Fine Wine Tasting: Rhone Valley - Tunbridge Wells
We're off to the Rhone Valley for the next of our Fine Wine adventures.
The Rhone Valley is one of France's best value regions when it comes to fine wine as it flies under the radar compared to Burgundy and Bordeaux and is correspondingly less expensive. The northern Rhone is the spiritual home of Syrah. The moderate continental climate means that winemakers plant on steep south facing slopes to get the right balance between ripe fruit and the natural acidity and tannin of the grape.
These wines have the ability to develop over 15-20 years. We'll be trying reds from Cote Rotie, Cornas and Crozes Hermitage, a barrel matured Viognier white from the famous appellation of Condrieu and a delicious Marsanne white form the lesser known region of Saint-Peray.
The southern Rhone is flatter, hotter and windier. Grenache is king in this more mediterranean climate although Syrah, Mourvedre and a host of other grapes are often in the blend. Look out for reds from Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape.
If you are wine enthusaist with an interest in the Rhone, Syrah, Chateauneuf du Pape or Alsace this is a great opportunity to try some excellent wines at one tasting.
Wines on tasting:
- Saint Peray
- Cote Rotie
- Chateauneuf du Pape
This is a tutored tasting with a digital presentation, tasting notes, tasting sheet, professional ISO tasting glasses and some food nibbles.
Places remaining: 4
Course Date/Time: Thu 22nd Nov 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY