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Matching Malbec (Cahors) and truffles. It is the season!

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A great wine video about Cahors & Malbec & truffles. It speaks of the renaissance of Cahors. An up and coming appellation.


http://www.graperadio.com/archives/2010/12/26/the-scent-of-black/


Thanks to Robert McIntosh @thirstforwines for providing this video. And as we are in the truffle season it has prompted us to post a little about our Malbecs.


We have four malbecs currently available (updated 17/8/2011). But beware: wine 3 and 4 (below) are available in very limited quantities.

1. Zette Rouge 
Sleek and modern Malbec $14.99 an absolute bargain.



Named in the November 2010 edition of Wine Enthusiast Magazine Worlds top 100 best buys of 2010!!!  “In a modern, smooth style, with plush fruit and dusty tannins, this is a ripe, open wine, an easy expression of Malbec, New World in its fruitiness.” 



Winsor Dobbin in Wine Hunter wrote about the
Zette Rouge. "Zette is the second label of Domaine de Lagrezette, one of the leading producers in Cahors, southwest France, where malbec is king. …

3 independent reviews of our wines this week

Hot on the heels of The review of Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec 2009 in the Sunday Herald Sun has come a review in Wine Hunter of Zette Rouge  and in The Weekly Review Magazine, a review of the Chateau Lagrezette Cru d’Exception Malbec 2005.

For a business open which has been selling wine on the market for just 3 months, we are very pleased with these reviews. We hope that out philosophy of bringing value for money wines to Australia from the Bordeaux region and the South-West of France has hit the mark and there is a place in the Australian marketplace for these wines.

Here are the three reviews...

The review of the  Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec 2009 was written by Wendy Hargreaves, Food and Wine Writer for the Herald Sun. She named the wine Drink Of the Week, saying "Fans of sauvignon blanc looking for something new to try will love this well-priced French drop.   Like the ubiquitous Kiwi white, the Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec ($17.99) is dangerously easy to drink—crisp and dry, but no…

Drink of the week

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The team at DiscoverVin are thrilled with our first newspaper review which confirms what we already know! We have some great value for money wines. 


This review of the  Chateau Jolys Jurancon sec 2009 was written by Wendy Hargreaves, Food and Wine Writer for the Herald Sun. She named the wine Drink Of the Week, saying "Fans of sauvignon blanc looking for something new to try will love this well-priced French drop.   Like the ubiquitous Kiwi white, the Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec ($17.99) is dangerously easy to drink—crisp and dry, but not overly so,with a more elegant fruity flavour than explode-in-your-mouth sauv-blancs. This wine, from Bordeaux in the south of France, would be a perfect match for seafood and shellfish, but also goes down a treat with pre-dinner dips and nibbles."


Some readers will realise that this wine is from near Boredeaux in the region of Jurançon, but well said Ms Hargreaves!




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Three tasting opportunities for our unique wines

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3 upcoming opportunities to taste wines from DiscoverVin


1. French Wine tasting 
Casa de Vinos, Port Melbourne-Thursday 12th May 2011
see our earlier blog http://discovervin.blogspot.com/2011/04/wine-tasting-coming-up-next-month-in.html


2. Alliance Française Albury-Wodonga French Film Festival
Regent Cinemas Albury- Friday 27th May 
Opening session ticket includes nibbles and wine from DiscoverVin


Tickets limited so call Regent Cinemas for bookings
Our out of town friends might use this as an excuse for a weekend in our beautiful region. Why not check out a few wineries our maybe a meal and a glass of DiscoverVin wine at Source Dining or GiGi's of Beechworth?


3. For our friends in Brisbane
Monday 30th May 1500-1900
Story Bridge Hotel, Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Madiran, Jurançon, Cahors, Bergerac, Monbazillac... ...iconic appellations less often seen in Australia compared to other French regions.

Broaden your knowledge about these up and coming regions that use grape varieties such as manseng,…

Autumn dinner party inspiration - Jurançon Sec and mushroom soup - delightful match

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We recently posted 2 blogs about superb wine and food matches that we enjoyed over Easter - seafood paella and Ch La Rayre Begerac Rosé 2009 and coq au vin with sauce Madiran matched with Domaine du Crampilh Vieilles Vignes MAdiran 2006 . The trilogy in this unintented seres was last nights dinner. 
Lady Helen picked some fresh field mushrooms from our paddocks, some herbs from the herb garden, some lemons  and conjured up a delicious soup using a recipe published in Stephanie Alexander's food bible the Cooks Companion which many of you no doubt have on a shelf in your kitchen (and if you dont maybe its time to run and get one?!) The recipe is called Tom's Mushroom Soup. Helen used a lot less cream than that stated and it was still rich and delicious. 
Cream of something soup can be a challenging wine match. Some use a dry white and sherry can be a great match. The recipe included 3/4 cup white wine so we opened a Ch Jolys Jurançon Sec 2009 and at this great price one can use it…