Sunday, 3 August 2008

Muscat morning..chilled Rose evening

Tasted an excellent selection of sweet Muscats made from the Muscat Petits Grain grape. This is one of the many members of the Muscat family. These wines were in the idyllic village of St Jean de Minervois up in the hills. The project was on behalf of a UK client. A competitive price was essential for a quality wine. My favourite Muscats are from Domaine Barroubio and also Clos Bagatelle...however these were too pricey for this project. I will crunch numbers on Monday morning and see whether we can do a deal.

Zoomed down to the beach to catch up with Sue and the boys. After a refreshing swim we found a stunning beachside restaurant where we had a seafood frenzy and a delicious 2007 Rose from Domaine Piccinini....a wine estate from La Liviniere in the Minervois.

The Rose was a deeper, richer intensity than my normal preference, but it worked really well with the grilled tuna and Rouget.

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