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Bram Heemskerk

A magisterial wine Saint-Saens

November 22, 2005 at 11:37 AM

Often I give a bottle of musical drink to violinists. Apart from Vieux Tempsbeer, I found Saint-Saens-wine.
Translated from the Dutch wine shop-paper: The French musician and composer Camille Saint-Saens liked to come to visit Beziers in France, not only to make beautiful music, but also to visit the ancestors of Henri Fabre Luce. They were close friends with each other and when Saint-Saens was in the neighbourhood of Beziers he stayed the night in Domaine de la Gineste. As homage to this great musician, the present-day owner Henri Fabre Luce made a special Saint-Saens-wine with a musical label. The wine is made of 100% old merlotsticks and a part of the wine has been ripen in oakwood-barrels.
Tastenotices: The color is deep darkred, aginst the cassis. The perfume is explosive with parts of ripe berries and blackberries and a light taste of wood. The taste is full and powerfull, but also soft and smooth. Drinkingadvice: now till 2007.

Translation from French from the backside of the bottle:
Camille Saint-Saens, celebrated French musician, create the 28-8-1898, the tragic lyric “Dejanire” arena’s from Beziers. It is my grand-father from motherside, mecenas, musician, passionated for opera, who had ordered this work on his friend Saint-Saens. For him giving back homage, and for the memory of these great lyrical hours in Beziers, I have decides to create this drink.
Put in the bottle in Domaine de la Gineste. 75 cl 13,5%. Henri Fabre-Luce, producer
A 34360 Pierrerue, product of France.

From Scott 68
Posted on November 22, 2005 at 1:50 PM
I was thinking maybe he was more of a more chablis type composer?

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