Mitch O'Sullivan

log fire wine

AUTUMN CHILL; LOG FIRES; WARMING WINES

Leaves are falling, days are getting shorter, and gunshots disturb the calm on a Sunday morning as the hunting season gets under way. As Halloween approaches, it’s time for log fires, venison stew, a good film, and warming wines!

My wines of the month:

Cuvée Seduction, Chateau Seignoret Les Tours, Bergerac 2003
Aptly named! Body, warmth, complexity and length. A combination of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Powerful aromas of red fruits. Full bodied, fruity, with well integrated tannins . As with a lot of 2003 wines it is high in alcohol at 14.5% but extremely well balanced so the alcohol doesn‘t dominate. Drinking now and for at least another 10 years. Wonderful with red meats, venison and strong, hard cheese. Needs to breathe at least 2 - 3 hrs beforehand.
Price : 11.00 euros. Free Tasting.

Miss Terre, Chateau Haut Lavigne, Côtes de Duras, 2004
My second wine of the month comes from Duras. Produced by Nadia Lusseau who works organically with tremendous respect for the environment. Her red is produced from 50% Cabernet Franc, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% merlot. The nose shows complex aromas of cassis, cedar, truffles and a touch of spices and menthol. Medium to full bodied, well balanced with a long fresh finish. Drinking now. Price: 12.00 euros.

Richesse Classic, Bergerac 2003
For those of you who enjoy a medium bodied modern wine with classic styling, Richesse Classic is a merlot based wine supervised by a South African oenologist. This is an elegant wine, with aromas of spices and plums. Well structured with generous black fruit flavours and soft, silky tannins.
Price 6.90 euros. Free tasting.




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Domaine Chater
Iain et Jacky CHATER
Vignoble de la Lègue
47120 Saint-Sernin
0553646714
www.domainechater.com

Château de La Colline
Mr Charles Martin
Les Combes
24240 Thenac
+33(0)553618787
www.la-colline.com

Chateau Beausoleil
Guibert Denis
Maine du Bost
24240 Monestier
05 53 58 81 20

Chateau Belingard
Comte de Bosredon
Belingard
24240 Pomport
05 53 58 28 03

Chateau Ladesvignes
Michel Monbouche
Ladesvignes
24240 Pomport
05 53 58 30 67

Domaine de Grange Neuve
Grange Neuve
24240 Pomport
05 53 58 42 23

Chateau Le Fage
Le Fage
24240 Pomport

Clos Bellevue
Royere Blanchard Michel
24240 Flaugeac

Domaine de Fraysse
Fraysse
24500 Eymet

Chateau Richard Croix Blanche
Doughty Richard
24240 Monestier
05 53 58 49 13

Chateau Les Hauts de Caillevel
Sylvie Chevallier
24240 Pomport
05 53 73 92 72

Chateau Larchere
Larchere
24240 Pomport
05 53 58 25 84

Domaine du haut Montlong
Alain et Josy Sergenton
24240 Pomport
05 53 58 81 60

Domaine de Montlong
Michael Lambert
24240 Pomport
05 53 58 44 10

Chateau Les Fontenelles
Bourg
24500 St Julien d'Eymet
05 53 58 82 01

Cotes de Duras

Domaine du Vieux Bourg
Cotes de Duras
Bernard Bireaud
47120 Pardaillan
05 53 83 02 18

Domaine Amblard
Cotes de Duras
Guy Pauvert
47120 Saint Sernin-de-Duras
05 53 94 77 92

Domaine Les Bertins
Cotes de Duras
47120 Saint Astier-de-Duras
05 53 94 77 43

Domaine du Chauffour
Cotes de Duras
47800 St Pardoux Isaac and 47120 Soumensac
05 53 93 85 46

Domaine de Durand
Cotes de Duras
Michel Fonvielhe
47120 Saint Jean-de-Duras
05 53 899 02 23

Domaine du Petit Malrome
Cotes de Duras
Alain Lescaut
47120 Saint Jean-de-Duras
05 53 89 01 44

Domaine de Grand Truchasson
Cotes de Duras
Teyssandier Pere et Fils
47120 Saint Jean-de-Duras
05 53 89 04 38