Bordeaux and the Rhone (Harpenden)
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wine tasting on Bordeaux and Rhone - time for some blockbuster reds!
Bordeaux - Claret, traditional-British for Bordeaux, has been a firm favourite for centuries. The classic reds from regions such as Medoc, Graves and St. Emilion are those that are layered, complex and destined to develop over many years. We will explore why this is and focus on the key grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc to understand what makes good Bordeaux great.
Rhone - In the South of France lies the Rhone Valley, where we find the blockbuster Syrah (Shiraz) and its many styles. In addition we find the spicy Grenache, and these two grapes together exist because of the hot climate down here, making more intense and full-bodied wines. We’ll explore classics from the region's north and south and find out why there is more to this area than Cotes-du-Rhone.
Tonight's line-up includes:
- Crisp dry white from the Entre-deux-Mers region and a 2012 sweet wine from Saint-Croix-du-Mont
- Left Bank and Right Bank reds from the finest recent vintages (2010 and 2015), including a Cru Bourgeois and St Emilion
- A hard to fine Chateau Citran from the legendary 2005 vintage
- Cru Village Rhones from Saint-Joseph and the recently awarded Cairanne appellations
Why not make it a France Double by joining us a fortnight earlier, on 16th May, for an evening of wines from Burgundy & The Loire? This wine tasting evening also makes a great Gift idea for only £30
All tastings include at least seven wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tutored tasting and use of professional tasting glasses.
Places remaining: 8
Course Date/Time: Thu 30th May 2019 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Plough & Harrow, Harpenden