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Thursday, 17 December 2009

2008 Fié Gris, Eric Chevalier, Domaine de l'Aujardière

22nd September 2009

Rather forgot that I hadn't posted a note on Eric Chevalier's 2008 Fié Gris that at tasted at the stand of Swig Wines Ltd at the Boutique Wineries tasting held in London on 22nd September 2009. The tasting was held at the headquarters of the BMA (British Medical Association), who rather ironically had recently issued a warning about the perils of drinking alcohol.

Given the theme was 'boutique wineries' you might anticipate that the Loire would have a strong showing. Not the case at all – just three wines: the Fié Gris and a Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé from Pascal Jolivet, which will be the suject of a separate post.

Eric's 2008 Fié Gris (also called Sauvignon Rose or Sauvignon Gris) VDP Val du Loire confirmed the good impression I had of this wine from the tasting of the Sauvignon Blanc Project wines in Tours in February 2009. It has delicious crisp, refined grassy and gooseberry fruit, good weight with an attractive touch of bitterness in the finish.

Available from Swig Wines Ltd (020-8996 2950) for £13.95 a bottle.

See mention of Eric Chevalier here.

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