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.
Vines are hardy plants that will grow in the most unlikely of places. Does that mean that we can make wine anywhere in the world?
Perched on stilts they are for 2 people and have a large double bed, proper walk in shower, separate loo, space to relax and a private terrace with table and chairs.
If you like to run and are in the Loire this September, the Foulées du Saumur Champigny is a lovely event amongst the vines. Runs of 9km, 17km and a troglo trail of 29km as well as 2 Nordic walking trails and much more.
This week in France it’s all about Beaujolais Nouveau (new Beaujolais). The official date was yesterday and I popped out to buy a bottle.
Pruning is in full swing here in the Loire with teams visible in the vineyards as you drive along. Much of France has had snow this past week.
The large red table that gives its name to the domaine, nestles among the ancient vines jostling alongside fruit trees and wild flowers, herbs and vegetables.
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