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Domaine du Gros’ Noré (ドメーヌ デュ グロノレ)20th anniversary party2017/8/19

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(写真右手、黒シャツでこちらに向かって歩くのがアラン・パスカルさん)

 

Domaine du Gros’ Noré (ドメーヌ デュ グロノレ)は2017年6月に20周年を迎えました。

 

6月に開かれたアニヴァーサリーパーティに私たちも参加させていただきました。

 

ワイナリーの場所は、南フランス最大の都市マルセイユから高速道路A50で南東トゥーロン(Toulon)方面に40分ほど、地中海沿岸から北へ約5キロ入ったぶどう畑の丘の連なるラ・カディエール・ダジュールの村にあります。

 

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当日はフランスワイン関係者、バンドールワインの名を世界に広めた地元ワイナリーの方々、バンドール近郊に暮らすご近所さん、世界各国のインポーターなど、様々な方が参加されていました。

 

夕方6時頃から始まったパーティ

6月中旬のこの時間は、広大な空はまだまだ明るく、陽射しも眩しいです。

やはりこの土地ではまずロゼですね。

 

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Gros' Noré 20th anniversary party- 10th of June- and vertical tasting from the first vintage 1997 to 2016.1

 

関係者の方々の挨拶に続くアラン・パスカルさんのスピーチは、事前に準備された堅苦しいものではなく、実直で柔らかく人柄のあふれる言葉で、この日パーティに出席の方々や普段彼のそばで支える家族や友人たちへの感謝、過去20年間に渡りワイン作り、哲学について互いに相談し合った仲間たちへの敬意などが多く語られました。

 

みなさんに20周年という日を楽しんでもらえるよう!とパスカルさんから様々な温かいおもてなしが用意され、南仏の午後にぴったりなジャズバンドライブ、狩で仕留めたイノシシの丸焼き、南仏の色鮮やかなフルーツ、地元で生産さえたチーズ、そして1997~2016年のヴィンテージワインなど。

 

ゲストの中には、アメリカのインポーター/ディストリビューター、“Adventures on the Wine Route”の著者でもあるカーミット・リンチの姿も。彼はフランスでのワイン産業への貢献が評価され、フランス政府からの文化勲章も受章されており、彼もまた私たちと同じく南仏ラバーのひとりです!

 

6月の暖かな夕暮れブドウ畑に囲まれたこのワイナリーの特別な一日は深夜までにぎやかに続きました。

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中庭では、イノシシや羊の串焼き、ハーブやガーリックで蒸したムール貝、コルシカのソーセージ“フィガテッリ”、地元産のチーズやフルーツプレート、そしてワイン!

この一夜に20年分のヴィンテージすべてを試飲できるなんてラッキー!

 

快晴の空の下、

アラン・パスカルがこの土地とワインのために絶え間なく情熱を注いできた20年のお祝いを

350人のゲストや彼の友人たちとともに共有できたことを感謝しています。

パスカルさんへ感謝を込めて

Merci !

Bravo Alain Pascal!

 

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Domaine du Gros’ Noré 20th anniversary party- 10th of June- and vertical tasting from the first vintage 1997 to 2016.

Alain Pascal is a man of passion, for his land and his wine.
In a moving speech, unprepared but coming directly from his heart he thanked during this generous and beautiful evening all the important people present on his side everyday, his brother, nephew, daughter and longtime friends who has been helping him to question and think about wine-making process and philosophy for the past twenty years. Among them Kermit Lynch, renowned retailer, distributor, and national importer also the author of Adventures on the Wine Route which won the Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year award. Winner of the James Beard Foundation’s “Wine Professional of the Year”, and Chevalier de l’Ordre de Mérite Agricole medal presented by the French government for his service to the wine industry.

Alain Pascal loves more than anything to host and entertain guests and friends, to share the products of his hunts and the food he loves. On this warm evening of June and very special occasion he didn’t do things by halves. Skewers of wild boar and sheep cooked in the courtyard, tons of mussels steamed with herbs and garlic, grilled Corsican dried sausage “figatelli”, plates of cheese and fruits from local producers. And the wines! Guests being lucky enough to be able to try 20 vintages on the same evening, from the very first 1997 to the year 2016.
With also a live Jazz band and a beautiful clear sky the 350 guests and friends more than appreciated being part of this celebration of twenty years of constant, relentless and passionate work!
Merci and bravo Alain Pascal!

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Gros' Noré 20th anniversary party- 10th of June- and vertical tasting from the first vintage 1997 to 2016.5

 

 

Gros' Noré 20th anniversary party- 10th of June- and vertical tasting from the first vintage 1997 to 2016.8

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Gros' Noré 20th anniversary party- 10th of June- and vertical tasting from the first vintage 1997 to 2016.2


Festival “Oh les beaux jours!”- Marseille2017/8/18

Festival “Oh les beaux jours!”- Marseille

 

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Oh les beaux jours! is a new litterary festival in Marseille. A festival to discover books and literature in a different way, intertwining conferences, concerts, discussions, workshops, readings with music, shows.
Marseille, the 2nd French city was missing a major literature festival. Oh les beaux jours stands for a lively literature, open to the world, with an approach taking multiple forms, in dialogue with disciplines such as hip-hop, sciences, drawing, football.
More than 100 artists and authors are participating to this first edition and 60 events and artistic proposals are held in numerous cultural spaces through the city: La Criée, the Mucem museum, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Villa Méditerranée, Alcazar library, and on the Old Port banks.
It represents not only 6 days of events (23rd-28th of May) but actions through the year evolving schools, universities, libraries, cafés converging all these curiosities and energies.
An exceptional programming showcasing renowned authors such as Maylis de Kerangal, Russel Banks, Kamel Daoud, Joseph Boyden, Daniel Pennac.
Organized by the association « Des livres comme des idées », initiative of two women, Nadia Champesme, owner of the bookshop “Histoire de l’Œil” and Fabienne Pavia, founder of “Bec en l’air” publisher.

Friday 26th of May: Marie Darrieussecq at La Criée theater, presenting the biography of the painter Paula M.Becker “Etre ici est-une splendeur”,P.O.L, 2016.
Marie Darrieussecq is a French writer born in Bayonne in 1969. Her first novel, Pig Tales, was published in 1996 and subsequently translated into thirty-five languages. She has written some fifteen books for adults, including novels, short fiction, a play, and nonfiction works. In 2013 she was awarded both the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix for her novel Men. Being Here, her biography of Paula Modersohn-Becker, was released in 2017.

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Rognes village- Château Barbebelle-2017/8/17

Rognes village- Château Barbebelle-

 

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Rognes is a pretty, historic village situated between Salon de Provence and Aix en Provence, not far from the banks of the Durance River. The origin of the village dates back to the stone-age and it was built on the slopes of the Foussa (the name of the hill). It was built, destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries until the terrible day in 1909 when it was almost totally destroyed by an earthquake, and later abandoned.
Today the village is peacefully nestled at the foot of the Rognes hill and you can even see some of the original streets and houses which escaped the disaster.

The main industry in Rognes has always been agriculture with the vineyards producing the AOC “Coteaux d’Aix”wine which has an excellent reputation. The cultivation of the truffle has been honoured for some years by a fair held in December.

Rognes is equally well-known for the quality of its stone which has been extracted from open-cast quarries for more than 20 centuries. This same stone has become trendy today and is often seen gracing interior design magazines or in renovated residences, town-houses or prestigious properties in Aix-en-Provence.

Famous for its wine, truffles and stone, the surrounding countryside is also beautiful to discover. Large fields, carefully cultivated or left to grow wild, small modest dwellings or beautiful bourgeois residences… there is an impression that nothing has changed here for centuries and that the tranquil life-style has always reigned.
Population : 3,500 h.

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Lands cultivated by Romans, a typical château from 16th centuries, 45 hectares of vines in a preserved and authentic 300 hectares nature : Château Barbebelle is one of the oldest vineyard of Aix en Provence. It is the stronghold of the Herbeau family. An history that continues with the 4th generation: Madeleine decided to join her father to write in four hands the future of the family business. Together, they intend to continue to consolidate the reputation of home wines ( wine type: “lutte raisonnée”) and highlight the qualities and the typicity of their terroir in France and in many countries.

At 16 kms of Aix-en-Provence, on the road to the Luberon, the Coteaux d’Aix en Provence vineyard occupies 45 hectares in a single estate of 300 hectares. It is in the heart of a protected wildlife, between cypress trees, pines and holm oaks, that vines draw all their wealth to give quality wines. The grape varieties of the appellation (grenache, syrah, cabernet-sauvignon, cinsault, vermentino, sauvignon …) are settled on a homogeneous territory of clayey-limestone slopes on a hilly relief, favorable to viticulture, very representative of Provence » The vineyards in Coteaux enjoy an excellent sunshine. Nevertheless, they do not suffer too much from the heat.
Clay and limestone soils retain moisture. The rugged relief ensures good ventilation and the average altitude of the vineyard – 370 meters – gives fresh nights even in summer. Finally, the mistral de Provence naturally cleanses the grapes. This brings a little respite to the plants which ripen with more regularity. In addition, the field practices respect for the environment and for quality a reasoned agriculture validated by the label « Mediterranean nutrition »(treatments are minimized).

 

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http://www.chateaubarbebelle.com/
http://www.festivites-rognes.fr/fete-de-la-truffe/


Cellar “La part des anges”- Marseille2017/8/12

Cellar “La part des anges”- Marseille

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This fabulous all-rounder wine bar is named after the alcohol that evaporates through a barrel during wine or whisky fermentation: the angels’ share.
In the middle of Marseille city center, just few steps from the Old Port, you can take your pick of dozens of wines by the glass.
If you enjoy wine, the “Part des Anges” is indeed the place to head to in Marseille! The “Part des Anges” is a renowned wine bar and art gallery opened since 1999, born of the passion of three friends for wine. Their philosophy is simple: “there are no great or little wines, but men working and respecting their terroirs, vinifying in the rules of art or with originality.”
They consider themselves to be the last link of the chain and want nothing more than share their passion for the wines they love.

You’ll be offered to choose between 250 types wine appellations for a bottle and 70 types of wines by the glass. The bar also serves delicious cheese, or delicatessen plates, andouillette, and tapas. You will enjoy its warm atmosphere.

http://lapartdesanges.com/

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33 Rue Sainte
13001 Marseille
France
Open daily 9am-2am non stop. Closed Sun from 1pm-6pm.


次回 ローヌ&プロヴァンスワイン試飲会2017/7/22

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次回 ローヌ&プロヴァンスワイン試飲会は
2017年7月22日土曜日 目黒スタジオイット1Fにて開催いたします。
『野生酵母仕込みの無濾過ワインが並ぶ 無料試飲&販売会』~南仏 プロヴァンス&南ローヌワイン~
Next event : Rhone & Provence aVin’s tasting on 22 July, 2017

 


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