Tagged with "Coteaux du Layon"
La Renaissance des Appellations – Domaine de Juchepie
Layers and layers of exotic aromas from macerated raisins and caramel to black tea, ginger and spice. A truly delightful wine. How anyone can say they don’t like sweet wine I don’t know.
Getting a grip on the 2016 vintage
Tomorrow starts a crazy few days of wine tasting here in the Loire valley.
10 Things to do in the Loire valley for foodies
The perfect place for food and wine lovers, the Loire valley has some amazing local products to try.
10 Things to do in the Loire valley that you might not have thought of
Looking for a few ideas for things to do in the Loire valley?
The wines from Domaine Ogereau in Anjou were tasting fantastic when we visited last week
A new estate in Anjou – Domäne Vincendeau
Close to the banks of the Loire and overlooking the small island of Behuard, Liv Domäne has found a delightful spot to base herself and her winery.
Leduc-Frouin Coteaux du Layon 1976
Antoine carefully removed the cork and checked the wine. It was perfect – a beautiful golden colour but still crystal clear gleaming in the glass.
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
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.
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.
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.
Loire Harvest 2014 with Pithon-Paillé
Pickers picking, grapes arriving, press pressing, juice settling, Isabelle cooking, Joseph washing barrels, Jo surveying and Wendy welcoming – it was all hands on deck yesterday at Pithon-Paille. After 2 years with tiny yields (7 and 11hl/ha), there are plenty of smiles in the winery this year as volumes are up to around 25hl/ha (still low but much more encouraging) and grapes are coming in looking ripe and healthy.