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WINE APPRECIATION

4 - 9 November

JEAN CLAUDE RAMONET - CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET

Domaine Ramonet is one of the quality reference points of the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. Even before the First World War, their wines were being enjoyed in high society and in some of the finest restaurants in France. Today, brothers Jean Claude and Noël Ramonet are at the head of the Domaine that delivers exceptional quality wines year in, year out, with international demand insatiable, not just for their famous white wines but also increasingly for their highly focused, precise, pure-fruited red wines.

They currently own 17 hectares of mostly prime Chassagne-Montrachet vineyards plus a small amount of three grand crus in Puligny-Montrachet. The reds have traditionally played second fiddle to their masterful whites, but like many white focused Domaine so making reds, like Bonneau du Martray or Roulot, their reds have definitely benefited from a touch of global warming (and improved vinification techniques), and have been quite impressive in recent vintages.

Monday & Tuesday 6.00 - 7.30 pm

 

VINCENT AVRIL "CLOS DE PAPES"

Clos des Papes is one of the great established names of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and in recent years has produced a succession of remarkable wines made by Paul-Vincent Avril.  The 2005 Clos des Papes Red was voted "Wine of the Year" by Wine Spectator in 2007, this Grenache-based wine, already a Parker favourite, joined the ranks of collectable treasures.  In 2009 his white wine reached No. 10.  Join Vincent Avril for a fabulous vertical tasting of white and red Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Clos des Papes".  Learn to match food while tasting some of the best wines of both Northern and Southern Rhone Valley.

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.00 - 7.30 pm

 

SPECIAL WINE TASTING DINNER 

Wednesday Night. Special wine tasting and dinner which will provide interesting food and wine combinations. Supplement of €35.00 per resident (meal included in hotel full and half board packages). Limited availability. 

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