Sabrer une bouteille de Crémant. To open a bottle of Crémant with a sabre or sword. Lots of fun for special celebrations.
Ok, so you’re staying in Angers in the Loire and you love wine and you think ‘right, it’s Sunday tomorrow, let’s go wine tasting’.
An article this morning that I reposted made me think that I would write a few words of my own about the growing number of ‘natural’ sparkling wines on the market today
2016 turned out to be a very tricky year for them with miniscule yeilds of around 6hl/ha.
There are different ways to prune vines. Here in the Loire in Anjou we see a lot of Single Guyot and Double Guyot pruning, a cane replacement system.
Bâttonage is the French word for stirring the ‘lees’
A few things that you might not know about the Loire valley.
Watched a very interesting French documentary this morning that goes into the detail behind Crémant versus Champagne.
La Coulée de Serrant quits Interloire. What does that mean?
Out and about in the vineyards yesterday we stopped for lunch in Fontevraud at Le Comptoir des Vins which is just opposite the entrance to the abbey. This little restaurant is partner to La Promenade in Bourgueil and works along the same lines: you choose a bottle of wine from the rack and a supplement of 8€ is added as a ‘corkage’ charge.