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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Epeigné-les-Bois: 2016 répas des gens avec un esprit jeune (Part 1 – le Répas)

Répas des ainés 1er octobre 2016

 The mayor of Epeigné-les-Bois – Christian Percevault – addresses 
the commune's guests at the start of the meal
(above and below)

Epeigné-les-Bois holds its annual Répas des Ainés on the first Saturday in October. You have to be 65 or over to qualify for an invitation to this lunch.  Today 70 sat down to a five course meal.

Menu – duck terrine, pike quenelles in a shellfish sauce, 
pork cheeks, salad and cheese, 
Paris Brest (replaced the Millefeuille), coffee and liqueurs 

 2015 Sauvignon, Appellation Touraine Protégé, 
Jean-Claude Legrand 

 2015 Côt, Appellation Touraine Protégé, 
Jean-Claude Legrand 

The two still wines – a Sauvignon and a Côt both from 2015 – were supplied by Jean-Claude Legrand in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher. The Sauvignon and the Côt were easy drinking and typical of their appellation. This will be the last year that the wines will come from Legrand as the domaine has been recently bought by Grands Chais de France. Legrand sold because his children are not interested in taking over. 
 Two sparkling wines served with the dessert:

White: Dans ma Bulle, Méthode Traditionnelle, Vin de France, 
Garanne, Saint-Georges-sur-Cher

Rosé: Fines Bulles de Touraine,Méthode Traditionnelle, 
AC Touraine, Jean-Claude Legrand 

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