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Spring Wine Seminar: Rhône
May 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Since ancient times, the Rhône Valley has been a hub of wine culture. Viticulture is thought to have arrived in the region with the Greeks in the 4th century BC. It took the Romans using the Rhône as a thoroughfare for the establishment of the vineyards and and its reputation for quality.
The Rhône refers to one of the most important wine rivers in the world, linking together a range of wildly varied vineyards under one heading. Of particular prestige are those in the Rhône valley of southeast France, which produces more wine under the heading of Côtes du Rhône than any other appellation in the country—usually a treasure trove of red, fruity and accessible wines. These wines are the perfect gateway to the incredible diversity of vinous options this riverside valley has to offer, from fragrant and multilayered whites to the firm and savory Syrah based reds of the north, which includes a set of appellations that easily rival the best of Bordeaux and Burgundy in quality and complexity. Representing a vastly different climate and topography, the southern Rhone includes the famously rich, spicy and full bodied wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, rightfully heralded as one of the best examples of warm weather viticulture, and the various villages to its east, which offer similar styles of wine at much lower price points. So join us on Saturday for a deep dive into gorgeous, layered wines of the Rhône Valley, and discover what this multifaceted region is truly capable of bringing to the table.
- Lunar Apogé, Lirac Blanc, 2014
- Dom. de la Solitude, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, 2017
- Janasse, Cotes du Rhone ‘Garrigues’, 2011
- Domaine Betton, Crozes-Hermitage ‘Espiègle’, 2016
- Domaine des Tours, Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Réserve, 2014
- Domaine Les Pallières, Gigondas ‘Racines’, 2016
- Télégramme, Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC, 2015
- Le Clos du Caillou, Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Safres’, 2014
The Seminar begins promptly at 2pm, please arrive a few minutes before.
Includes an appropriately paired snack
Seating is very limited.
Reservations are required, by email or phone 505.983.2100
$20 Seminar Fee, credited with a $200 purchase.