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Friday, 27 September 2013

Lamé Delisle Boucard – cellars and orientating Mont Sigou

Bacchus statue deep down in the cellars

Last Friday before going to eat at Vincent Cuisinier de Campagne we had a quick tour of the cellars of Lamé Delisle Boucard as well as their new table d'orientation at Mont Sigou. It was in the Lamé cellars that Les 5 du Vin were treated to the now famous tasting of Bourgueil back to 1893. 

Old vintages of Bourgueil in the cellars

Quote from Cicero

Quote from Jean Carmet: 'The only weapon I tolerate is a corkscrew

Venue for the famous vertical

Large oak barrels in the LDB chai (above and below)

Photo of the LDB team

The viewpoint


Château d'Ussé in distance 

2013 Cabernet Franc ripening on Mont Sigou 

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