Sunday, January 11, 2009
Finally the Wine section of Wine.Bread.Cheese
In 2005 Robby and I went on a trip back to France with his Mom Pamela. I am very happy to have been lucky enough to do this trip and with my Mother-In-Law, who I love. We were able to do many things that I missed on my first trip which was our honeymoon. We climbed the Eiffel Tower, drove from Bordeaux to Paris, went to Versailles and ate even more great food than on the first trip.
One of the very special parts of my second trip was the visit to the Vouvray vineyard and winery Domaine D'Orfeuilles http://www.orfeuilles.com. At the time Robby was working for Country Vintners an American Distributor for D'Orfeuilles. He arranged for us to have a tour and tasting at this small family owned estate.
Arnaud and his father Bernard Herivault are the current owners and cultivators. Arnaud took us on a tour of the vineyard then through the cellar and on to the tasting room where we sampled more wines than I can remember. While in the cellar Arnaud asked me what my birth year was. Then after my response he handed me a bottle of the 1980 Demi-Sec Vouvray. I was floored! What a great gift and memento to take home.
Well we waited long enough and just recently decided to pull the cork. I made a wonderful sauteed scallop and fried leek risotto dish which match PERFECTLY to the delicately aged Vouvray.