Day 4- South to Avignon & Southern Rhone

By October 11, 2010Winemakers
Truffe du Périgord - Récolte 2006 - Vue sur la...
Image via Wikipedia

Today we left Tain for a relatively quick trip to Montélimar, the nougat capital of the world, where we had a guided tour of how nougat is made and then sampled the different varieties.
From there it was on to lunch in a fairly remore farm house- a chambre d’hote or B&B French style, for a truffle themed lunch- truffles in every course, including dessert! A really authentic meal from that area of France- we all loved it.
We ended by visiting a truffle farmer and his dog, Emie, After an explanation of how truffles grow and how to use and preserve them, it was off into the oak forests to see how Emie searches for truffles- she found 4, and truffle season doesn’t start until November.
Tomorrow should be a great day in Gigondas and then later the University of Wine.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Author Vin Marottoli

More posts by Vin Marottoli
Book this tour today! Book Tour


Sign up today for FREE and receive great wine recommendations, recipes and travel advice from wine educator, writer and radio host, Vin Marottoli - plus special savings offers on our tours.

No SPAM! Your information will not be shared or sold to third parties. You may unsubscribe any time.