As promised yesterday just a short few notes on some of the Ladies involved with some of the great wines we get from the ‘Old World’. Our wonderful Bordeaux is produced by Chateau La Gatte, and Hélène Fenouillet, is not only wine-maker, but she also has time to be General Manager, head of Domestic sales, and run the B&B at the Chateau. With a wealth of experience in wine having worked for some of the biggest names in wine like Chateau Latour, Chateau Rauzan-Ségla  in Bordeaux and Domaine Florentin in the Rhone Valley.

South of the French Border in the Beautiful region of Catalonia Nuria Altes and husband Reafael De Haan, have combined their experience in the wine trade to create an exciting Bodega Abanico.  Their ambition is to reflect the regional tipicity of wines, and by working with leading producers in each area and selecting predominantly indigenous grape varieties that offer an authentic taste of Spanish wine. One of best wines sourced by the couple is made by young winemaker, Beatriz Paniagua. The challenge was to create a wine true to the Toro region without sacrificing elegance and control. The secret: very old vines and a delicate woman’s touch.

 An other shorter hop this time across the Mediterranean Sea, brings us to Italy, and Antonutti in Friuli. This family run winery has Mother and Daughter team of  Adriano and Caterina working tirelessly with the rest of the family to produce some excellent wines from a true magnificent Pinot Grigio to the local favourite Friuliano and some great reds. So as this week end why not show your appreciation for women in wine and actively seek out a wine, with a woman’s touch.

, our wonderful Bordeaux is produced by Chateau La Gatte, and Hélène Fenouillet, is not only wine-maker, but she also has time to be General Manager, head of Domestic sales, and run the B&B at the Chateau. With a wealth of expierence in wine having worked for some of the biggest names in wine like Chateau Latour, Chateau Rauzan-Ségla and Domaine Florentin in the Rhone Valley.

 

South of the French Border in the Beautiful region of Catlunia Nuria Altes and husband Reafael De Haan, have combined their experience in the wine trade to create an exciting Bodega Abanico.  Their ambition is to reflect the regional tipicity of wines, and by working with leading producers in each area and selecting predominantly indigenous grape varieties that offer an authentic taste of Spanish wine. One of best wines sourced by the couple is made by young winemaker, Beatriz Paniagua. The challenge was to create a wine true to the Toro region without sacrificing elegance and control. The secret: very old vines and a delicate woman’s touch.

 

 

 An other shorter hop this time across the Mediterranean Sea, brings us to Italy, and Antonutti in Friuli, where this family run winery Mother and Daughter,  Adriano and Caterina work tirelessly with the rest of the family to produce some excellent wines from a true magnificent Pinot Grigio to the local favourite Friuli