Monday, 21 April 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Two of the organisers
VinaViva is an annual tasting put on by an organisation at Saint-Etienne de Chigny, a village on the north bank of the Loire between Tours and Langeais.
Putting theory into practice
Brendan Tracey (Vendômois): "Of course I'm a big fan of the Ramones!"
Claude Aupetitgendre: Montlouis and Touraine
Géraldine Pialoux from the Roannaise
Marie Thibault-Cabrit: Azay-le-Rideau
Matthieu Coste: Coteaux du Giennoise (above and below)
Pascal Pibaleau: Azay-le-Rideau
Vincent Chauvelot: Châteaumeillant
Dominique Joseph (Le Petit Saint-Vincent, Saumur)
tasting his 2012 nobile, Saumur (below)
Saturday 5th April: dropped into Café de la Promenade for lunch where Dominique Joseph and Frédéric Filliatreau were having lunch with their wives. The 2012 nobile (100% Chenin) Le Petit Saint Vincent was showing very well.
Frédéric Filliatreau (Domaine Filliatreau)
Ludo Ragot of Café de la Promenade pouring wine