When you hang around wine drinkers, anecdotes are in all conversations. After a few glasses, some stories become your stories and you only want to share them around. You remember the shape of a bottle, a specific talk with a producer and particular emotions that arose when what you had smell and what you had tasted were revealing the unexpected balance and harmony.
Following up this visit at the French wine review fair, I am pouring myself a glass of my forever favourite red (Fleurie, 2005 – Domaine Monrozier) to tell you all about my first Sunday crush. I may have left the place with a spinning mind but I do remember the best, as the best always remains.
Welcome to a world of Passion and Emotion!
If you think of a place where you had an admirable wine, it is usually because of a particular instant and boundary that you have created with what was around at this very moment.
I felt quite lost when I entered the main hall and looked around bemused for a minute before I saw a very stylish blond gentleman standing proudly next to Château Preuillac. It was Jean-Christophe MAU, creator of flavours in Pessac-Léognan who instantaneously introduced me to his wines. After a very promising Château Preuillac 2001, that is when Jean-Christophe started to tell me the story of its Emotion de Preuillac, vintage 2005 that he got all my attention. A wine made with the best fields and selected grapes of his lands in