Our special visit to Maison Noilly Prat last
Friday, 15th March 2019
This is what awaits those people who take the tour of the Noilly Prat
facility where white wine is stored in 150 year old Canadian Oak casks.
A secret recipe of several herbs is added and the maceration takes place
over a three week time period. There are 1,200 casks outside,
benefitting from the salt air of the Mediterranean. Those casks are
about thirty years old. Jasper behaved impeccably - no lifting of his
leg in the wrong place! The splendid bar area is where we had our
final drink of Noilly Prat French vermouth. Served over a ball of ice
with a twist of grapefruit - wonderful. We were also given delicious
nibbles. Only one other couple on the tour. Olga and Michel liked
Jasper very much, so did our excellent guide, Lisa . She speaks perfect
English and French and is from Denmark.