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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!!" 


Anonymous said...

Olivier Cousin, same guy of the pic?

Jim Budd said...

Looks like they have mixed up the photos! That is certainly Olivier Cousin.