Friday, 29 January 2016
2016 Millésime Bio - Wednesday 27th January 2016
'Amphore maestro' Fred Niger Van Herck and his wines
Rémi Branger, Domaine de la Pépiére, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Alliance Loire: Hugues
'Police records!' - Thierry Delaunay, Touraine
Arnaud Lambert, Domaine St Just, Château du Bréze
Saumur and Saumur-Champigny
It was very good to taste again with Arnaud – something I have been intending to do for some time. An impressive range of both whites and reds from the two domaines and very interesting to hear from Arnaud what a lamentable state the vines of Château de Brèze were in when he took it over. This was a project that he expected to work on together with his late father – Yves – who sadly died of cancer far too young – leaving Arnaud to carry on by himself.
Gilles Bonnefoy, Les Vins de la Madone, Côtes de Forez
A number of attractive wines here: good vibrant 2015 Roussanne and 2015 Migmatitic – Gamay sur Granite – as well as 2014 Mémoire de Madonne – juicy fruit and nicely balanced.
makers of powerful and characterful reds from the Languedoc