Do you know what this syringe was used for? I’ll give you a clue. It’s hanging on the wall of a well known Saumur Champigny producer and has a wine connection.
Any ideas? Have a guess and I’ll let you in on the secret tomorrow.
Another estate that we are fond of and that makes good wines every year is Chateau de Villeneuve.
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.
I just had to post this video from Aurelia Filion who has a blog called ‘bu sur le web’ and regularly incorporates wines from the Loire valley in her tastings.
Did you know that the Loire valley is the second most important place for the production of sparkling wine outside of Champagne? Here we call it Crémant or Mousseaux and it’s made in exactly the same way using different grape varieties and coming from different vineyards.
Clos Moleton 2010 is a Cabernet Franc wine that comes from a clay/limestone parcel. 2 years in oak barrels (varying from new to 2 wine) have given it a lovely complexity and spicy quality. The 10’s have lovely fresh acidity which makes them very attractive young but it’s clear that this wine is just going to get better and better over time.
It was like hanging out with two friends who just happened to know a lot about wine.
The whole day was fabulous … had a great time and came away much better informed about the region and its wines.