A fringe benefit of discovering Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure's Monbazillac wine was the opportunity to taste their dry, white Bergerac 'Jour de Fruit'. It is made from a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon and has an uplifting wildflower bouquet, zesty cantaloupe melon and orchard fruit flavours offset by fresh acidity. Its sibling red wine was a chance discovery in March 2022 when we met patronne Julie for the first time in Montpellier. A Right-Bank medium-bodied blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc captures the floral essence of the latter whilst enhancing the red berry fruit and black pepper of the former. Delicious with miso aubergine or a mushroom and potato gratin.