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.
So it seems I’m going to have plenty of time to wander around the vineyards over the next few weeks. The plateau just above the house is planted with Chenin.
We were warned. It was going to be HOT yesterday. And, it was. 41°C to be precise. The hottest day recorded in June since records began.
We had a wander around the vineyards in Noizay, Vernou sur Brenne and Chancay yesterday. Three villages within the Vouvray appellation.
This is a rather Christmassy cake that serves 12 generously. Blood oranges can be hard to find in France but normal oranges are also excellent.
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.
We’ve been working with Mathieu Vallée of Chateau Yvonne for the past 8 years and love his wines. A former engineer, Mathieu took over Chateau Yvonne in 2007. He has 28 small parcels dotted around the Saumur Champigny appellation (3ha of Chenin and 8ha of Cabernet Franc).
|__stripe_mid||1 year||This cookie is set by Stripe payment gateway. This cookie is used to enable payment on the website without storing any patment information on a server.|
|__stripe_sid||30 minutes||This cookie is set by Stripe payment gateway. This cookie is used to enable payment on the website without storing any patment information on a server.|
|_GRECAPTCHA||5 months 27 days||This cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.|
|ak_bmsc||2 hours||This cookie is used by Akamai to optimise site security by distinguishing between humans and bots.|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Advertisement".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
|csrftoken||1 year||This cookie is associated with Django web development platform for python. Used to help protect the website against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks|
|__atuvc||1 year 1 month||This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
|__atuvs||30 minutes||This cookie is set by Addthis to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.|
|__jid||30 minutes||Used by the Disqus commenting system to remember the user's Disqus login credentials across websites that use Disqus.|
|fh-content-language||session||Used by the Fareharbor booking system to determine which language will be used for translating content.|
|fh-target-language||session||Used by the Fareharbor booking system to determine which language will be used for translating content.|
|fh-units-language||session||Used by the Fareharbor booking system to determine which format will be used for localising content.|
|isEU||never||Used by Fareharbor to determine whether the user is located within the EU and therefore is subject to EU's data privacy regulations.|
|lang||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||never||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
|yt-remote-device-id||never||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video|
|_ga||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_41330374_1||1 minute||This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||1 day||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visted in an anonymous form.|
|CONSENT||16 years 5 months 16 days 10 hours 7 minutes||These cookies are set via embedded youtube-videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback.No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click “like” on a video.|
|disqus_unique||1 year||Used by the Disqus commenting system for internal statistics, used for anonymous visitors.|
|eud||1 year 24 days||The domain of this cookie is owned by Rocketfuel. This cookie is used to sync with partner systems to identify the users. This cookie contains partner user IDs and last successful match time.|
|TADCID||10 years||The domain of this cookie is owned by Tripadvisor. The cookie stores Unique ID for the tripadvisor user. The cookie helps in viewing embedded content from Tripadvisor.|
|uvc||1 year 1 month||The cookie is set by addthis.com to determine the usage of Addthis.com service.|
|__vt||1 hour||This cookie is generally used by TripAdvisor for Advertising purposes.|
|at-rand||never||Used by Addthis.com and is a random number that is used for AB tests.|
|euds||session||No description available.|
|IDE||1 year 24 days||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|io.narrative.guid.v2||1 year 6 months||This cookie is generally provided by io.narrative.io and is used for advertising purposes.|
|loc||1 year 1 month||This cookie is set by Addthis. This is a geolocation cookie to understand where the users sharing the information are located.|
|NID||6 months||This cookie is used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.|
|pxrc||2 months||The purpose of the cookie is to identify a visitor to serve relevant advertisement.|
|rlas3||1 year||The cookie is set by rlcdn.com. The cookie is used to serve relevant ads to the visitor as well as limit the time the visitor sees an and also measure the effectiveness of the campaign.|
|rud||1 year 24 days||The domain of this cookie is owned by Rocketfuel. The main purpose of this cookie is advertising. This cookie is used to identify an user by an alphanumeric ID. It register the user data like IP, location, visited website, ads clicked etc with this it optimize the ads display based on user behaviour.|
|ruds||session||The domain of this cookie is owned by Rocketfuel. This cookie is a session cookie version of the 'rud' cookie. It contain the user ID information. It is used to deliver targeted advertising across the networks.|
|sd-session-id||5 months 27 days||This cookie is set by the provider live.rezync.com. This cookie is used for collecting data on visitor behaviour on multiple websites inorder to measure the efficiency of advertisement on the website.|
|test_cookie||15 minutes||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|uid||1 year 24 days||This cookie is used to measure the number and behavior of the visitors to the website anonymously. The data includes the number of visits, average duration of the visit on the website, pages visited, etc. for the purpose of better understanding user preferences for targeted advertisments.|
|uuid2||3 months||This cookies is set by AppNexus. The cookies stores information that helps in distinguishing between devices and browsers. This information us used to select advertisements served by the platform and assess the performance of the advertisement and attribute payment for those advertisements.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||5 months 27 days||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.|
|xtc||1 year 1 month||Used by Addthis.com to registers the user’s sharing of content via social media.|
|YSC||session||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.|
|zync-uuid||5 months 26 days 17 hours||The purpose of the cookie is to serve visitors with relevant advertisement.|
|m||2 years||No description available.|