Gros Plant du Pays Nantais Sur Lie – Pierre Chanau

I’ve tasted my way from Nantes to Pouilly-sur-Loire over the course of several visits to the region. I’m a big fan of Muscadet in the summer; for me it’s the perfect wine to wash down moules mariniere. I wrote recently that Gros Plant was made from the Picpoul grape – however research for this article…

Pinot Noir Bouchard Aine & Fils

An attractive looking bottle from a well respected Burgundy producer. Tasting notes: Initially detected some earthy, toasty, oaky notes. Hints of berry fruits. Typical pinot noir texture. Wine Colour – Red Price – £12.66 Where do I get it from? Widely available Current Vintage – 2016 Producer – Bouchard Grape – 100% Pinot Noir Region/Country…

Bourgogne Chardonnay Bouchard Pere & Fils

We used to go to France every 2 months to stock up on food and wine. With declining Sterling rates, busier lives and Calais resembling a post-Apocalyptic bandit-zone we lost interest… Last week we returned. Calais is still not what it used to be; there’s high fencing, razor wire, and most of the roadside trees…

Isla Negra Sauvignon Blanc

I thought this was good, if not memorable Sauvignon Blanc. Very good value at £5, however and good everyday table wine. This comes from Cono Sur, another branch of Concha y Toro. Tasting notes: Initially detected some sharp, fruit notes. Hints of citrus fruits. Good texture. Dry (but not bone dry). Wine Colour – White…