At last summer seems to be making an entrance and last night we were lucky enough to spend a lovely evening with friends who live right in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon. Sitting outside in their garden overlooking the vineyards was the perfect time to share a chilled glass of Chenin Blanc.
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The wine tasting day was one of the highlights of our entire trip … you really went out of your way to make our stay perfect.
It was like hanging out with two friends who just happened to know a lot about wine.