I don’t mean literally. I mean putting away your wine for another time or so or even years. Now here is the dilemma. Should I invest in an award winning wine to lay down for the future. Not necessarily for financial gain but to allow the wine to age and become somewhat more refined. Its from a newish appellation so there is some sense in this and the wine has already gained some considerable destinction by winning some notable awards. It is already a wine that can be drunk now and that is what I am doing but I feel the depth in the wine will merit some time for aging which will bring out the best.
Me thinks I will and I may well decide to purchase a large quantity for you to savour by buying through Grainger Fine Wines but also for my own enjoyment. Here’s to you. How much have I had tonight?
Almost forgot to tell you. Its from Domaine de L’Enchantoir appellation Saumur Puy Notre Dame 2009 vintage. A gold medal winner in Angers and Paris. Only the best.
Today we took four guests from Ireland and UK on a wine tour to Domaine de L’Enchantoir with Pierre Van Den Boom at the helm. Did the vineyard, cellar and chai and tasted the full range. They loved it and we ended up with a bootful of delicious wines. Pierre will be bottling the Saumur blanc from the vats soon and probably aging some in barrrels for his oaked cuvee. There are two vats of Saumur Puy Notre Dame still to be bottled. I
So sorry but been so busy that the blog has lapsed but do not fear it is back with a vengance and will happen much more frequently.
Thursday saw a sortie to Domaine de l’Enchantoir with some guests of note but not to be revealed. So you have to guess? We had a great hour discussing wine making with Pierre as everyone who follows the blog will know as our demon winemaker with so many awards to his name in such a short time its amazing. The favourites were Saumur Blanc 2009; such a popular wine and on offer at the moment so grab it before it goes, Saumur Puy Notre Dame 2009; what can we say except we are going to grab more stock before it goes, and the oaked red Clos de Chavannes. A great tasting. Pierre and his wife Brigitte had supper with us all thereafter. Guess what we had ‘Gite Pie’!
Tomorrow we will be visiting Pierre and Brigitte Van Den Boom at L’Enchantoir to discuss the current process on the 2010 wines and to taste the new vintages. Obviously we will keep you up to date on the 2010 vintage which we reckon will be on par with 2009. We shall see. It will be interesting to see if the new Puy Notre Dame will be as exciting as the 2009 for which Pierre achieved a gold medal at Angers and a silver medal in Paris. An incredible achievement in anybody’s book and particularly for Pierre and Brigitte as this was only their second vintage at the domaine.
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For £7.99 we offer a lovely Anjou Rouge wine and an Anjou Blanc wine from Domaine de Saugourde. The rouge is a light to medium bodied fruity wine and can be drunk with fish as well as meat. The blanc is a medium dry fresh white with notes of green fruits and perfect for fish, lobster and salmon.
Even our gold award winning Saumur Puy Notre Dame from Domaine de L’Enchantoir is on offer at £11.99. Don’t miss it, only reduced whilst stocks last. A smooth medium red wine with a mouth of red fruit and slight tannins. A perfect accompaniment to red meat, particularly a grilled steak. Follow the link www.gfwine.co.uk
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