Weekly Winedow 32 Fitou Mme Claude Parmentier #fitou #redwine #wine #drink
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Weekly Winedown #32 – Fitou Mme. Claude Parmentier.

Welcome to the Weekly Winedown. Each week I selflessly drink wine for you and offer a review.
Please don’t expect anything professional, I consume a lot of wine but I’m no pro.

The only real ‘rule’ I’m putting in place is that the wine is to be under £8 a bottle. #keepitclassy

Happy Friday folks!

Well this week has been an exciting one, for me at least.

Erica, The Incidental Parent, and I have launched a new group.

Rebel Femmes was created by women for women, a place where we hope to publish interesting articles by interesting people.
A site for wonderful women! If you’re a wonderful woman, get yourself there.

Anyway, we are very please with ourselves and tonight I will celebrate with another woman, of sorts.
Bienvenue Fitou Mme Claude Parmentier!

Fitou hails from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France – sunnier climes with a bit of a Mediterranen vibe.
Oh how I miss you so!

I’ll be honest, I’m hoping for a glass of joy to run alongside my currently, happy self!

The LabelWeekly Winedown - Fitou Mme Claude Parmentier #wine #review #drink #redwine #fitou #french

This is a very modest looking label. Mme Claude Parmentier clearly isn’t the showy type. The label is off white with black text. It’s intentions are clear – to be wine.  If this label were a business card, you would want to do business with the person who handed it to you. It’s so confident in itself it doesn’t need to show off. This label is quietly confident, I have high expectations. Yeah, I’m judging my wine by it’s cover!

The Blurb

As with the last few bottles of wine featured in the Weekly Winedown, the blurb is in two languages. Is that a new thing? Who knows! It means I can brush up on my French whilst drinking wine. Though my language skills oft improve after wine anyway…

“Raised on the family vineyards from where she gets her passion and her traditional know-how, Mme Parmentier works with love to create gourmet wines full of tenderness and typicity which are a reference in terms of quality. Thanks to her talent, her attention to detail and her involvement, Mme Parmentier’s wines cross borders with audacity, nobility and success”. 

Seriously though.


Basically the blurb is telling us that Mrs Parmentier grew up on a vineyard.  She likes to make Fitou that tastes like Fitou. Her involvement and knowledge means her wine is great and noble.

It looks like someone used all their humility in the label and ol’ braggy pants appears in the blurb!

Let me judge how noble your wine is Madame!

OK, so it’s not awful.
A spiced/peppery scent that reminds me of warm summer evenings in France, it is pleasant to the nose.
Initial taste is tart plums but it soon mellows out into a soft, subtle spiced finished.
She may be a bit of a braggy pants but that Madame DOES know how to make a good Fitou!

Name – Fitou Mme. Claude Parementier.
Price – £7.99
Colour – Dark Burgandy red.
Smell – Summer spice with a hint of pepper.
Taste – Tart but smooth plums (oioi)
Goes well with – A Drama Llama daughter.
Overall score – 4/5

Aoife joined me for the Live tonight, I’m so sorry, normal service will resume next week.

Weekly Winedown #32 Fitou Mme Claude Parmentier

Weekly Winedown Aoife is back, she's loving it. The live not the wine…**EDIT**I can only apologise for my 'help', she let's it all get to her head and gets a bit daft. I wanted to talk about it being National Pizza day and National Read in the Bath day – the important stuff. I ate pizza this week, that might be why I only lost 1/2 lb this week. I haven't read in the bath in years. Before kids I used to take a glass of wine and a book and soak in the tub like a happy hippo for hours. Now I have to fight for space with cars, ducks and Mermaid Dora! Kids Eh?!

Posted by Me, Annie Bee on Friday, 9 February 2018



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