26 July 2014

Bergerac: Le Tour, a time trial and a biodynamic red wine.

The Tour de France 2014 is coming to an end. Today, a time trial will likely decide the minor placings, but probably will have no bearing on riding down the runaway winner Vincenzo Nibali.

No problem, there is still the beautiful scenery to enjoy and the last wine of our Taste the Tour Pack. Tonight's Tour wine is classic of the Bergerac region from a famous biodynamic producer. 

And even though the tour is almost over for another year our Tour wines are still available to enjoy.  If you are looking for some value wines that introduce the wines of the south of France this pack is it! 

Here are the notes from our Taste The Tour pack....

Stage 20: Bergerac
Saturday 26 July - Time Trial Bergerac : Périgueux 54km

What happens in the organisers' dreams? The final winner is decided in this 54 km time trial.  Bergerac, the second city of the Dordogne area has only been visited by the tour twice before but has a long history of wine making.
The Bergerac region is picturesque and historic with bastides (walled towns) medieval cities, chateaux, Romanesque churches and abbeys and gorgeous stone villages full of character and history and some exciting wines.

A classy Merlot/Cabernet (60:40) blend from a sought after biodynamic producer.  This complex beautifully balanced and satisfying red wine is from one of Bergerac’s renowned producers, Luc De Conti. Layered fruit and lovely tannin structure to the wine. Very classy wine at this price.

Suggestion: This is a superb tasty wine that goes well with game, duck, stews and cheese. We will be cooking a porterhouse steak and topping it with some Café de Paris butter. Its one of our favourite recipes and so easy! We make a big batch of Café de Paris butter in summer when we have fresh herbs in the garden, and keep it in the freezer to use as required. We often use Myrtleford Butter Factory butter as the base.  Neil Perry's recipe is our favourite version. 

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