Val de Loire Millésime 2018

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Val de Loire Millésime 2018

InterLoire, the Loire Valley Wine Trade Council, invites you to take part in the 2nd edition of the “Val de Loire Millésime”, from Sunday 22 to Wednesday 25 April 2018. This year, we will be hosting you in Touraine, at Château Royal de Blois, further to the Loire Valley Wine Awards. This is a unique opportunity to discover the latest vintages and the amazing range of Loire Valley wines, in the very heart of their region. You will also have the chance to meet Loire Valley wine makers and merchants.

Val de Loire Millésime Press Trip

Program

SUNDAY 22 APRIL

2pm – 6pm ARRIVAL
Reception of journalists and transfer to hotel.

7pm PRE-DINNER DRINKS
Welcome by Jean-Martin Dutour, President of InterLoire.

8.30pm – 11.30pm OPENING DINNER AT CHÂTEAU ROYAL DE BLOIS
“An introduction to the different expressions of Chenin”.

 

MONDAY 23 APRIL

9.15am – 6pm TASTING THE 2017 VINTAGE
Tasting tables for each AOC.

9.30am – 10.15am MASTER CLASS 1 –2017 VINTAGE (IN ENGLISH)
Presentation on the Loire Valley vineyard and the 2017 vintage.

12.30pm – 2pm LUNCH

2.30pm-3.15pm MASTER CLASS 2 – ROSÉ WINES (IN ENGLISH)
“The various balances of Loire Valley rosé wines: Cabernet d’Anjou, Rosé-d'Anjou and Rosé-de-Loire”.

8pm DINNER AT CHÂTEAU DE CHAMBORD
“The fragrances of Touraine” in an iconic chateau and marvel of the Renaissance.

 

TUESDAY 24 APRIL

9am – 1pm TASTING OF THE 2016 AND 2015 VINTAGES
Tasting tables for each AOC.

9am – 9.45am MASTER CLASS 3 – SAUVIGNON (IN ENGLISH)
The expressions of Loire Valley Sauvignon wines.

11am WINE TASTING THEME 1 – CRÉMANT-DE-LOIRE
“The variety of blends" – wine tasting with AOC representatives.

12.30 – 2pm LUNCH
Buffet lunch with Crémant-de-Loire representatives.

2pm – 6.30pm WINE TOURISM EXCURSIONS

  • OPTION 1 – VOUVRAY – INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO THE VINEYARDS : Vines and troglodytes are the stars of the show for this excursion to discover the Vouvray AOC, together with a chance to sample old vintages.
  • OPTION 2 – TOURAINE OISLY - INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO THE VINEYARDS :  “A geological tour of the Touraine ‘terroirs’, to unearth the secrets of Sauvignon grapes in this region”.

8pm DINNER AT CHÂTEAU MONCONTOUR
Presentation on the “Terroir of Vouvray, in all its entirety” at this prestigious, historic site overlooking the Loire, in the heart of the AOC.

 

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL

9am – 1pm TASTING OF THE 2016 AND 2015 VINTAGES
Tasting tables for each AOC.

9am – 9.45am MASTER CLASS 4 –SAUMUR WINES (IN ENGLISH)
The potential of Loire Cabernet Franc and a chance to sample the outstanding vintages from 3 AOC red wines.

11am WINE TASTING THEME 2 – MUSCADET & TERROIRS
Tasting session with AOC representatives from 2003 to 2014, a presentation on the 4 new, local Muscadet AOCs of Goulaine, Château-Thébaud, Monnières Saint-Fiacre and Mouzillon Tillières.

12.30pm – 2pm LUNCH
Buffet lunch with Muscadet wine representatives.

2pm – 6.30pm WINE TOURISM EXCURSIONS

  • OPTION 1 - TOURAINE CHENONCEAUX – INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO THE VINEYARDS : 1 vintage wine / 1 château: visit to one of the jewels of the Loire, Chateau de Chenonceau and the vineyards of the same name
  • OPTION 2 - TOURAINE – INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO THE VINEYARDS : Vintage excursion in 2 CVs to see the vineyards overlooking the River Loire. Tasting of 3 AOC wines, from Touraine-Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau and Mesland.

8pm DINNER AT CHÂTEAU ROYAL DE BLOIS
With guests of honour: wine makers and merchants having moved to Loire Valley in the last 5 years.

 

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM - PDF FILE

• 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-sèvreet- 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, Haut-poitou, 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, Coteaux-du-vendômois, Jasnières, Saintnicolas- 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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