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Friday, 19 June 2015

Franz Saumon's 2008 Minérale + sees us back in London

2008 Minérale, Montlouis, Franz Saumon 

Wednesday early evening saw us back in London after a trouble-free drive back from Epeigné carrying a bottle of Franz's 2008 Minérale + in the car fridge, which was duly opened within minutes of being back in Forest Hill. With a slight touch of sweetness the golden coloured 2008 Minérale + is an ideal reviving draught after a long drive up through France. Beautifully clean and precise it is both a reminder of how good are dry whites in the 2008 vintage but also what high quality wines Franz makes. Time to buy some more wine from Franz when we are back in September!

Good to report that contrary to whatever concerns the Vouvray Syndicat and the INAO may have about the Loire being a barrier Franz's 2008 not only survived crossing the Loire, the Seine and then a train journey under La Manche (English Channel) to sing once poured into our glasses....   

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