Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Today, we are continuing picking the Sauvignons Blancs.
The results of the analysis is:
Alcohol: 13.94 % vol
PH: 3.25
Total Acidity: 4.60 g/l

Last night, we attended the 1st event of the «Foire aux Vins » taking place at the Auchan Lac : Lots of people, lots of real customers who were buying wine to drink and were filling up their carts, also attending wine professionals and of course resellers looking for wines sold at a bargain price as well as customers who able to leave with 1 or 2 bottles of La Fleur Pétrus , La Conseillante, etc…
In the wine supplement section of the Nouvel Observateur, the cuvee “Bad Boy” was featured in an article.

A nice comment from our partner (Cordier) was also written about the future worldwide distribution of the Commanderie de Mazeyre:
“This wine has a beautiful plum colored robe, with glint of purple. Its expressive and complex nose has notes of preserved dark fruit, kirsch and violets, with elegant exotic touches of vanilla, pepper and cedar. The mouth is surprisingly powerful and round, with tannins going from crunchy to velvety showing a perfect control of the extraction. The finish is fresh and fleshy and opens on aromas of preserved cherries, prune mousse and hints of pepper and lightly roasted. This wine long, full, elegant, has great potential for cellaring. Time in the bottle will bring out his exceptional qualities.”

I had a bit of time to read the last book from Bettane et Desseauve “The great guide of French Wines 2008” (29 Euros for a great big book of 1183 pages). Are included, of course, our wines such as Valandraud, Clos Badon, Calvet-Thunevin, Présidial, etc… It is the first edition of a yearly series. It will be interesting to follow its evolution.

In any case, in addition to what we can expect from a guide, I saw a few nice thoughts and titles: For instance “No to Bio-d..ks”. Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve certainly don’t go in for half measures, and Michel is particularly strong in marking the minds and memories. Lets not forget that he came up with the expression “vin de garage” and the word “terroiriste” that everyone knows today. Still, I don’t agree with the article “too much alcohol kills wine”, I am actually surprised by the few lines which seemed to me too surreal. A good wine can make you forget the level of alcohol. If it is too obvious, it simply means that the wine is unbalanced. Well, at least this is my opinion…
Other than that, many thanks for page 74 (Haut Carles and Fleur Cardinale)

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