Hotel Le Coq Hardi
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... Unesco listed site but it didn't grab me, I did appreciate the engineering feat and the architecture however, Brendan LOVED it, he was totally in awe of this site. Weird, we are similar but different. So tonight we are bunking down at a farm just outside Nimes, we have electricity and wifi and the owner is a lovely French gentleman. This afternoon we sat and had a beer and soaked up the amazing late afternoon sun and said to ourselves, life couldn't get much better than ...
Medium to low intensity. Clear and bright. Fresh, black fruit nose with some warm spices. Soft, ripe tannins, fresh black fruit and good length.
7. Côtes-du-Rhône Premier Terroir 2011
Grenache 70%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 5%. 12 months in oak.
Deep colour, medium intense. No signs of age. Black fruit and summer pudding on the nose and fresh. Good intensity, rich black fruits and long.
... longer goes over the river Rhone but ends at about 2/3rds of the way over - I will need to do a bit of homework.
After our brief Avignon stop it was off on our way towards Mazan but on the way we decided to change plans and head to Carpentras instead, easy to do and we rolled into town after about 59km in good enough time for a visit to the tourist office, book accomodation and then ...
... were laid down. The castle has had some recent reno work done by it's current owner, Pierre Cardin, of all people. We loved this town.
We made a quick stop in Menerbes before deciding to head back to our accommodation as it was getting late and we were getting worn out. But we were looking forward to our Provencial feast we had bought at the market, including the wine we picked up in Menerbes.
A great way to finish a great day exploring the ...
... the ill-fated Huguenots. I had to look it up and found that indeed the Col de Sarenne is recorded as one of the refuges of these 16th & 17th century adopters of the heretical ideas of Calvin and they were rewarded, at least earthly, with persecution and exile. But if you wanted to hide this area surely can fit the bill.
In any event, the road became better and better, but still with hairpin turns and with the temperature down to 10C and pelting rain ...