One of the highlights of a trip to the French countryside is a visit to the local vineyard.
There are a few in the Thezac area, each with its own coloured signs. We followed the yellow of Domaine de la Mothe.
There we met Madame Masse who was born in the farm where we are staying! We also met a couple of very courteous locals in the middle of their purchases.
Madame gave us a generous tasting of Pineau, both white and rose. We bought some and also some of her lovely whites (columbard) and reds (merlot), each at 2.60 a bottle.
At the end of the friendly transaction – where we managed to have a long rambling conversation, even though she didn’t use a word of English – she threw in a bottle of rose for free!
It was the first of three visits to the Domaine and each was very enjoyable. We met her hard working daughter on the final visit and our purchase was rewarded with a smashing bottle of very old Pineau!
Check out my review of Domaine de la Mothe - I am cork - on Qype