After our request for some wine reviews from readers, to take part in the free book draw for Rosemary George’s new book Wines of the Languedoc, we are pleased to publish a review from reader Barbara Simpson-Birks.
By Barbara Simpson-Birks
We have so many lovely wines in our region, it’s difficult these days to find a bad one.
When we first arrived over fifteen years ago it was not the same story, but happily now we are spoiled.
My favourite vineyard is Domaine Savary de Beauregard, handily placed between Montanac and Meze.
Christophe Savary is an absolutely charming man who oozes kindness and knowledge. He loves to take you around the Domaine and taste the wines. He is helped by Jenny and Robin Hibberd who not only help on the domaine but also organise wine tastings in the UK and deliver.
We buy wine for our gites from Christophe as they are beautiful and reliable. It takes the guess work out of choosing for our guests, who don’t have to scan the supermarket shelves looking for a pretty bottle, on the grounds they don’t know the local wines but like art work.
I love all Christophe’s wines but I will tell you about two.
His PicPoul De Pinet is unctuous, it gets into your mouth and stays there, it’s chewy and not acidic. Simply wonderful.
La Petite Cour is my choice in his reds. It’s a deep tasty everyday drinking wine. We are currently drinking 2014, but we have never had a bad one.
I think we have tasted every wine Christophe makes so why not pop in and do the same.
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If you want to win a copy of Rosemary’s book, please send us a review of your favourite Languedoc wine(s), and you will be entered into the draw along with Barbara.