Long Lazy Vigneron's Lunch at Jo Jo's Nov 17th - SOLD OUT

Announcement: 5th Long Lazy Vigneron's Lunch

at Jo Jo's of Tankerton

12.30 pm, Sunday November 17th. SOLD OUT 

We are very excited to announce that for our 5th Long Lazy Vigneron’s Lunch we will be featuring the wines of Mas Gabriel from theLanguedoc region in the south ofFrance, which will be presented by the owners/vignerons Peter and Deborah Core.

Deborah is originally from Herne Bay.

These guys are not well heeled absentee landlords with an expensive hobby, but hard working, hands on devotees living their dream and building a reputation for their estate. 

Having studied viticulture and wine making in New Zealand and worked vintages in various parts of the world they spent 2 years looking for a suitable vineyard in the south of France. 

In 2006 the Cores purchased a section of vineyard near Caux with old vines run organically by a mature gentleman who could no longer manage the whole vineyard. 

Since then they have worked the vineyard, planted another new vineyard nearby, made the wines, bottled the wines and then set about selling them locally and across Europe. 

We will be tasting a white, a rosé and two red wines from Mas Gabriel as well as a sparkling wine from Limoux in the south of France near the Pyrenees and another wine.

The Mas Gabriel white ‘Le Clos des Papillons Blanc’ is made from the rare Carignan Blanc variety in very small quantities and the rosé ‘Les Fleurs Sauvages Rosé’ is a blend of Carignan and Cinsaut.

The first red will be the ‘Le Troi Terrasses’ 2011 which is a great example of what is possible with old vine Carignan and has received two awards in France and the UK. 

The second Mas Gabriel red will be the ‘Clos des Lièvres’ 2010 which is a blend of Syrah with Grenache and Carignan, very much in the vein of Chateauneuf-des-Papes but better value than most. 

I think all these wines are going to be very well suited to the Jo Jo’s cuisine and it will be fascinating and great fun to hear about Peter and Deborah’s hard work and adventures. 

104 Tankerton Road, Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2AJ. Tel: 01227 773141

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