Martin Walker has written the wonderful Bruno series and, through the eyes of the Chief of Police explores the region of Périgord. He has explored the wines of the region in depth and was interviewed by the wine critic of the New York Times Eric Asimov.
We are thrilled to read the result in the Times today
“It’s a deep pleasure knowing the guy who made the wine, to hear them talk about it,” Mr. Walker said. “The look of pride as they pour the wine, I adore that.”
Among his favorites are Château Lestevenie, which makes an excellent Côte de Bergerac Rouge and a rich, waxy Bergerac blanc; Château de Tiregand — a favorite of Bruno’s — which makes superb, long-lived Pécharmants, a small appellation within the larger Bergerac region; Château de Jaubertie, whose white Cuvée Mirabelle is another favorite of Bruno’s; and Château Feely, which makes delicious wines from biodynamically grown grapes in Saussignac."
Sue Temperley writes the Wine and Wildlife blog.