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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Vignoble de la Jarnoterie - St Nicolas de Bourgueil

My first stop on Monday at the Salon des Vins was Vignoble de la Jarnoterie. A family run vineyard of 24 hectares within the St Nicolas de Bourgueil appellation, I tasted 4 wines, one rosé and 3 reds.
Full details have been posted on the News section of the le tasting room website. In essence, we found the wines to be light and easy in style with good fruit expression and soft tannins. I particularly liked the Improvisation 2008 which is made from vines 40 - 60 years old and aged predominantly in large chestnut barrels with about 30% going in to small oak barrels for around 6 months.


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