Abbaye de Lérins Wine and Steak au Poivre its Heavenly
Susan and Towny, and their daughter Alex, came to Tucson at the end of July. With them, they brought – among other wines – this gem. I am sorry to inform you that this isn’t a wine you will be able to get in the United States, and it would be pretty hard to get it in France, too, unless you were to head to l’Abbaye de Lérins (on an island) and get a bottle yourself. That said, you just might want to do that. What are a few plane rides, a long drive, and a ferry ride when there is good wine to be had?
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Cuvée: Vielles Syrah, Saint Sauveur
Appellation: Vins de Pays de Méditerranée
Grape Varieties: Vielle Syrah 100%
Average Retail Price: €42.00
Abbaye de Lérins Wine
The bottle that we had the pleasure of tasting from the Abbaye de Lérins winery on Ile Saint Honorat. This is one of two islands just a 15-minute ferry ride off the coast from Cannes. The islands are a popular day-trip for boaters as there is plenty of space to drop anchor and enjoy the warm Mediterranean water before (or after) lunch at la Tonnelle.
L’île Saint Honorat is home to 19th century Abbaye de Lérins has been a religious refuge for 16 centuries. Its separation from the mainland afforded the monks from the Cistercian Congregation of the Immaculate Conception a place for reflection. L’ile Saint Honorat’s enviable position near the coast with moderate breezes have allowed the community of monks to live a chaste life surviving off the kitchen garden, local seafood and, of course, some wine. Escape Cannes to the wine of Ile St Honorat and some of the best day trips along the Côte d’Azur.