Friday 7th of August was the perfect day for a wine tasting in domaine Klein with Lutz Hellweg and his wife from Perigord Import, wine import company, now importing wines from Klein Aux Vieux Remparts’ estate and located in Lüdenscheid in Germany.
Françoise Klein’s welcome was just wonderful, because she made a visit of HER garden … we followed the arrow signs …
We went up the stairs, we opened a door, we went through a hallway, we opened a second door, then … what a wonderful discovery of this hidden garden, where all aromatic plants, wilde or not, grow : mint, purslane, wilde rocket, tarragon, sage, basil, and of course, vegetables : red, yellow, purple tomatoes, tetragone … It is no use trying to name all of them, I would forget many.
“It is really simple, I never take off one plant or one variety which is growing somewhere, if it is growing, it means that it feels well there” explains us Françoise Klein. We took advantage of this visit to refresh our olfactive memory thanks to all these flavours, just before the wine tasting.
Thank you for this visit, it was really great !!
We tasted then some white wines from Albert Sounit’s estate, we started with the Côte Chalonnaise Blanc 2007, very pleasant, well balanced, a long finish, then the Montagny 1er cru les Coères 2007, very rich, well matured grapes. A wine which only 20% have been aged in barrels, in order to keep fruits and elegance. A well-made wine !
The other bottles went directly to Germany in order to be tasted and we hope … would be enjoyed by our german friends.