Chateau de Bois-Brinçon in Anjou has its open house on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd April. Great wines from this bio-dynamic producer in Anjou.
A really cold snap (well below freezing) is a great thing for vines. It helps kill off those nasty fungal diseases that fester quietly in the damp warm weather and are proving to be such a problem in todays vineyards.
Life is too short to involve too much sieving and whizzing and the best things are made using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.
A few pictures taken yesterday in the Saumur Champigny appellation. As you can see there is a little more development and the tiny leaves are beginning to unfurl. We have had glorious sunny weather for the past two days and it’s set to continue over the weekend with temperatures reaching 28°C (82°F).
Many of our clients come down to the Loire for a day trip from Paris. Blessed with perfect sunny days, it’s been a pleasure to get out in the vineyards.
Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape (the same one used in still Muscadet), this sparkling wine is just brimming with fruity freshness and hints of ripe rhubarb.
A single vine is capable of producing many bunches of grapes. The only way to make good wine is to have great raw ingredients and that means fully ripe grapes.