Saturday Masterclass: A Trip Down The Loire (Leeds)
Join us on a glorious wine cruise down the scenic Loire River Valley; this often overloooked corner of France contains some of the best value for money wines around and with such a massive diversity of styles we are sure there is something for every wine lover! A hotbed of white wines with everything from dry, zesty and crisp Muscadet to more full-bodied rich Vouvray and then on to the racy minerality of Sancerre- how could a white wine lover fail to be impressed? Prefer reds? Well we can kick things off with the crunchy red fruit of Cabernet Franc in Chinon. Looking for something a little softer? Did you know that Sancerre has some of the best value Pinot Noir around? Like a bit of sparkle in your wine? Loire is a fizz specialist, making more of the beautiful bubbly than any other French region outside of Champagne. Enjoy a spot of sweet sticky indulgence? The beautiful late harvest and botrytised Chenin will have you swooning! We can't wait to share it all with you!
In 2017 Laura spent time in Tours, Vouvray and Sancerre investigating and sourcing some top wines to shine a light on one of France's most underrated wine regions. As well as some textbook examples of classic styles, she unearthed some more maverick styles. Single vineyard 'grand cru' Muscadet which is best drunk after a period of bottle ageing. A hotbed of biodynamic and natural winemakers who are working in uncoventional ways to call in to question some of the wines we thought we knew. Or what ever a tasting to showcase the tiny, almost Burgundian, climat you can find in Sancerre. We expect these to be some of the highlights of our thoroughly delcious day tasting.
As with all our Masterclasses, expect the presentation and the tasting to reflect the more specialist nature of our topic today. The perfect Saturday for avid Loire fans or those who have travelled in the region, ideal for anyone who has studied French wine to a high level- we'll show you that Loire really can compete with the best.
All our Saturday Masterclasses include a 2-course lunch in the middle of the day along with at least 12 delcious wines to taste
Places remaining: 8
Course Date/Time: Sat 9th Mar 2019 at 11 am - 4 pm
Duration: 5 hours
Venue: Radisson Blu, The Light, Leeds