Tuesday, 11 November 2008

The Last Wine Tour of the Season

As the starlings start to swoop in on the last grapes left on the vines we close another chapter on our 5th year of Wine Tours in the Loire Valley. Our last group left yesterday morning on the high speed TGV train from Angers to London and will leave behind fond memories of the many colourful characters they have met on their visits behind the winery doors.
Jean-Paul generously gave our group an opportunity to taste the Domaine de Mihoudy Anjou Red 2008, still fermenting and straight from tank.
The Coteaux de Layon 2008 was vigorously fermenting away at Domaine de Mihoudy. The strong fermentation odours took our breathe away.
Back in the Saumur appellation in Brossay, Guillaume at Chateau de Fosse Seche filling the oak barrels with the white “Tri de la Chapelle”, their late harvest Chenin Blanc.

We are now taking bookings for our Wine Tours for 2009 - the season starts again in mid-March so click on the link to see the Wine Tour & Stay Packages at La Grande Maison for 2009.

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