Saturday, September 19, 2009

A very pleasant day out

We had a very nice afternoon with James and Pauline exploring a lovely area around Pic Saint Loup and had tastings at Mas Bruguiere and Domaine de L'Hortus. We weren't too keen on the reds at Bruguiere but they sold an excellent white. A Marsanne Roussanne mix.

Then it was down the road to Hortus which is an extremely interesting cave being made entirely out of wood with a balcony overlooking the wine making process. There was a bit more choice here with nice whites (Viognier and Chardonnay mixes) and some elegant reds. Neither place was particularly cheap but both places had reasonably priced wines and you could taste your way through their offerings. I would definitely recommend a trip to Hortus.

As if that wasn't enough we popped into Chateau de Cazeneuve and L'Auberge du Cedre next door to see if we could taste and/or eat. The first was shut and the restaurant was full. Hey ho, the menu looked interesting and with either a 30 euros or 39 euros menu is worth trying.

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