Congratulations to Manu and Tess Guillot-Broux (right). I’ve just read in this month’s Bourgogne Aujourd’hui magazine that their excellent organic Mâcon Cruzillle ‘Les Genièvrières’ 2008 has been awarded 18.5 points by the mag’s esteemed tasting panel. “a sublime Genièvrières…quite simply a true ‘vin de garde’ with a fresh, pure nose and floral and vanilla notes…an unctuous palate, subtle, round and ‘gourmande’.” The red wine, noted as “superb” gets 16.6 points.
Congratulations to Helen and Nick at Chateau Claribès in Gensac near Sainte Foy whose latest wine – Vieille Vigne Malbec – has just been awarded a Bronze Medal at the International Wine Challenge in London. This award follows stars from the renowned French wine guide the Guide Hachette and goes to prove that British winemakers are pleasing palates on both sides of the channel! You can visit Helen and Nick’s organic vineyard, taste their wines and stay in the gite next door to the Chateau – click here for details.