Ones of the best spots in the Loire on a sunny day is Chateau Soucherie. Perched in the hills of the Layon with the river flowing below, the chateau has some of the best views across the countryside that I can think of.
We were delighted to taste with Mathieu Cosme at the Salon. He’s based in our village and his vineyards are just a short stroll from our house in Noizay.
So, we’re living between two houses at the moment. We signed for the new one last week and are ‘commuting’ between the two doing some decorating.
The beginning of May saw another few days when the temperature dropped below zero. Growers were out in force all through the night lighting fires, burning candles and pumping water from the Vienne trying to minimise the damage.
As the summer weather finally seems to be settling in and we are able to eat out in the garden, my thoughts turn to the rosés of the Loire.
As we drive around the vineyards of Vouvray it’s easy to see who is respecting the environment and who is not.
It seems appropriate after my recent update on Jo and Isabelle Pithon’s domaine, to open a bottle of one of Jo’s beautiful sweet wines, Belargus des Treilles.
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