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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Utterly delicious 100% Groslot 2014, Famille Vaillant

I bought this from Ludo Ragot's clearance sale at Café de la Promenade (Bourgueil) just before he and Sophie handed over the bar. 100% Groslot or Grolleau, depending on which name you choose for this grape variety, sold as a Vin de France, this is a completely delicious red. From Famille Vaillant (Domaine des Grands Vignes) in Thouarcé. Very soft with no impression of tannins and at 11% fairly light in alcohol, this just slips down a treat. Not a wine to analysis and anyway impossible as it disappears too quickly!

More evidence that Groslot/Grolleau can make delicious easy drinking reds in the Loire!

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