French cows fed wine to increase flavour
on 10/07/12 at 10:23 amWine
According to The Independent, local farmer Claude Chaballier has been feeding his cattle wine from the village of Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues, resulting in “lean, marbled and tasty,” beef.
Chaballier fed the wine to three of his cows last year in a trial run, and is set to repeat the experiment next month.
Two Angus cattle and one Camargue cow were fed a mixture of leftover grapes, barley and hay before two litres of wine were integrated into their diet.
Keen to develop the practice on a small scale locally, Chabellier says he will use a regional wine in next month’s experiment and is even considering using Muscat from Lunel-Viel to give the meat an aromatic character.