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weekend wine / monday weather

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Some lovely wines at the weekend. Collet’s (Chablis) first vintage of Crémant is super and for a mere €8.40 from the domaine too! Gambal’s Dents du Chien is, you already know, a long-time favourite of mine. The 2011 is firmly in that traditiion – yum! Then, two from 2006, and they were super. The Morey is the most impressive aromatically with iron, mineral and cherry, the Vosne takes over in the concentrated sweet palate. A really super pair – 2006s seem in quite a good place right now – if these are anything to go by!

Today, I was early in the car, heading t the Côtes. Warm and sunny at 07h00 in Switzerland, it was sullen and cooler in Chassagne when I arrived – thunder-storms were forecast for today – the rain began about 10h15. Quite a lot of rain too – just what the dry vineyards would like – but it’s brought cool temperatures too, so hopefully less risk from storms later in the day.

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