Monday, 13 April 2009

In Veritas, Vino

Dr B. thought I should also have noted the wines we had at our Easter repas, so here goes. All the reds came from the Languedoc region, so for us they have the "taste of holiday", though if the truth be known it's been a long time since we have been down there ...

Champagne, Brut Grand Cru, NV, Ouriet-Pâture, Ambonnay (located in the appropriately named maybe to anglophone ears Rue de Bouzy)

Chateau Pique-Sègue, AOC Montravel 2007, White, Medaille d'Or Paris 2008, Port Sainte-Foy
The name « Montravel » comes from the Latin In Monte Revelationem (On the mount, I had a revelation)

Domaine le Cazal, Le Pas de Zarat, AOC Minervois 2000, Red, La Caunette
(The vineyard is at the end of a former French Route Nationale over the Minervois hills that has however now been declassified and seems as if it is going nowhere)

Chateau Vaillé, AOC Coteaux de Languedoc, 2007, Red, Salelles du Bosc, Medaille d'Or, vignerons independants, 2008
(The Vaillé family have been vignerons since 1792)

Domaine de Viranel, Trilogie, VdP Cessenon, 2002, Red, Cessenon-sur-Orb