A few pics and wines of note from the recent Anges Vins tasting held in St Aubin de Luigné in the heart of the Layon valley.
Domaine Arnaud Lambert invites its professional buyers to a day of discovery and tasting every year at Arnaud’s beautiful home in St Cyr en Bourg. This year we went to take a look at the Clos du Midi.
For true French style, great food and a good wine list, Le Relais in Angers is hard to beat.
We had a wander around the vineyards in Noizay, Vernou sur Brenne and Chancay yesterday. Three villages within the Vouvray appellation.
Following our lively Zoom tasting on Saturday, I wanted to share my thoughts on two of the wines that I tasted during our session.
Growers who choose not to use chemicals to control weeds underneath the vines ‘work’ the soil mechanically or occasionally use a horse.
Chenin Blanc is a grape variety that doesn’t ripen in a homogenous manner – all stages of maturation can be seen on one bunch with under ripe, perfectly ripe, super ripe, and botrytis affected grapes all jostling for position.
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