The most renowned and prestigious chateaux in Bordeaux
Time is now ticking down to the Poetry and Wine… from Bordeaux fundraiser event which we are holding at the offices of Clyde & Co in the City of London on Tuesday evening (22 Oct). Everyone at Poet in the City is very excited to be working with the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux, the most prestigious wine institution in Bordeaux, and one of the leading wine organisations in the World.
When people talk about the best wine producing regions in the world, they invariably name the region of Bordeaux in France. But even within Bordeaux there are huge variations in the nature and quality of the wines produced. In fact the term Bordeaux wines is misleading in that it refers to a quantity of 800 million bottles of wine produced every year from the region, much of which is sold under the generic English name of claret. The Poetry and Wine… from Bordeaux tasting on Tuesday involves something altogether more special. The Academie du Vins de Bordeaux represents the so-called classified growths, the most renowned and prestigious châteaux wines, and some of the very best wines produced in the Bordeaux region. As my wine contact put it to me today, if your average Bordeaux is a family saloon car, the wine being presented on Tuesday is a Rolls Royce!
The tasting on Tuesday is therefore going to be a very rare and special treat for wine-lovers, and a great opportunity to sample some of the very finest wines in the World, the product of centuries (if not millennia) of wine expertise. One of the poems being featured at the event on Tuesday is by the Roman poet Ausonius, extolling the virtues of wine from his home town of Bordeaux in the 4th century AD! With such exceptional wines being presented, both white and red, guests are going to want to hold on firmly to the tasting notes which will be handed to them at the door. These not only identify all of the wines clearly, but give an idea of the flavours and characteristics to look out for in each case. Some of the wines being featured normally retail at £120 or £130 per bottle, and so are in a category far and above the pocket of many wine drinkers. All the better then that most of the chateaux have included their wines, including some in Magnum sized bottles, as prizes in the charity raffle, accompanying the tasting. Buy enough raffle tickets and you will stand a good chance of going away with one of these fabulous wine prizes.
For those reading this blog who are already wine aficionados, I have listed all the places of origin and wines being featured below for your information. For those who are interested in discovering more about fine wines, this event is a great opportunity for you and your taste buds to explore some of the greatest wines from one of the World’s greatest wine regions. In the meantime the wine samples which we were handing out at a sample tasting to foodies at Borough Market in London this morning were a huge hit, with reactions varying from delight to surprise. With the shard towering overhead, and a helicopter hovering, quite a number of those who tasted the wine or took the flyers said that they would be coming along to the tasting on Tuesday evening. So don’t miss your chance to experience fine wine from a region which Ausonius describes as follows…Temperate the skies and mild,/Fertile lands that early smiled,/Winters warmed in new-born sun,/Springs full-blown, where rivers run/Like the seas with foaming tides,/Vineyards clinging to their sides…
The Academie du Vins de Bordeaux is presenting the following prestigious wines at Poetry and Wine on Tues 22 Oct:
Pessac Leognan: Whites – Château La Tour Martillac 2011, Château Corbonnieux 2010, Blanc, Château Domaine de Chevalier 2003, Château de Fieuzal 2009 and Château Malartic-Lagraviere 2008. Reds – Château de Fieuzal 2009 and Château Malartic-Lagraviere 2005.
Listrac-Medoc: Red – Château Fourcas Hosten 2009
Margaux: Red – Château Kirwan, 2008
Saint – Estephe: Reds – Château Phelan Segue 2008, Château Lafon Rochet 2007
Saint Julien: Red – Château Beychevelle, 2005
Pomerol: Red – Château Gazin, 1999
St Emillion: Reds – Château Corbin Michotte 2010, Château Canon La Gaffeliere 2006, Château Dassault 2006, and Château La Dominique 2006
Barsac: Liquors – Château Doisy-Daene 2010 and Château Nairac 2010
HOW TO BOOK FOR POETRY AND WINE
Tickets cost £35 and can be book via https://poetryandwine.eventbrite.co.uk/
Poetry and Wine takes place from 6.30pm on Tuesday 22 October 2013
Clyde and Co
St Botolph Building
EC3A 7AG London
For further information on this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 014 2812