June 10, 2015
krista

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Wine tasting in Gigondas

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Those were all my glasses from the tasting… Just kidding! 🙂

Wow! What a fabulous day. We met this morning at Patricia’s and jumped in chauffeured cars to drive out to the quaint and luxurious town of Gigondas.

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This is yet another village… About 20 minutes from Vaison-la-Romaine. We headed into a cellar and tried five Chateau-neuf-du-pape. All were extremely delicious. They also were all very different. To be awarded the name of Chateau-neuf-du-pape in France, the winemaker can use a blend or single grape. With this being said, only 13 varietals are allowed to be used. Also, it must be grown in a certain region of France. My favorite was the one with Syrah grape as dominant.

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This was Hugo our sommelier.

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After this, we headed to Michelin star restaurant L’Oustalet

Simply incredible.

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Eggplant velouté with truffle mushroom mouse

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Bouillabaisse with five different kinds of fresh caught fish including lobster

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Selection of three cheeses

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Stunning. Mint sorbet with Strawberry Macaron and white chocolate

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And finally a selection of bite size confections perfect with our espresso. Heaven ladies and gentleman. Heaven.

This was an incredible day. This restaurant was absolutely fantastic. I will be back here one day.

Tonight I have been invited to a French family’s home for an aperitif. I am so looking forward because this is going to be very authentic.

Oh! And dinner last night up at Madame Wells Farmhouse was sensational. Pictures below…

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Bonne Journee Everyone! Xo

4 thoughts on “Wine tasting in Gigondas

  1. Krista… Love it! Love the pictures and all of your descriptions! Thank you for sharing your experiences! I can hardly wait for your next post!
    Love,
    Aunt Jenny

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  2. Looks like another amazing day in your favorite part of the world! xo Mom

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  3. You look amazing- great dress!!

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  4. Krista, Thanks for all the great descriptions, and especially the photos! Looks incredibly delicious. Am jealous. : -)

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