Friday, 21 April 2017
Loire Millésime - 19th-22nd April 2017 – chasing after Rabelais.
Statue of François Rabelais beside the Vienne
Yesterday we followed in the footsteps of François Rabelais, author, man of many talents and the renowned promoter of the wines of Chinon. This included a visit to the Rabelais Museum at La Devinière in Seuilly.
Vines @La Devinière, birthplace of Rabelais
(above and below)
Young buds to date not
affected by the recent frosts
The pigeonnier @La Devinière
Eminent wine writer @ease
View of Chinon from South Bank of the Vienne
after a very dry winter
Vienne: Looking upstream
with statue of Rabelais on left close to the trees
Inside the Caves Painctes, Chinon:
Poster advertising the works of Rabelais