Email postcard #1

I have decided to publish the email postcards that started this whole thing rolling. It was a way of letting our friends and family know what we were up to and they seemed to enjoy it… I hope you do to! We travelled through the Rhone, Burgundy and Champagne in July/August this year.

Email postcard #1

We are having an awesome time on our French wine adventure and still only 2 days in! Sunday was a heck of a trek – left the house at 4AM and arrived in Vacqueyras at 6PM!!

Vacqueyras is a great little village and we visited 3 amazing wine makers yesterday. Domaine Couroulu has been praised by Parker as one of the best value wine in the whole of France and the guy we met there was great. We tasted 6 wines, the highlight being a 2006 Vacqueyras Villes Vignes. The second tasting wasn’t as friendly but wine was good (Domaine Montmirail) and the third, Domaine Montvac, was run by an incredible lady who reminded us of our good friend Max!

Went o Avignon this morning and for me the most impressive bit was finding The Hotel D’Europe… Floyd’s old hangout! We then went for lunch in Chateuneuf de Pape and had a brilliant tasting at Ogier. Thy are part of a group that produce wines all over France but we just concentrated on the Chateauneuf. The Blanc 2011 tasted very Burgundian and very good, the reds were incredible – we did a horizontal tasting from 2009 to highlight the differences in their vineyards, which was incredible, then we were blown away by some 2000 and 2003 from their #1 cuvée.

We move up to the Northern Rhone tomorrow, staying in Tain Ermitage so will update you on how things are coming on. Currently 33 bottles to the good!!

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Posted on October 21, 2012, in Travel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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