Monday, 20 May 2013
#2013RAW: a few photos of Sunday's session
RAW sign and part of the fair
2013 RAW mirrored the success of the Real Wine Fair in March by again attracting a large number of interesting consumers. Such was its popularity that in the early afternoon there was a short queue in the street waiting to be allowed in. One very positive sign was the number of younger people attracted come and taste wine and meet the producers.
François Saint-Lô, who has two hectares in the Vienne towards Poitiers, was showing off three 2012 wines from his first vintage. Despite having chosen a really difficult start for his début his attractively soft and easy drinking Grolleau 2012 was a juicy charmer, his more structured, well made Cabernet Franc with red and black fruits and his Chenin showing potential. On this showing François has made a good start! (François Saint-Lô, Rue des Belles Caves, Le haut Nueil, 86120 Berrie. Tel: 06.32.84.63.33 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jean-Pierre Robinot: Les Vignes de l'Ange Vin
François Blanchard: Château du Perron/Le Grand Cléré
Caroline Henry models the Spring Collection
Guillaume le Grand founder of TOWT
whose company chartered Mil'Pat to transport
the equivalent of 4000 bottles across the Channel from Fécamp plus some olive oil and tea.
RAW attracts plenty of the younger generation keen
to meet producers and taste their wines