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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Celebrating being back in the Loire – 2Gs: Saumur Blanc (Guiberteau) and Chinon (Grosbois)

We arrived in the Loire early evening yesterday just in time to settle in and relax with an apéro. We went for Domaine Guiberteau's straight 2011 Saumur Blanc refreshing and mineral and ideal after a drive from London.    

Then with our individual chicken pies bought from Billings in Sydenham and, I confess, imported into France. We buy almost everything from local shops here but we make an exception for the first meal in Epeigné because of the long journey. Anyway the pies matched Nicolas Grosbois easy drinking 2014 La Cuisine de ma mère, Chinon with its lovely juicy black fruits and soft tannins. Despite the rather iffy label Nicolas' wine was delicious and the level in the bottle slid down with alarming rapidity.  

Tomorrow another remarkable dance to the wine of time @Lamé Delisle Boucard!

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