Un oeuf is enough!
Ageing a wine in a concrete egg allows gentle micro-oxygenation (like when using oak barrels), without the addition of any complicating aromas and flavours that come about with wood contact. So, arguably the resulting wine is a more pure expression.
Wine tasting in the Loire
Wine tasting in the Loire is unique and tasting rooms range from very rustic to chic and modern.
Dinner with friends
Took the opportunity last night to open a few interesting bottles with good friends who came over for dinner. Here’s what we enjoyed:
Jérémie Mourat – Fiefs Vendéens
In need of replenishing our stocks we decided to head west and collect our order from Jérémie Mourat, based in Mareuil-sur-Lay in the heart of Fiefs Vendéens. This appellation, which was granted in 2011 (it was a VDQS region beforehand), is one of the Loire’s lesser known names. All the more interesting for that, it produces a wide range of wine styles from a varied pallet of grape varieties. Whites from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, rosés from Grolleau Gris and Pinot Noir, reds from Gamay, Pinot Noir and Negrette.