As forecast it has been wet during the night and now (8am) there is steady rain. Hopefully it will clear up later in the day. Tuesday is forecast to be better.
We are staying at Hotel Les Monts Damnes, the very comfortable hotel run by Karine and Jean-Marc Bourgeois in Chavignol. We had a very good meal here last night. As I often do, I chose the tagliatelle with the fresh goat’s cheese sauce, which is always wonderful and really Jean-Marc’s signature dish.
We drank the 2009 Vieilles Vignes Les Aristides, Sancerre Blanc from Thomas Labaille (Chavignol) – an attractive combination of richly textured fruit and mineral acidity. Then a silky mid-weight 2008 red Sancerre from Yves Martin (Chavignol), which confirmed the good impression I have of this small estate now run by Pierre-Yves Martin.