Tagged with "Anjou"
Natural Wines – a few thoughts
There is no legal definition of ‘natural’ – so confusing for the poor consumer trying to get to grips with all the many approaches to growing vines and making wine.
Favourite places in the Loire valley – Angers
Angers, small city in the heart of Anjou. Vibrant and bustling with lots of restaurants, bars and more than a sprinkling of historical monuments to keep you amused for a day or two
Favourite places in the Loire valley
One of our favorite spots just down the road from us here at le tasting room. St Mathurin is a pretty riverside village overlooking the river Loire.
Clos du Papillon 2005 Savennières Domaine du Closel
Lovely elegant aromas of lime and white flowers are followed by a rather exotic note of saffron and stone fruit which is just beguiling. Rich and round on the palate, not too fat or heavy, nice acidity and balance. Really, really good.
Domaine Patrick Baudouin
It looks like we’re going to have some great 2014 wines if those of Domaine Patrick Baudouin in Anjou are anything to go by.
Wine Tasting Tours in the Loire Valley
We’ve teamed up with Franck and Sandra to offer our Loire Wine Indulgence – a mini break that comprises 2 nights accommodation at the Auberge and a full day’s wine tour with us. Cathy takes care of all the arrangements on your behalf so you can relax and enjoy a little peace and quiet in the countryside accompanied by some great wines and wonderful food.
Les Anges Vins
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.
Winter work in the Loire vineyards
This machine is ‘pre-pruning’ the vines which makes life quicker and easier for the pruners to do their work later on.
A little more Anjou harvest news 2014
After the 40mm of rain that fell on Monday I thought that would be it for those hanging on in there for a final pass through the vineyard.
Chenin Blanc – the most versatile grape on the planet
The challenge with Chenin Blanc (if there is one) is to pin it down to a particular wine style. Or is it? Why not just embrace the fact that Chenin is a so called ‘carrier of terroir’ and that even within a single appellation you will find a myriad of different wine styles.
Chateau Soucherie – one of the nicest spots you’ll find in the Loire. Stunning views over the Layon valley.
Loire valley grape varieties
17 different grapes grown in the Loire valley. One photo of each one, all grown on the same plot taken on August 30th 2014.