Our friend Jo Diaz reviewed our Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc and Rouge organic wines today in her delightful “Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz” Wine Blog today. Jo has a wonderful habit of inviting friends to a fabulous dinner, using our wine pairing suggestions to create an outstanding organic wine tasting event. Her menu for the evening included: Roasted, paprika and herbs chicken with roasted white potatoes, an organic garden salad, and apple and sour cherry Gallettes served with organic vanilla ice cream. Yum! Sign us up for the next dinner Jo!
Here is what Jo had to say:
“Les Hauts de Lagarde 2015 Blanc ~ This white wine was soft and round, from its Semillon grapes, and yet the Sauvignon Blanc brought out its tartness, leaving a delicious grapefruit flavor lingering on my palate. The roasted potatoes made it all blend really well… the tart and the smooth… Les Hauts de Lagarde 2015 Rouge ~ For a Merlot, this wine was as I always wanted a Merlot to taste… Soft, smooth, and just blending in, not dominating. When I read – this morning, not last night – that this wine pairs well with poultry – not mentioned in what pairs well with the Blanc – I was stunned. I had discovered it accidentally, but I’m here to attest that this is spot on for this wine.”
Vignobles Raymond – Quality Bordeaux Blends Made with 100% Organic Grapes
The motto of producer Vignobles Raymond is “WE LOVE OUR SOIL, YOU’LL LOVE OUR WINE, IT’S ONLY NATURAL…” We couldn’t agree more! What makes the main difference in these wines produced by organic agriculture, is the word “respect”: respect of the soil, on which the vine is planted, respect of the vine, respect of the organic methods, and all of this for the respect of the environment and the respect of the consumer. Vignoble Raymond’s wines reflect a certain “savoir-faire,” speaking deeply to their heritage with a distinct taste of place that only organic wines can impart.
Both Les Hauts de Lagarde Blanc and Rouge will make perfect additions to your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow! The wines are available at Whole Foods Market and 365 by Whole Foods as well as other fine retailers nationwide. Read Jo’s full story by clicking the Link below.