Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wine Tasting

Yesterday we went to the Domaine De Bouscaillous which is a great vineyard in the Gaillac region. We were royally welcomed by Mme. Causse the owner. She is half the attraction of a visit to this wonderful place because of her warm and charming welcome. She speaks English although we usually try to use French and her knowledge and detailed explanations of the grapes and the process of wine making help you to really understand how the wine tastes so good.

Here are the chais where zillions of gallons of wine ferment making a wonderful musty winey smell and Mme. doing her stuff.

Just a few of the bottles for sale, they include a sweet fruity white dessert wine, a deep rich red, a nutty spicy white aged in oak barrels and a light crisp white called perle which has just a hint of sparkle to it. They usually have a sparkling white too in a champagne style. We celebrated our wedding with it but sadly they have sold out for this year.

And of course they win lots of of awards.

Here is john doing his stuff, our dear friends Heather and Gus enjoying a sip, and a couple of sample bottles.

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and try to visit if you can.

1 comment:

JoeyJoJo said...

Hmmm looking forward to exchanging wines with you.