Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Real Wine Fair: some photos + new Cour-Cheverny producer
Laura Semeria, Château de Montcy, Cheverny with her 2008 Cour-Cheverny
This was the first time I had met Laura Semeria (Terra Laura) and tasted her wines. I was impressed by the precision of her 2008 Cour-Cheverny with attractive citric and peach flavours and a good backbone of acidity. Enjoyable now but very likely to develop further complexity with more bottle age. Laura's wines are imported into the UK by François Domange's Vinothentique.
Laura with the 2009 Rouge Plentitude, Cheverny and 2008 Cour-Cheverny
Father Gerasim, Alaverdi Monastery, Kakheti, Georgia
with the 2011 Rosé Rkatsiteli
Christian Chaussard, Domaine le Briseau: Jasnières and Coteaux du Loir
Below: Natalie Gaubichet, Domaine le Briseau
Natalie Gaubichet and Christian Chaussard's 2010 Kharakter, Jasnières is currently showing well. Imported into UK by Les Caves de Pyrène.
Fine shirted Olivier Cousin
Olivier Cousin told me that his trial date for the allegedly fraudulent use of Anjou on his labels using the designation Vin de France keeps being put back. Olivier asserts that as his vines are planted in Anjou and that as his farming practices are designed to fully reflect their terroir he has the right to use Anjou on his labels. Are the French authorities having second thoughts over the wisdom of pursuing this case, I wonder?
Luc Sébille (Chinon): clearly a man, who is enthusuastic about his wines!
Thierry Puzelat tells a paparazzi to push off!
Brett Jones: "Wink, I don't think you should have done THAT in public!!"