It is my favourite time of the year in SW France. The days are still sunny and warm but there is a lovely nip in the air early morning.
It is a busy time of the year as it is grape harvesting time. We have had a fabulous summer and as a result it is forecast to be a good year wine wise.
This area is famous for its wine; reds from Bordeaux and St Emilion, rose from Bergerac, sweet white from Monbazillac and a favourite of mine - sauvignon from Duras.
The savignon is amongst some of the best that I have tasted and I would go as far as saying that it is as good as the kiwi and aussie sauvignon. I think that I had better stop before I get my self in trouble.
Last night we had a fabulous picnic amongst the vines and enjoyed a fabulous bottle of Duras sauvignon which simply oozed gooseberry and elderflower crispness, overlooking the Duras countryside, you cannot get much more local than that!
As you know from my earlier post, I have promised to share some more of Kees's fabulous photos with you so tomorrow I am going to showcase a series of photos that Kees has taken of Monbaziallac through the seasons.
Bon lundi et a demain,