Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The last days of Summer

With this wonderful weather, the grapes, which are the sort for making wine, are as good as table grapes.
The sun during the day and particularly cool nights bring out the taste of the varietals.

Saturday with a some of the Americans staying at our house, we tasted the 3 white varietals soon to be harvested. The Sauvignon Gris have an incredible powerful aroma, the Sauvignon Blancs are no exception: with a palette of exotic fruit, pineapple, mango, orange, honey, very complex aromas and only the Semillon are more austere, more "discreet" .
The Merlots with their red pulp already taste very good, even if the skin and seeds are far from being ripe. Some of the Pomerols will most likely begin harvesting as early as Friday?

Too bad Murielle and I have a bad cold that prevents us from taking full advantage of those beautiful days of late summer.

This weekend, with my step-parents, we looked for juicy blackberries, figs, hazelnuts, which already give a taste of the fall, especially with the first chanterelles and cold morning, we already feel the harvest.

With a good steak, pieces from the butcher in Lussac (Mr Bernard Simon), we drank 2 fine wines, a Andreas and Griffe de Cap d'Or 1999 at their apogee and ready to drink now.

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