Dom Perignon 1998, delicious, easy to drink as an aperitif at the beginning of dinner. With Caviar, our Blanc de Valandraud n° 1 2004 was a good match.
Following, roast beef with ceps (Boletus Edulis) and grating dauphinois (potato gratin), served with bottle n° 949/1500 from Domaine de la Mordorée 2003 called Eternité, La Plume du Peintre. This wine was amazingly rich (15.4%) and still for me, easy to drink, especially after spending some time improving in my glass. Valandraud 1998 was still able to follow and the Maury 2004 from Calvet-Thunevin was a perfect match to a soup of fruit and vanilla (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries from the garden).
This morning, meeting in Saint Etienne de Lisse: it looks like only decoration needs to be completed in our new guest house (6 beautiful rooms with bathrooms, living room, dinning room and kitchen) which will allow us to receive comfortably our customers and maybe rent on a weekly basis the “Château” to rich tourists.
In the cellar, Remi and the employees from the cellar are transferring Valandraud 2005 from the barrels to finish aging in our concrete and wooden vats. This technique seemed to have worked quite well with our 2004 (thank you Patrick!)