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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Expert Club Saumur, Intermarché

A Loire red from Intermarché

My rule of thumb on family driving holidays in France is:

- drink local
- go for medal-winners
- spend around €5 - €7 on wines to drink now / in the next 12 months

Driving through the Loire en route back from the south, we stocked up on some local wines from Intermarché; it's a great way to get a general feel for a region without the need to invest too much time or money visiting individual chateaux or producers.

That sort of deep-dive can come later. When teenage children aren't around, for example.

Expert Club Saumur, 2018, (€5, Intermarché) herbaceous raspberry leaf, green pepper, pencil shavings and spice; red and black cherry fruit and soft red berries; mineral and precise; supple, fresh, and elegant.


Match with roast lamb, beef stew or salami.

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