Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Quick Sprint for Bastille Day & #winechat

Today is Bastille Day (or La Fete Nationale) in France and Stage 13 of the Tour de France. The finish of today’s Tour stage is in Le Cap D’Agde on the Mediterranean in the Languedoc region of France.

This coming week on #winechat we will be celebrating the wines of France. I received several samples for the event, including the Tortoise Creek Wines 2011 Pinot Noir which is made in Limoux, an inland locale in the Languedoc.

This wine makes a fitting tribute to the French on Bastille Day as well as tying in the Tour de France (my annual France obsession) and #winechat nicely.

The wine pours ruby in color with trends to purple. The nose projects a spiced raspberry dessert, maybe a crumble, buckle or cake. In the mouth the wine is smooth with fine tannins and more of the red fruits like raspberry and cherry. The finish is of moderate length and nothing is out of balance. 

I can’t wait to find out more about this and the other wines on Wednesday night.

Happy Bastille Day France! Back to the bike racing.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

Li V. said...

Happy Bastille Day to you and Margot! That Pinot Noir sounds great, my mouth is watering...