The United States were in the place of honor yesterday with us. After the visit, a tasting of a few wines by our group centered around one of our oldest american customers, visit of our historical winery and a meal at home with Virginie de Valandraud 2009 and Valandraud 2004 to accompany an asparagus soup, sirloin with fries, comté and strawberries with raspberries flavored with vanilla from Tahiti followed by macaroons from Fermigier.
Valandraud 2004 is finally starting to reach a level of maturity. Just at the beginning of this level, this wine is made to last a long time.
Then a tour and tasting of our wines by Antonio Galloni. We were pleased to see him tasting with interest and passion. I took the opportunity to follow his lead and although I am nearly always anxious, this helped me to relax.
A rare thing indeed was that we then took the time to leave the house at Saint-Emilion and visit Valandraud together at Saint Etienne de Lisse to see our vines, the winery and to visit our good friends Fleur Cardinale, Rol Valentin, Pressac, Faugères and Mangot. I can't wait to read his comments on our wines but also on the other Bordeaux 2013s!