22.08.2017 - 22.08.2017 31 °C
This should be a short entry. We had a relaxing day today. Got up a bit late and read for a while with a couple of coffees. Arlene made us an early lunch of leek and potato soup. With some bread it was great. I went for a walk around town after lunch, then we did a bit of planning for upcoming weeks. We decided to visit a winery later in the afternoon. Our choice was Seigneurie de Peyrat. It's just outside of Pezenas. The young man who greeted us spoke passable English and was a genial host. I was surprised at the tasting. It was a sampling of 8 of their wines. It stated with 2 whites, then 2 roses, followed by 4 red. He didn't skimp on the pouring. By the way, it was free. We sat in the courtyard and he kept bringing out bottles of wine for us to try. Bought a couple of bottles. One was €11, it may be the most expensive bottle of wine I buy on our trip, but damn that tasting was good! We're going to have it with lamb. I can't wait. Pretty soon it was time to go for a walk around the vineyard, which we did. The main building is an old chateau that looks to me like has fallen into a bit of disrepair and is now being restored. We went through one of the rooms on our way to visit the garden and it was grand. Greeks statues, marble floors - the whole bit. When I asked how old the place was, our host wasn't sure of the age of the current buildings but told us that the base was built on Roman ruins. We walked out down a path that led us through some of the vineyards. It was really nice. The vines are literally hanging with gorgeous purple grapes. We headed back into Pezenas, bought a few groceries, had supper, then wandered around in the old town again. Pretty great day, even though it was a quiet one.