Chateau Les Jonqueyres (Blaye) BIODYNAMIC

Pascal Montaut is held to be the champion of Blaye, on the opposite bank of the Gironde to Pauillac. Joined by his ex-Paris Media wife Isabel, there is something slightly battle weary about him. He is passionate and his wine is excellent. Supple, balanced, judging the fine line between traditional and modern. One of the best we tasted on the whole trip. At one point Isabel brought a plate of snacks, including the snowy white shrimps that can only be found in the estuary here once a year. Who says you shouldn’t have red wine with seafood?