Thursday 18 September 2014

Chateauneuf du Pape

We drove down to Avignon yesterday, and today we got the bikes out and cycled to Chateauneuf du Pape - one of the most famous wine growing areas in the world.
The village was surrounded by miles of vines, stretching right across the horizon. Some of the grapes had already been picked, and farmers were buzzing around in little tractors pulling trailers piled high with grapes.
We stopped to take close ups of the grapes and I tasted a couple. I had always thought that grapes used for making wine were supposed to taste sour, but these were lovely, really sweet and juicy, but with lots of pips.
We had lunch in the village and tried some of the finished product - verdict - excellent.

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