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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

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Nau Frères (Bourgueil): portes ouvertes

We had a very good visit to the Nau Frères' Portes Ouvertes on Friday tasting wines from 2010 back to 1996. Nau Frères are based in Ingrandes-en-Touraine and the current set-up was established in 1989 when the families combined their vineyards under Patrice and Bertrand Nau along with their brother-in-law, Abel Osorio. 

We started with easy drinking 2010 Rosé with its light red fruits and made from one third immediately pressed juice and two thirds saignée. Then onto the ripe and very drinkable 2010 Les Varennes with its sweet black fruits – a real cuvée printemps.  

Table decoration in the cellar

A picnic in the vineyard just above the chai

The autoroute A85 and its viaduct passes close by

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