VAL DE LOIRE MILLÉSIME 2019

Val de Loire Millésime 2019

VAL DE LOIRE MILLÉSIME 2019

InterLoire, the Loire Valley Wine Marketing Board, is inviting you to take part in the third ‘Val de Loire Millésime’ from Tuesday April 23 to Saturday April 27, 2019.
This year, Nantes in Loire-Atlantique will be hosting the event, after the Loire Valley wine competition.
Enjoy a complete introduction to the Loire Valley wine region and its diverse range of quality wines and appellations. In addition to wine, Val de Loire Millésime is also about discovering the Loire’s wine regions in situ, coupled with meaningful encounters at wine estates, visits to iconic companies and dinners.

Visuel invitation Val de Loire Millésime

PROGRAM

TUESDAY 23 APRIL

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm ARRIVAL
Welcome in Nantes and check-in at the hotel

7:00 pm – 10:30 pm PRE-DINNER DRINKS AND OPENING DINNER
The leading Loire white brands reveal their bouquets

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL

9:00 am – 9:45 am MASTERCLASS 1: PRESENTATION OF THE LOIRE VALLEY
WINE REGION
(FRENCH/ENGLISH)

9:45 am – 10:30 am PRESENTATION OF THE VINTAGE (FRENCH/ENGLISH)

10:30 am – 2:00 pm FREE-POUR TASTING OF AWARD-WINNING WINES FROM THE LOIRE VALLEY WINE COMPETITION
Displayed on introductory tables by appellation

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH

2:30 pm – 6:00 pm AN INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO VINEYARDS
Heading off West to enjoy some Ocean moments with Muscadet Nantes wines. Visit to an oyster farm and fishing on foot along the foreshore to discover the area’s range of wines, from Gros-Plant-du-Pays-Nantais to the Muscadet growths.

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm DINNER ON THE COAST
‘Nantes wines as port of call’ - a stylish but relaxed evening with winegrowers enjoying some elaborate seafood and wine pairings.

THURSDAY 25 APRIL

9:30 am – 10:15 am MASTERCLASS 2 – THE CHENIN GRAPE VARIETY (ENGLISH)

10:30 am – 11:15 am MASTERCLASS 2 – THE CHENIN GRAPE VARIETY (FRENCH)
Understanding the different expressions of Chenin

9:30 am – 12:00 pm THEMED TASTING

- Divided into introductory tables
- The three aspects of red Saumur

PGI Val de Loire Chardonnay characters

12:15 pm DEPARTURE FOR SAVENNIÈRES

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm IMMERSIVE LUNCH EXPERIENCE IN THE SAVENNIÈRES WINE REGION
With attendance by winegrowers

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm AN INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO THE WINE REGION
Explore renowned vineyard sites in Savennières, Roche-aux-Moines and Coulée-de-Serrant.

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY DINNER
The spotlight is turned on these open-spirited wines with attendance by appellation representatives.

FRIDAY 26 APRIL

9:30 am – 10:15 pm MASTERCLASS 3 – THE COT GRAPE VARIETY (ENGLISH)

10:30 am – 11:15 am MASTERCLASS 3 – THE COT GRAPE VARIETY (FRENCH)
Discover different Touraine Cot characters.

9:30 am – 1:00 pm THEMED TASTING

- Divided into introductory tables
- Touraine Sauvignon
- Top Vouvray vineyard sites
- Rosé d’Anjou – the most successful examples and innovations

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCH
With attendance by representatives from the themed tastings.

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm AN INTRODUCTORY VISIT TO THE WINE REGION
‘PGI Val de Loire: novel examples from the heart of the wine region’
A guided tour of the Italian-style town of Clisson, then a trip across the wine region for a tasting of unusual Loire red, white and rosé varietals, including Grolleau, Pineau d’Aunis and Fié Gris.

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm APERITIF AND BUFFET AT THE WINE MERCHANT’S
Talk to Loire Valley wine growers and negociants over some top wines in a relaxed, festive setting.

 

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YOUR CONTACTS : Anne-Sophie LEROUGE - Emilie CHARVET

 

• 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, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Touraine, Touraine-Amboise, Touraine-Azay-le-Rideau, Touraine-Chenonceaux, Touraine-Mesland, Touraine-Noble-Joué, Touraine-Oisly, Vouvray • PGI Val De Loire white, red and rosé.

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