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Chenin Blanc from South Africa
One of the highlights of the salon in Angers was meeting up with Ina Smith who works for the Chenin Blanc Association in South Africa.
Savennières – comparing 2 very different wines.
Following our lively Zoom tasting on Saturday, I wanted to share my thoughts on two of the wines that I tasted during our session.
We’re off. The 2020 harvest in Vouvray has begun.
The official go-ahead for harvest in the Vouvray appellation has been given but several growers requested permission to start a little earlier
What’s going on in the vineyard? 23rd June 2020.
The grapes are starting to form and after two weeks of almost daily rain, the weather has settled and things are looking brighter.
Frost strikes again in the Loire valley in 2019
Once again frost has struck the Loire valley. 2 nights ago growers lit the burners, turned on the aspersion and cranked up the hot air turbines.
What are we drinking this week? Coteau des Treilles 2009 from Jo Pithon
Another amazing wine from Jo Pithon, his Coteau des Treilles 2009. We have a few bottles of a few different vintages in our cellar and it’s a while since we tasted the 2009.
What are we drinking this week? Belargus des Treilles 2010, Pithon-Paillé
It seems appropriate after my recent update on Jo and Isabelle Pithon’s domaine, to open a bottle of one of Jo’s beautiful sweet wines, Belargus des Treilles.
Update on Jo Pithon and Domaine Pithon-Paille – top estate in Anjou
Jo Pithon, legendary winemaker in Anjou has sold his domaine to Ivan Massonnat after 40 years of dedicating his life to wine.
A beautiful bunch of Chenin Blanc still hanging on the vine at Chateau de Fesles in the heart of the Bonnezeaux appellation taken on Saturday.
What’s going on in the vineyards in September 2018?
Harvest is in full swing here in the Loire and for the first time in three years we are seeing broad smiles on the faces of our partner growers as they bring in decent volumes of lovely looking grapes.
Budburst 2018 – a few pics
A couple of pics taken first thing this morning in the garden where we have 6 Cabernet Franc and 6 Chenin Blanc vines.
Wine Education – focus on the Anjou Blanc Appellation
Anjou, the winemaking region around Angers and stretching as far east as Saumur, has been famous for its Chenin Blanc wines since the 9th Century. There are many appellations that fall under the Anjou umbrella