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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Loire Millésime – Fontevraud 19th - 22nd April 2017 – some fine bottles from dinner

 2010 Les Rogeries, Anjou Blanc, Domaine Richou
Grand vin d'Anjou from a lovely vintage

We had a very enjoyable opening dinner last night with some fine bottles. Unfortunately the cold temperatures overnight here in the Loire with the threat of another vintage hit by frost rather subdues the pleasure these wines gave. 
 1989 Les Picasses, Olga Raffault, Chinon
1989 one of the great Loire vintages 
and a treat to drink this excellent Chinon
with the typical ripe richness of 1989 

1992 Savennières Roche aux Moines, Domaine aux Moines  
Quite austere, still youthful from a difficult vintage 
that followed the frost of 1991
Made by Monique Laroche 

2007 Jubilation Le Pallet, Les Vignerons du Pallet
2007 was their first vintage of Cru Communaux 
Around 24 months on the lees
More evidence that Muscadet ages well.

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