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... and followed with a final crustard.
Wines were good - a 2013 Chiroulet La Côte d'Heux from Famille Fezas (Gros Manseng) and a 2013 Cuvée des Filles d'Embidoure, a Merlot dominant Bordeaux blend.
The service was a little stretched but the food was good and a fine time was had.
What a great few days we had spent in Gers. It seemed ages since we arrived in the room with the alembic running at ...
The final day in Gers tinged with sadness but somehow we all felt like we had been there for quite a while - I guess fitting in so much in such a short time has it's advantages. We ate our final breakfast and said goodbye to our Auberge.
Fun was had trying to pack the selection of wines, Armagnac, prunes and preserves into my case - it was akin to Tetris apart form when you filled a complete row it didn't disappear. There was a point when ...
... came down sternly on the table with a bang, "Non! Not yet". We were all frozen and no one dared to make any move until permission was given. Floriane had the room under full control and her watchful eye.
1. 1998 - 100% Ugni blanc 44%
Much darker in colour than the other Armagnacs we had sampled so far. Vanilla, nuttiness, creamy and with some sweet spice on the nose. Smooth palate which went through caramel into a ...
... Gascon captains from the Italian wars and was the father of the sword of D'Artagnan the local hero and fourth Musketeer. The sword is etched into the side of a sparkling wine flute with the hilt at the top, blade facing down. The glass is filled to the base of the tip with Pousse Rapière liqueur made from Armagnac infused with orange. This is then topped up to the hilt (see what I did there?) with Vin Sauvage, a crips white sparkling wine made by ...
... main market awaited.
The market was quite extensive and had a vast range of fresh food on offer - cheese, fruit and veg, fish, meat, bread, prunes, candid fruits and nuts - everything the discerning French chef might which to purchase to delivery the finest of feasts! This was a local market and well used. As we passed down the length of the main street and turned to go back up, many of the finer produce on display we saw on the ...