Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Saturday, 16 June 2007

just the wine bit for now...

Well today's homework is on wine. An excellent source of enjoyment
& bonhomie.

Now as l'm sure you remember l am rather partialed to the odd glass or 2 of the old red, and so was to be the case on our recent visit to Chateau Lasserre. The Duchess purtled out of the village like an old Queen, attaching corners with such vim & gusto that belied her great age, taking us, in some style, l might add, to the aptly named Domaine Le Fort .


Hurtling past vineyards & sunflowers we headed to a rather small but perfectly formed domaine & the ever open bottles of the degustion. Nestling in the corner of an ancient animal byre in what had once, many years ago, been a fortified barn, sat rows of bottles. Grape varieties with the scintillating names as Viognier, Baies des Anges, sauvignon blanc & the good old Bridget Jones stand by in the form of the old perennial favorite, chardonnay graced the bottles of white, whilst of my favourite tipple, the reds there were such classics as pinot noir, malbec, syrah and what was even better was even the most expensive bottles were still under
10€, now how good was that? l must confess to not really being a great lover of the white, but the Viognier 2006 had um, don't sound tooo pretentious girl, the most wonderful bouquet of [calm down] sort of - spring really, fresh, crisp, summer fruity like.......


What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon especially as it is some time since l had visited a vineyard as such. In my childhood Dad & me used to compete in the Angers Air Rally, & the best bit, apart that is from spotting the Chateau, was the tasting of the wines. Those were the days, scrabbling around the floors under tables collected sparkling wine corks to take home.

Did we bring wine home? Well yes. A couple of wine boxes, [merlot & chardonnay] which we had to book in as an extra piece of hold luggage, such a waste, due to recent security paranoia. Did it damage the contents of those precious boxes? Nope!

15 comments:

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

oh muddy you lucky so and so!!I never knew you drunk wine!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

My head's banging just thinking about it. I love the odd glass but it doesn't half make me suffer the next day! Sounds like you had a great dad.
Crystal x

Milkmaid said...

Glad you had a great time, look forward to reading more, Mmm Coniston Cold YFC used to hang about with that gang when I was younger, still do really,don't remember an exchange, but could have been a bit before my time as I was a late starter with YFC or when I was at college

snailbeachshepherdess said...

Sounds wonderful but did we ever think it wouldn't? From Jealous as hell in Snailbeach

Grouse said...

It sounds as though it was a really rewarding break........if you were a bit closer I'd be round to have a taste of some of those..........

Grouse said...

Must have had too much myself last night.....dont remember commenting twice on your last blog........OMG! Is it too much vino or senility taking hold?

muddyboots said...

no, neither more likely the damp seeping into all corners! watch out 4 rust!

sally's chateau said...

Muddyboots, about that job as marketing manager for Le Chateau !! Did EVERYTHING you said and now awaiting my first batch of Americans. Hurry up back I hadn't realised you enjoyed a glass ... or two.

muddyboots said...

that's good SC, you didn't forget the bit about TSCO dressed in a sheet & going woah??

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

I suppose muddy that the hot water bottle might have to be one of those china otherwise would not the tea taste of rubber?

Now that commetn is going to ocnfuse people no end aint it!!

Pondside said...

MMMMM - what a wonderful day that must have been!

Suffolkmum said...

Sounds amazing. Deeply jealous.

sally's chateau said...

MB, why would I need a sheet ? Visitors thrilled by the prospect !!

Gwen said...

Sounds wonderful. My parents have a vast cellar of wine under their house and I am following in their footsteps.

muddyboots said...

SC, that's for the less visually aware shall we say?

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