The wines from Domaine Ogereau were tasting fantastic when we visited last week. Of particular note was the special cuvée of Savennières called l’Enthousiasme. Tiny volumes of this wine, a classy Chenin that will age beautifully.
Last week we had a wonderful Loire wine discovery day with 3 lovely people from Georgia. It was one of those days when everything just clicked into place and we all had a lovely, relaxed day. We shared our lives here in the Loire with them and we learnt about their lives too. We drank wine and shared lunch, visited a vineyard and tasted in a local winery.
They say that about houses don’t they? Location, location location! And it’s the same with vines.
I lay in bed listening to the blackbird singing loudly in the garden this morning. He sits on the top of our gate post. A little treat to start the day.
No wonder that the Loire has a vast range of wine styles and grape varieties and this doesn’t take into account the multitude of small satellite regions that are also gathered under the Loire valley umbrella when it comes to wine.
If you’ve never been up in a hot air balloon, I can wholeheartedly suggest you give it try in the Loire valley.
Well, the risk of frost is over for this year and at last the vines are beginning to push. The next stage will be flowering in a few weeks.
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