|Catherine and Vincent Ogereau; Joëlle and Claude Papin, Marie-Annick and Yves Guegniard|
3ème mousquetaire : moi, à 10 secondes
4ème, 5ème et 6ème mousquetaires : Joëlle, Marie-Annick et Catherine, à environ 30 secondes.
Fermeture des portes du train : 10 secondes plus tard.'
At Montparnasse it's a long way from the Metro platform Line 4 (from the Gard du Nord – the Eurostar station) and the mainline platforms. Furthermore it is a bit of an obstacle course as you go up and down staircases.
More reflections to follow later this morning.
Anyway back to the reflections on the Layon stars' visit. Many on Monday night remarked on how different the three Savennières from the Clos le Grand Beaupréau were. Even though there are variations between the sites of each growers vines in the Clos – Claude and Joëlle's, for example, are at the top on the higher slopes, each producer's Savennières has a different personality.
Claude said that the better the vignerons the more marked are the differences from similar plots and that wines made by poor vignerons or those with high yields and who pick at the wrong time when the grapes are not flavour ripe the more the wines are similar.
Any Quarts de Chaume producer who wants to be able to use cryoextraction to make their wines is very welcome to make their case here. Either by posting a comment or by sending me an email at email@example.com
Excellent comment from David McDuff on the Facebook link (http://www.facebook.com/#%21/profile.php?id=749237912) to this post:
'David McDuff Let's hope the syndicat votes it down. Quarts de Freezer would be a true travesty.'