Pure Chablis at the Epsom Derby 2013

Jun 05, 13 Pure Chablis at the Epsom Derby 2013
Chablis in the sun

Chablis in the sun

The sun is out and just in time for summer horse racing season. Last week I went to Ladies Day at the Epsom Derby as a guest of Pure Chablis. The sun was shining on the racecourse and we had a perfect view from our box on the top floor of the Queen’s Stand.

typical, English summertime

typical, English summertime

Isabelle & Denis Pommier chablis

Isabelle & Denis Pommier chablis, medal winner

Epsom Downs chocolates

Epsom Downs chocolates

dessert

dessert

As the event was hosted by Pure Chablis, we had plenty of chablis on hand to taste before, during and after lunch. They were showcasing the medal winners of the 2013 Concours des Vins de Chablis. Some of my favourites were on hand, including Domaine Louis Moreau, Alain Geoffroy. Garnier & Fils, Domaine Long-Depaquit, Isabelle et Denis Pommier  and Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin.

stilt walkers

stilt walkers, around the racecourse

horses were not the only entertainment

horses were not the only entertainment, swing singers

On a warm, sunny Spring day, Chablis really ticks all the boxes as a refreshing wine. The 2011 premier cru wines were my favourites as they had weight and a depth of flavour that is only going to improve as they get older. When I was in Chablis recently, I found that the older vintages were the most flavourful and full of depth and character.

only in England

only in England

the Wine sleuth taking in the sun

the Wine sleuth taking in the sun

A great day out at the races and, as an added bonus, one of my horses won! Next time I’m going to have to bet more 😉

 

2 Comments

  1. Luann Vibbert /

    I love pic of ladies in dresses 🙂 Good post though 🙂

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