Tour de France Stage 2: The Loire, Rhone & The South of France
On this evening tasting we will compare the unique wine styles of two of France's famous winemaking valleys as well as explore the sunny South of France and taste a range of at least 6 red and white wines.
Part 1 - The Loire Valley
Famous for it's stunning river valley landscape, magnificent Chateaux and superb wines, our journey along the Loire starts in Muscadet on the coast and then winds it's way through the vineyards of Anjou, Saumur & Touraine before finishing in the villages of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume, home of world class wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. Along the way we'll reveal the versatility of the Chenin Blanc grape in Vouvray..
Part 2 – The Rhône Valley
This is a tasting of 2 halves. The steep slopes of the Northern Rhône are home to the seductive Syrah grape where appellations such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage command super-premium prices. In the Southern Rhône it's warmer, wider and flatter and Grenache and other grapes are in the mix with Syrah creating wine styles range from the fruity and approachable Côtes du Rhône to the mighty Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Part 3 – The South of France
The South of France has a wonderful Mediterranean climate which is great for growing ripe grapes loaded with flavour. We will explore some regions renowned for their quality, but it is the wide range and affordability of wines from the South, that we’re sure will surprise and delight you!
Professional ISO tasting glasses, all course materials including tasting sheets & water are provided.
This evening tasting also makes a great gift and can be purchased as a Gift Voucher for just £27.50
Places remaining: 7
Course Date/Time: Thu 30th Jan 2020 at 7-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich