What a lovely lady!
This is the last day of our 3 week tasting trip and what a place to finish at Pierre & Fils Brigandat Champagne.
Madam Brigandat gave us a tour of the winery and then a degustation, what a warm and kind lady she is,
Back in the car and we have arrived in the Cotes du Rhone to visit Domaine Grangeneuve.
The Bour family started this Domaine in the mid 60’s, its geographical position in the heart of the Rhone Valley is crucial and gives the character to wines crafted at this vineyard.
Domaine Grangette – Picpoul de Pinet
Grangette is situated in the northern region of Languedoc and is where we purchase one of our most popular white wines Picpoul de Pinet. The welcome here is always very warm this is the fifth year we have visited this small family owned vineyard.
Chateau Rouquette sur Mer
After a lovely relaxing weekend we drive towards the sea where we call in on Chateau Rouquette sur Mer.
We have an appointment with Jacques and Francois (the father and son team here) Rouquette in the La Clape region of Languedoc, this is one of the largest Chateau’s we buy from, in total the estate covers 420 hectares but only 50 hectares are planted with vines.
Last evening we stayed with friends from the UK who have kindly welcomed us for the weekend whilst we are visiting vineyards in the Languedoc region - back on the wine tasting trail we are to travelling to two different Domaines today.
First visit to Chateau Spencer la Pujade in the Corbieres region of Southern France.
Domaine Treloar – Harvest has started.
First thing today we leave Spain after nine very enjoyable days visiting our suppliers, travelling daily through the beautiful countryside and receiving a warm welcome where ever we stayed.
Over the boarder to France and to Domaine Treloar, this is one of the original Wineries we bought from, Jonathan and Rachel own this 12 hectare’s vineyard.
We have travelled across the plains of Spain at the foothills of the Pyrenees and arrive at Almiral de la Font which is situated a few miles South of Barcelona.
This is our first visit to the Winery although we have stocked the two wines made here for a year. Paul the owner gave us a tour of the vineyard which is a small estate of only 5 hectares.
Rioja is a very beautiful place and today there isn’t a cloud in the sky and light breeze – Perfecfto!
Rioja wines have featured on our list since we started selling wine in 2010 and today we are to visit two Bodegas, firstly Bodegas Urbina and then we visit David Moreno who we found on a cycling trip many years ago in 2005.