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Organic or not? Can you tell the difference when you’re out in the vineyard?
We often ask our guests to tell us the difference between one parcel and another. What can you see that’s different ?
Spring is here at last and the buds have burst
At last it feels as if Spring has arrived and in the vineyards, things are moving quickly.
Recipes from Le Tasting Room’s kitchen – spicy cauliflower, blood orange & endive salad
Here’s a seasonal spicy salad that is great on its own as a light lunch or perfect served alongside crispy pork belly or griddled salmon.
Salon des Vins de Loire 2023 – Thomas Frissant
One of the winemakers we were keen to meet at the Salon des Vins de Loire was Thomas Frissant, young vigneron in the village of Mosnes.
Salon des Vins de Loire 2023 – Chateau du Petit Thouars
Sebastien du Petit Thouars was on good form at the Salon des Vins de Loire and it was great to taste through the current range with him and his winemaker Clement.
Vineyard update from Vouvray 15 March 2023
Straight back to work – the first thing to do was to take a walk around the vineyards here to see the state of play.
Salon des Vins de Loire 2023- Domaine de la Cotelleraie
Anne-Claire Vallée was on top form at the Salon des Vins de Loire. We tasted the current range and one or two new wines to the portfolio.
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.
Coteau des Treilles 2013 – Pithon Paillé
We didn’t know whether to be excited or sad as Nigel reached for the final bottle of Coteau des Treilles in the cellar last night.
Clos de l’Ecotard – Thibaud et Michel Chevré
It’s a long while since we tasted Michel Chevré’s wines. The last time we saw him was at a tasting in Saumur accompanied by his young son.
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends that celebrate this important day in the calendar.
Diversity in the Vouvray vineyards
Walking through the vineyards this weekend we came across this delightful sight. An ocean of Cosmos flowers bordering an organic vineyard.