Thursday, December 16, 2010

Grand Cru

What if JFG was right?
Read on the internet: wines from Languedoc, new AOC classification starting 2011 with 2 new categories: Languedoc Grand Vin and Languedoc Grand Cru.
Will the “grand cru” mention help even more?

We drank with an excellent meal prepared by Murielle for 7 guests:
Blanc de Valandraud 2007 still one of the top fine white wines in France
Mauvais Garçon 2007 good and even great considering the vintage
Fleur Cardinale 2001, the 1st vintage produced by the Decoster family and the very first one of a great series of successes
Pingus 2006, a star in the world of wine, a true icon. If you drink it you understand why. All is said.
Valandraud 1998, this bottle was quite good, an incredible proof for those who don’t believe. The reward for the work is in the glass.
Maury 2007 Thunevin-Calvet, what better than this wine to pair with the chocolate cake from Lopez?

Before the meal, we tasted samples of 2009 Valandraud and Fleur Cardinale, as well as a 2008 Valandraud which, once bottled in a few weeks, will be one of best we produced.

It is cold…

If you have any reliable information please share them with the media..... Meanwhile, many rumors are going around: Wine wholesalers being sold, famous properties here in Saint Emilion being sold, and in the Médoc: some classified growths are eager to expand their power and wholesalers to secure their supplies. The appetite of Chinese customers probably contribute to this purchase frenzy, perhaps is it just smoke and of course, money is only being lent to the rich... owners or wholesalers or, more typically it is a normal evolution.

Is Lafite planning to expend? Is Cheval Blanc only building a large cellar as a noble gest?
In any case, it proves the economic vitality of the wine industry, despite what some bankers think, and various cellars here and there…

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