• A change of pace in the Loire from Paris

Paris is busy as always during August despite a distinct lack of Parisians!  Here in the Loire we continue as normal and take pleasure in sharing our calm way of life in the countryside with fellow wine lovers looking for a change of pace.  Getting to the Loire from Paris couldn’t be easier – the TGV provides a direct service to Angers St Laud and yesterday we welcomed 3 couples down here for the day.  With temperatures a little cooler than of late, it was fresh enough to take pleasure  roaming around the vineyard examining the vines as well as doing plenty of wine tasting.

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Griddled pesto chicken breasts with slow roasted tomatoes and yellow courgette charlottes

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Enjoying the cool of the cellar

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All the wines from the tasting are on the table to try with lunch

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A moment of reflection!

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There’s always hope for Sybil our chocolate lab

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Trying to achieve the perfect ‘girolle’

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Looking over to the church at Grezillé from Chateau de Pimpéan

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Admiring the slate roof on the chapel

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Maryse Tugendhat, owner & winemaker of Chateau de Pimpéan

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Summer scene from the vineyard

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Enjoying the lovely views from the pavilion

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Looking out from the pavilion

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14 hectares of Cabernet Franc surround the chateau

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A little look at the vine’s lifecycle with Nigel

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Nigel enjoying the view from the Pavilion