Easter is Vouvray!

Caves de Vincent Raimbault, Vouvray

The 2009 Vouvray is ready! Vincent Raimbault, Vouvray opens his doors this Easter with his annual  Portes Ouvertes. Not only some lovely wines to taste, but also the troglodyte bread oven with be working again, cooking fouaces, brioches and bread with vine prunings and roots.  You can watch (and taste) the delicious Rillons and Rillettes de Touraine being made in the traditional way.  There’s fouaces with rillettes, goats cheese and garlic butter to try too.

Vincent Raimbault is a long term favourite of ours, both for classic and sparkling Vouvray at sensible prices. The 2008 Vouvray Sec and Demi-Sec gained a Silver Medal  Au Concours des Vins du Val de Loire à Angers this February.

With wine tasting in the cave, there are exhibitions from three artists:  Julien Hebras, furniture renovation, marquetry and wood turning, Carine Lepretre, painter and decorator from  l’Atelier du Galet Rouge, and Yvette Kulwikowski, a local artist.


5 responses to “Easter is Vouvray!

  1. Sounds a lovely event. Vouvray is one of those hidden gems. Those that think of it as old fashioned and a bit dull are truly missing a trick. Wonderful wines.

  2. Original Easter event… drink wines instead of eat chocolates 🙂
    I would love you to talk about this event on our community online http://www.knowyourwines.ning.com, it could be interesting for all my French friends !!

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