I admit I’m a bit Rhône-centric and have been on a bit of a run for the last few days.
Piedlong is another of the Brunier wines. This is a Châteauneuf, but an unusually simple one consisting of just two grape varieties – 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre.
I was given two bottles of Gramenon Elémentaire, a 2016 and a 2018, by a wine merchant as a gift a few years ago.
Recently Aldi UK decided to flog off some of its higher-priced wines at half-price, bringing them down to ten quid.
In the entry for Jacky Blot’s Clos de Mosny I said that I must have already mentioned his Bourgeuils and Triple Zero sparkling.
More shopping in France. The nice folks at Carrefour Market emailed me a voucher for 8€ off any spend, which I spent today on olive oil and salt-crystal butter.
After my trip to Belgium (see previous post) I visited St Omer, and the town’s branch of Monsieur Vin (a small chain of merchants.)
A few months ago I was made aware of Ch. les Cruzelles by a merchant who was offering the 2019 in bond.
As Lego Marchbanks straddles the border between Scotland and England, I’m up at 4.30am tomorrow to cross from England into France.
I couldn’t leave Coldstream without visiting Lees Haugh, an area of field south of the town. A kind of peninsula, it is almost surrounded by the River Tweed.