Trade and Wine Professionals are invited to a wine Masterclass later this month – details below.
Since 1979 Plaimont Producteurs have been making excellent characterful wines from indigenous varieties in Gascony, South West France.
Now they are coming to Dublin to show their work in preserving long-lost indigenous grape varieties!
Hosted by importer Honest2Goodness, Plaimont technical director Nadine Raymond will outline how they have nursed these grape varieties (which disappeared after phylloxera) back to life from very old vineyard plots, primarily in Saint Mont an AOC nestled between Cotes de Gascogne and Madiran.
Nadine heads up the Conservatory where much work is done including micro-vinification to understand the viability of producing these rare varieties on a commercial scale.
The grape varieties were rediscovered some 20 years ago in a vineyard which dates back to the late 1700’s or early 1800’s. This old vineyard has since been named an historic monument by the French government.
As well as hearing the story there will be a selection of wines to taste across the IGP Cotes de Gascogne, St. Mont, Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic Bihl ranges including the first 2 commercially available wines from the rediscovered grape Manseng Noir.
If you are interested in brushing up your knowledge on the indigenous grapes of South-West France or would like to add fantastic mineral and complex wines with a sense of place to your list, do get in touch!
Tuesday 23rd October
Presentation & Tasting 10.30am-12.30pm
Informal Chat & Tasting 2.30pm-4.20pm
Drury Buildings, Drury St. Dublin 2