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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.
Spotlight on Savennières during our live Zoom tasting 23/01/2021
In the next live Zoom tasting which will take place on 23rd January at 8pm French time I’ll be shining the spotlight on Savennières.
What are we drinking this week? L’Enthousiasme 2014 from Domaine Ogereau
We have a really soft spot for the appellation of Savennières. Home to fine white Chenin Blanc wines, full of character and minerality from impossibly shallow top soils sitting above the schist and slate of the Massif Amoricain.
Midweek dinners – wholewheat spaghetti with anchovies, onions and white wine
Such an easy mid-week dinner and one that is really rich in flavour. It’s hard to believe there are so few ingredients.
Wine tasting on a Sunday in the Loire – Chateau des Vaults
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’.
Frost damage in the Loire 2017
Sadly I have to report that after an extraordinarily difficult year in 2016 due to frost, the Loire has yet again been hit hard in 2017.
Classic car day
We had a great day out with a group of sixteen classic car enthusiasts.
The wines from Domaine Ogereau in Anjou were tasting fantastic when we visited last week
Domaine de la Bergerie – lovely wines and a great restaurant
We’re happy to add another local producer to our Loire wine tastings this year, Domaine de la Bergerie in Anjou.
We were invited to see how work is progressing at Domaine FL today. Beautifully situated in the heart of the Layon, this project is nearing the final phase.
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
Clos du Papillon 2005 Savennières Domaine du Closel
Lovely elegant aromas of lime and white flowers are followed by a rather exotic note of saffron and stone fruit which is just beguiling. Rich and round on the palate, not too fat or heavy, nice acidity and balance. Really, really good.