|buckets, bottles, barrels|
The tour comprised of a film, a tour of backstage, a tasting and a little train ride around the grounds (with another little tasting). I have done a vineyard tour in Bordeaux before on my Erasmus year and my lasting memory was that although I understood wine and could say things like: "mmm, oaky...slightly tanic...smooth," with meaning, it didn't stick. Only mere days later and all I could say was: "Yum, grapes"! This time I am really trying to commit it to memory. Here is what I learnt:
- The soil is similar to in the French Champagne region and therefore they make great sparkling wine.
- The slopes protect the vines from the cold Northerly wind so the grapes can grow in peace.
- The chalky geology in the area means the soil doesn't get water logged. Yay.
- The Queen's favourite is Surrey Gold.
This is the end of my England photos however, I will be returning. In June, I'll be starting an internship in London for a publishing house. I'm super excited to begin and can explore a whole new city - I've not spent much time in London. I'm equally sad to leave Paris. But we'll always have Paris and who knows what my next step will be post-internship, I may be back. Good things ahead. Until then, more Paris posts coming up...
|Can't wait to see you again London...|