, is mandated by law until 2011, two years beyond what was previously schedule.

The 2012 classification

The 2012 classification was conducted differently than previous efforts, with tastings and inspections outsourced by INAO to independent groups with no involvement by St.-Emilion Wine Syndicate and Bordeaux wine trade, but instead wine professionals from Burgundy, the Rhône Valley, Champagne, the Loire Valley and Provence made up a seven-person commission. There is no longer a fixed number of châteaus which can be classified, and the new rankings elevated Château Pavie and Château Angélus to Premier Classe A. Among new Premiers grands crus were Larcis Ducasse, Canon-la-Gaffelière and garagiste producers Valandraud and La Mondotte, while Château Magdelaine was omitted from the list as it will be merged with Château Bélair-Monange

In January 2013, Château La Tour du Pin Figeac, Chateau Croque-Michotte and Château Corbin-Michotte filed complaints with a Bordeaux administrative tribunal, claiming there were procedural errors in the selection process. Chateau La Tour du Pin Figeac, had previously challenged its demotion in the disputed 2006 classification without being reinstated in 2012, while Château Croque-Michotte was refused promotion from Grand cru to Grand cru classé and Château Corbin-Michotte had been demoted from Grand cru classé.

Classification

The classification comprises 18 Premiers grands crus classés and 64 Grands crus classés.

Premiers grands crus classés A  

Château Angélus[d] Château Ausone Château Cheval Blanc
Château Pavie[d]

Premiers grands crus classés B

Château   Beauséjour (Duffau-Lagarrosse) Château   Beau-Séjour Bécot Château   Bélair-Monange
Château Canon Château   Canon-la-Gaffelière[d] Château Figeac
Clos Fourtet Château La Gaffelière Château   Larcis Ducasse[d]
La Mondotte[d] Château Pavie-Macquin[a][d] Château Troplong   Mondot[a]
Château Trotte   Vieille Château Valandraud[d]

Grands crus classés

Château   l’Arrosée Château Balestard la Tonnelle Château   Barde-Haut[d]
Château Bellefont-Belcier[c][d] Château Bellevue[b] Château   Berliquet
Château   Cadet Bon[b] Château   Cap de Mourlin Château   Chauvin
Château   Clos de Sarpe[d] Château   la Clotte Château   la Commanderie[d]
Château   Corbin Château   Côte de Baleau[d] Château   la Couspaude
Château   Dassault Château   Destieux[c][d] Château   la Dominique
Château   Faugères[d] Château Faurie de Souchard[b] Château   de Ferrand[d]
Château Fleur-Cardinale[c][d] Château La Fleur Morange[d] Château   Fombrauge[d]
Château   Fonplégade Château Fonroque Château Franc Mayne
Château   Grand Corbin[c][d] Château Grand   Corbin-Despagne[c][d] Château   Grand Mayne
Château les Grandes Murailles Château   Grand Pontet Château Guadet[d]
Château   Haut Sarpe Clos   des Jacobins Couvent   des Jacobins
Château   Jean Faure[d] Château   Laniote Château   Larmande
Château   Laroque Château   Laroze Château   la Madelaine[d]
Château   La Marzelle[b] Château Monbousquet[c][d] Château Moulin du Cadet
Clos de l’Oratoire Château   Pavie-Decesse Château   Peby Faugères
Château Petit Faurie de Soutard[b] Château   de Pressac[d] Château   Le Prieuré
Château Quinault   l’Enclos[d] Château   Ripeau Château   Rochebelle[d]
Château Saint-Georges-Côte-Pavie Clos   Saint-Martin Château   Sansonnet[d]
Château La Serre Château   Soutard Château Tertre Daugay[b]
Château La Tour   Figeac Château   Villemaurine[b] Château   Yon Figeac[b]

Former crus classés

Château Corbin Michotte[e] Château Guadet   Saint-Julien[b][e] Château La Tour du Pin Figeac (Giraud-Bélivier)[b][e]
Château   La Tour du Pin Figeac (Moueix)[b][e]

Other categories

Over two hundred other Saint-Émilion wines carry the description “Grand Cru”, however this designation is awarded under the basic appellation rules and is not part of the formal 1955 classification. Wines in this category are not seen as being of comparable quality to the Grand Cru Classés.

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Grainger’s wine blog today is our cocktail day so get your ingredients ready for the off.

No 22 of our cocktail reviews on a Thursday. Ready for that Friday night go go go.

Today our cocktail is called Martini. This is a classic for any occasion. For many this is the ultimate cocktail. It is named after its inventor Martini di  Arma di Taggia.

Ingredients:

cracked ice

3 measures of gin

1 tsp dry vermouth

green cocktail olive to dress

Pour the gin and vermouth over cracked ice in a mixing glass and stir well.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and dress with the olive.

Enjoy.

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gfwineblog – yesterday

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From my blog yesterday I promised to show a photo of our visit to Enchantoir. The photo taken over lunch from left to right is of Karin, Brigitte, Ron, Mary and Pierre with yours truly taking the pic. It was an enjoyable lunch after our visit to the estate hosted by Pierre. Thank you Pierre and Brigitte for a memorable visit. Great wines.

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We welcomed Mary and Ron from Philadelphia for a one day wine tour yesterday. They were looking to explore the wines of the central Loire valley and so why not take them on a voyage of discovery through two of the most important village appellations in the Saumur area  Puy Notre Dame and Champigny. These are unique and important appellations founded on the terroir of  tuffeau and of place and on the passionate wine makers of these village appellations. So we were able to meet two of the best in each appellation. Pierre van den Boom the owner of Domaine de L’Enchantoir in Puy Notre Dame and Richard Desouche the estate manager of Chateau de Chaintres in Champigny. These men are different but the same. They are both passionate about the natural way of growing grapes and making wine but they each have an affinity towards their own appellations and the unique differences that each brings to the wine they make.

In the morning we took Mary and Ron to the domaine of Enchantoir. Here they were personally shown around the estate by Pierre. They were able to taste the full range of wines made on the estate including the Puy Notre Dame appellation in the classic and the oak aged cuveé. Pierre is the ambassador of this region for his wines and he has won many awards in the short time he has been making wines at Enchantoir. A remarkable feat considering he has only been making wine since 2008. He is someone with a natural ability.

After a four course lunch with Pierre and his wife Brigitte we were off to visit the estate of Chateau de Chaintres. Richard took us on a tour of the vineyard, wine room and cellars before he personally tasted his wines with Mary and Ron. Our photo is of Mary and Ron with Richard at Chaintres. We came away with some knowledge of the unique flavour of the wines of the central Loire and of the sense of place and philosophy of Loire valley winemakers.

 

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A toast to our dinner guests Gillian and Andrew and Rosie and Andy enjoying an aperitif on the rear terrace of Manoir de Gourin with Karin. We opened a bottle of sparkling red cabernet franc from Domaine de L’Enchantoir. Really creamy and fruity with a slight edge and just enough softness on the residual sugar to allow this wine to become a delightful aperitif. Our evenings are now warm so we sat out on the terrace for supper. Goats cheese starter with beetroot and lambs lettuce with a balsamic dressing, A pork stroganoff with rice and salad main course, cheese, and a fresh fruit crème partissiere with fresh blackcurrants from the potager all prepared by chef extraordinaire Karin. Wines served were Saumur rouge, Anjou Village, Cabernet d’Anjou.

A super evening.

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gfwineblog – harvest time

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Its that time of year in France when the glut of harvest descends upon any gardener and in our case we have been inundated with so much from our modest potager here at Manoir de Gourin. Its amazing that from a slow start with the cold and wet weather we have, with some hot sunny days in the last month, now seen a multitude of crops ready for harvesting. Our raspberries have been amazing and continue to produce daily fresh pickings. We have just finished the cherries and these have been compoted for the season so our guests can enjoy our fruits throughout the summer for breakfast and in our dinner sweet courses. The blackcurrants have been really  plentiful and we continue picking. So far we have picked over 30 kilos and compoted, jammed, sauced, jellied, ice creamed, frozen and bottled. This is not just on the fruit front. We have haricot, runner and broad beans, and spinach. Finally our favourite tomatoes. Our cherry toms from the green house have produced well and now the grappe are starting in the garden. What all this means is that our wine tour guests can enjoy the fruits of our labour. We include our fresh produce in our lunches, picnics, suppers and wine tasting dinners. Why not join us at Manoir de Gourin on a wine tour and experience the pairing of natural wines with fresh produce in our menus. Yum Yum.

Wow and the taste is just so much better and healthier just like our wines. Natural and healthy. Log onto www.gfwine.co.uk and see our range of natural wines.

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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

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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