Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Libby and I were invited for lunch by our friends Anne-Marie and Vincent on Sunday.

Anne-Marie owns and runs the excellent Comptoir de St Genes wine bar and restaurant and Vincent is a winemaker and vineyard owner in St. Colombe. They live just round the corner from us in a beautiful house with the most stunning views over the vineyards of Cotes du Castillon.

We had a great meal starting with oysters fresh from Cap Ferret matched with the very first outing of the new Chai 2009 Baron de Roussanne since bottling and it showed superbly!

For main Vincent grilled some enormous magret de canard on the open fire in the kitchen. Vincent like me is a huge fan of wines from the Midi and we tasted some lovely wines from Domaine Gauby, absolutely perfect with the duck. The lunch was finished with a stunner of a Chenin Blanc dessert wine from Bonnezeaux in the Loire Valley.


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