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’.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Naturally produced sweet wines require lots of hard work in the vineyard. Chenin Blanc is so suited to sweet wine with its naturally high acidity and lovely grapefruity bitterness that comes from sinking its roots deep into the schistous slaty soils of Anjou (its great on limestone too!).
Normally in La Pointe it’s possible to walk down to the river and alongside it. You can sit on one of the benches and admire the tranquil water or potter along and find a more solitary spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a picnic.