Tuesday Tutorials: Basics of Bordeaux- 3 March 2020 6.30pm

Event Date: Mar 3, 2020

Registration End Date: Mar 3, 2020

This month, we travel to one of the most esteemed and ancient wine regions in the world; Bordeaux. First mentioned in the 4th Century as a wine region, Bordeaux has built into one of the pillars of the modern wine industry. The original home of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon and many other grapes that have spread across the globe, we will talk about the history of the region, and taste through many of the unique regions within this huge and diverse appellation. It's back! 2020 sees the return of Tuesday Tutorials. Through 2019 we shared stories and learnt so much about how wine is made and why it tastes like it does. So, join us for the first Tuesday of the month for Tuesday Tutorials- Come and join us for a drink!
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Some wines that will be on tasting

The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. "The 2016 Talbot has a conservative bouquet with slightly leafy black fruit, a subtle earthiness that percolates through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and tensile tannin. There is an edginess to this Talbot, and it does not quite possess the harmony and charm of other Saint Julien 2016s." Neal Martin
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The 8.5 hectares of vines situated on the commune of Libourne benefit from a gravelly, meagre and highly qualitative, early ripening terroir that produces Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon at optimal maturity before the summer solstice. The majority of the vineyard work is undertaken by winegrowers who operate under constant quality standards and a respect for the vineyard. The plantation density and the older average age of the vines allow for a perfect equilibrium between the low yields and the quality of the grapes. Being very careful of environmental impact from an “urban vineyard” on their own health and that of their clients, the Pueyo vineyards began, in 2010 an organic conversion of the totality of their vineyards certified by ECOCERT. Returning to the labour of the soil, eliminating all synthetic chemical treatments, undertaking hand harvesting, and all other endeavours so as to produce a perfectly healthy fruit. This healthy and qualitative demarche doesn’t merely end with the grapes since the vinification and ageing of the wines are conducted with the same philosophy: Absolutely no chemical products, using natural yeasts found on the grapes so as to express all of the quintessential elements of the terroir, filtering and fining if necessary. Thi(more...)
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Decanter Wine Awards No.1 Bordeaux! The vineyards of Château Queyron Pindefleurs are located at the foot of the southern hillsides of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion. Since 1937 the Fillon family has cultivated this exceptional terroir with passion and pride to produce wines that are rich, elegant and harmonious. In 2010 Chantal Fillon and her Australian husband Peter took over the family property bringing a fresh approach to both viticulture and winemaking. Now in its 16th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world's largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process. 'It's true that only one Bordeaux wine made it through to our Best In Show collection this year, but that wine is a commanding one.' - 97 Points
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A harmonious, elegant, rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A mulitlayered, elegant and feminine nose that is filled with soft, ripe plums and cassis. Approachable and friendly with lovely structure, fleshy tannins and a long finish. The chateau is near Saint-Julien. Reasonably priced, good value red.
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The wines are aged in an average of 20% new, French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months before bottling. Chateau Ferrande can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. The wine has a bouquet of boysenberries, blueberries, black currants, licorice, truffles. An abundance of intensity and complexity here, with layers of fruit and richness. The fruit is supported by great tannin and acid.
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New arrival on route from France- contact for availability
The vines that produce this cuvée are over 40 years old. As above, the wines are wild yeast fermented, but L'Atypic is raised entirely in concrete (and bottled unfiltered).
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