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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Marc Plouzeau: Les Devants de la Bonnelière Touraine Sauvignon 2007

This lemony, grassy Touraine Sauvignon made by Chinon producer Marc Plouzeau was bought from Earthy, an organic food shop, in Edinburgh, for £7.40. It was clean, well made but with the varietal characteristics to the fore. The Plouzeau family has owned Chateau de la Bonnelière since 1846. Marc has 18 ha of vines, which are cultivated organically with some biodynamic treatments also used. The range includes Ante Phylloxera, an AC Touraine that comes from the Clos Maulevrier from 40 ares of very old, ungrafted Cabernet Franc vines.

Marc Plouzeau, Route de Marçay, 37500 Chinon.

Earthy, 33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1SX Tel: 0131-6672967 Web:

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