French Country Travel Life is full of Winos. The “drinking it “variety and the “makin’ it” kind. As you travel through the French Country backroads, you get the impression there just might be more winemakers than wine drinkers! I can tell ya DA BG does.
But, whatever the reality, it’s safe to say that regardless of your choice of French Wine – red, white, rose, and any/all variations of – there’s a (for me, HAPPY!) over abundance. And you don’t need anyFrench Language Lessons or French Sentences and Phrases to get the most out of it
Naturally, it’s the French Wine Regions that are the most widely known that first come to mind. The Loire – celebrated for it’s elegant, mineral packed whites, the Pouilly Fumes and the Savignon Blancs. As well as the pinnacle of the Gamay grape – Touraine. But wait – there’s more! – the earthy nuances of Cabernet Franc proudly exhibited in Chinon and Bourgueil.
Plus – the Loire offers one of the richest histories of all the French regions, due to the fact that it was the home/vacation spot for a majority of the Kings of France. Meaning – an (again) over abundance of some of the greatest
So, before you start thinking French Tourism is paying me for all this – remember that virtually every region of France has some incredible wines to offer.
One region that is low on the radar’s of most non-French is the Quincy. (pronounced -“Can-See”) It starts just below the city of Verizon, (just before the Loire curves right toward Bourges) and borders on the Cher region to the East. Here some of the tastiest, and little discovered Savignon Blancs(“Savignon Fume” in France) can be found.
One of the Quincy Wino “posse” is Phillipe Portier. This is a slice of his life. Bonne degustation! (good tasting)