Every second thursday of september, the winemakers from Chinon celebrate the Saint Gargantua day. This feast was inspired by the exuberant character created by Rabelais, the famous 16th writter from Chinon. Thus, the 12 of september, the winemakers from the King’s Valley will come to Paris and present their Cabernet Franc that «clarify mind and comprehension, calm down anger, cast out sadness and gives joy and happiness».
Jean-Louis Page from the Domaine du Puy Rigault will be in the typical french bistrot La Midinette, located in Paris’ most romantic place : Montmartre.
He will present two red wines that have been selected in the Guide Hachette 2014 : Cuvée Tradition 2011 and Vieilles Vignes 2011.
Jean-Louis Page’s wineyard is situated on a small hill called « Puy », which gave the name of the Domaine du Puy Rigault in 1945. He made two nice cuvées. First, the Tradition 2011, which ripe fruits bouquet is very expressive and give also freshness sensations. The mouth is clear and direct, completed by fine tannins. This wine is a typical Chinon.
Pairing Tip : Goat Cheese
Sainte Maure de Touraine
The Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is matured in oak barrel for 10 to 12 months.
Its nose combines cherry fruitstone and undergrowth, palate is harmonious and well balanced by a supple tannin structure.
Pairing tip from La Midinette :
Beef cheeks and oxtail in crock pot
Domaine du Puy Rigault
+33 2 4758 9692
2 rue Robert Planquette
+33 1 4254 4070