Loire Millésime

Loire Millésime

Interloire, the Loire Valley wines body cordially invites you to take part in the first edition of Loire Millésime, from Wednesday 19th April to Saturday 22nd April 2017 at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud (49), directly following the Loire Valley wines competition. This is a unique opportunity to discover the new vintage and Loire wines in general right at the heart of the region, and to meet Loire Valley producers and merchants.

PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL

Arrivals during the afternoon

6:00pm-7:00pm INTRODUCTORY MASTER CLASS
General presentation of the Loire Valley wine region

7:30pm-8:00pm COCKTAILS
Welcoming speech by Gérard Vinet, President of InterLoire

8:00pm-11:00pm OPENING DINNER
The great vintages at their best

 

THURSDAY 20 APRIL

9:00am-1:00pm TASTING OF DRY WHITE WINES
Arranged by appellation on “discovery tables”

9:45-10:30am MASTER CLASS (English)

10:45am-11:30am MASTER CLASS (French)
The system of village growths, examples in Muscadet and Touraine

12:30pm-2:00pm LUNCH
Buffet meal with representatives of the Master Class

2:30pm DISCOVERING WINES & VINES
Choice 1 – Discovering the Saumur wine area
Choice 2 – Chinon, following in Rabelais’ footsteps

8:30pm DINNER
An excursion through the Fines Bulles de Loire with the producers of these sparkling wines

 

FRIDAY 21 APRIL

9:00am-1:00pm TASTING OF RED AND ROSÉ WINES
Arranged by appellation on “discovery tables”

9:45-10:30am MASTER CLASS (English)

10:45am-11:30am MASTER CLASS (French)
How is the ripeness of red grape varieties expressed in northern latitudes?

12:30pm-2:00pm LUNCH Buffet meal with representatives of the Master Class

2:30pm DISCOVERING WINES & VINES
Choice 1 – Aubance/Brissac, A vineyard tour that gets you high!
Choice 2 – Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, exploration of its 3 terroirs by bike

8:30pm DINNER
When is Chenin not Chenin? The different expressions of the Chenin variety in schist and limestone

 

SATURDAY 22 APRIL

9:00am-1:00pm TASTING OF SWEET AND SPARKLING WINES
Arranged by appellation on “discovery tables”

9:45-10:30am MASTER CLASS (English)

10:45am-11:30am MASTER CLASS (French)
The great sweet wine vintages

12:30pm-2:00pm LUNCH Buffet meal with representatives of the Master Class

Departures

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• Coteaux-d’ancenis, Gros-plant-du-pays-nantais, Muscadet, Muscadet-coteaux-de-la-loire, Muscadet-côtes-de-grandlieu, Muscadet-sèvre-et-maine, Muscadet-sèvre-et-maine-clisson, Muscadet-sèvre-et-maine-gorges, Muscadet-sèvre-et-maine-le pallet • Anjou, Anjou-coteaux-de-la-loire, Anjou-villages, Anjou-villages-brissac, Bonnezeaux, Cabernet-d’anjou, Coteaux-de-l’aubance, Coteaux-du-layon, Coteaux-du-layon-1er cru chaume, Coteaux-du-layon "villages", Coteaux-de-saumur, Coulée-de-serrant, Crémant-de-loire, Quarts-de-chaume-grand-cru, Rosé-d’anjou, Rosé-de-loire, Saumur, Saumur-brut, Saumur-champigny, Saumur-puy-notre-dame, Saumur rosé, Savennières, Savennières-roche-aux-moines • Chinon, Coteaux-du-loir, Jasnières, Saint-nicolas-de-bourgueil, Touraine, Touraine-amboise, Touraine-azay-le-rideau, Touraine-chenonceaux, Touraine-mesland, Touraine-noble-joué, Touraine-oisly, Vouvray • IGP Val de Loire blanc, rouge, rosé

DETAILS CONCERNING YOUR REGISTRATION

1. Your registration is final pending validation and a confirming email from the organiser, subject to the number of places available.

2. The organiser books and pays for your rail and air travel. You must pay the costs of any changes to transport times or routes made without the organiser’s agreement. Travel by car is only covered by agreement and on the basis of fuel and toll tickets. Only the costs of taxis and shuttles provided by the organisers are covered.

3. The organiser only pays the costs of the rooms, breakfasts, lunches and suppers provided for in the programme; any extras are payable by you directly to the establishments concerned

4. There is a choice of activities on the Thursday and Friday afternoons, subject to the number of places available.

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