Loire Millésime

Loire Millésime Press Event

Loire Millésime

Interloire, the Loire Valley wines body cordially invites 60 journalists 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.

Loire Valley Wines tasting

TECHNICAL DATA SHEETS

Consult and download the technical data sheets of the wines presented at the tasting on Thursday 20th, Friday 21th and Saturday 22nd April 2017.

DOWNLOAD THE TECHNICAL DATA SHEETS

journalists in Loire Millésime

PRESS RELEASE

Please find the press pack and release about the event and the Loire Valley Vineyards.

CP RESULTS OF LOIRE VALLEY WINES CONTEST 

CP LOIRE VALLEY WINES PROMOTION 

PRESS PACK / KEY FIGURES

AOC PRESS PACK

Loire Millésime

PHOTOS

We have selected 20 photos for you to download by clicking on this link

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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

8:15am-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

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