10 March 2010

Chateau Grezan range on tasting this weekend

This Saturday we will have the wines of Chateau Grezan open for tasting. Not only will we have the wines available but we'll also have Lionel Razimbaut from the chateau to give you a vinous tour of their wines.

Chateau Grezan's wines are made in the shadow of a Knight Templar's castle. The castle now serves as a backdrop to the vineyards and their cellars are used for their very own winetastings. I can't promise that we will have any ghosts of Knights Templars roaming about the market but you will be able to enjoy Ch. Grezan's wines.

The chateau is situated in the Faugeres appellation, north of Beziers in the Herault department and has a well earned reputation for their red wines. Within the appellation, they are allowed to grow syrah and grenache as well as carignan, cinsault and mouvedre. They also grow chardonnay and pinot in the region but as it is not part of the AOC classification, they cannot sell it under the Faugeres appellation.

Whatever the appellation or lack thereof, we will be tasting their entry level chardonnay and pinot noir.

We will have on tasting their flagship wine, the Cuvee Arnaud, 2005. A rich and spicy blend of syrah and grenache, the 2005 is tasting mighty fine at the moment and would be a perfect partner to rich, gamey dishes as well as hearty cheeses.

We're also going to be featuring the Les Schistes Dores, one of their premium wines, again a blend of mostly syrah with a bit of grenache, a smooth powerhouse of a wine with a lovely nose of black fruit, spices and chocolate. You won't want to miss that one.  

The wines will be on tasting all day on Saturday from 11 - 5 pm. We hope to see you soon!