Tour des Gendres Bergerac and chatting organic wines with Le Caveau

Wine bottles ready for tasting. Photo: pexels.com
Wine bottles ready for tasting. Photo: pexels.com

I catch up with Pascal from Le Caveau to chat about our Wine of the Week and all things organic and biodynamic in the world of wine for Christmas.

It’s been a good week for food chats – beginning with craft beer in Kilkenny, to shopping for Christmas presents for food lovers and winding out a Friday evening sipping on a wickedly tasty Tour des Gendres Bergerac 2014 with Pascal of Le Caveau.

There are few people you’ll meet with the passion, enthusiasm and knowledge for all things wine than Pascal Rossignol.

The family-run Le Caveau shop began supplying French wines from its Market Yard base in Kilkenny back in 1999 and over the years that followed has become one of the leading suppliers for trade and retail of natural, organic and biodynamic wines in Ireland.

But what do those terms means? And when it comes to Christmas in particular, is there something you could be looking out for wine-wise that goes well with the turkey or leads into the dessert?

With those questions and more besides take a listen to the chat below between myself and Pascal, as well as discussing the show’s Wine Of The Week, the aforementioned Tour des Gendres Bergerac 2014 red.

About The Wine

Bergerac le Classique is a Merlot (70%) with Malbec, fermented in stainless steel tanks, maturation takes place half in tanks, half in barrels; the wine is neither filtered nor fined. The nose is neat and powerful- ripe small black berries and sweet spices, the palate is finely balanced, ripe plums, black cherry and fruit of the forest with hints of fine saw dust.

“Bordeaux-lovers should head straight for this wine, with its delicious, beautifully defined, poised blackcurrant fruits and pleasing dry finish. An organic wine made from a blend of Merlot and Malbec, this is one of my all-time favourite wines, a fine match for most red meats, but perfect with roast lamb.” – John Wilson, The Irish Times

If you’ve got a food business or product with a story to tell, particularly around the Kilkenny and Carlow areas then I’d love to hear about it. You’ll find me chatting and playing tunes weekdays 3-6pm on KCLR Drive.

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