The Secret of 'Terroir' Tasting at Christos' House

  • October 4, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • Christos' House

'Terroir' is a term often used by French winemakers but what does it mean and what influence does it have on the quality of the wine? Is better 'terroir' just a way of charging consumers more for a wine or is the higher price justified? Here's your chance to find out....

In this fascinating tasting there will 5 pairs of wines (2 white and 3 red) from 5 different French producers. Each pair will feature 2 wines form the same village, same appellation and the same vintage -  but the wines from each pair will come from 2 different vineyards. Here is the full line-up:

Jean Luc Meyer Gewurztraminer Alsace 2010  

Jean Luc Meyer Gewurztraminer Grand Cru 'Eichberg' Alsace 2010

St Aubin Francoise & Denis Clair Burgundy 2009  

St Aubin 1er cru 'Les Champots' Francoise & Denis Clair Burgundy 2009

Savigny-Les-Beaune Domaine Lucien Jacob Burgundy 2008

Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er cru 'Les Peuillets' Domaine Lucien Jacob Burgundy 2008

Chinon 'Cuvee Terroir' Wilfrid Rousse 2009 Loire

Chinon 'Clos de la Roche' Wilfrid Rousse 2009 Loire

Gigondas Domaine des Espiers 2009 Rhone

Gigondas 'Cuvee des Blaches' Domaine des Espiers 2009 Rhone

Before the tasting there will also be a couple of bottles of champagne and some nibbles, and at the end a selection of fine cheses, pates and bread.

This tasting will be limited to 12 people seated round one table (so a bottle of wine per person) and the 'ticket price' is just £32.50.



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  • Mark G.

    Excellent evening. Learning points and some surprises. Again, we did not all like the same things :-)

    October 8, 2013

  • Alex

    Very enjoyable and perfect opportunity to assess the truth or myth of terroir

    October 5, 2013

  • John

    Great tasting! Very nice to have wines in pairs to compare.

    October 5, 2013

  • Justin

    Sorry I cannot make this, but this does look really good. Enjoy everyone.

    September 19, 2013

  • Nicole

    Sounds great!!!

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Mark G.

    At long last, managed to dovetail my calendar to an event chez C!! Looking forward to it

    September 19, 2013

  • Wayne G.

    Theatre on this night :(

    September 19, 2013

  • Richard C.

    Sorry, lots of things I'd like to taste there but I'll be in Umbria that week.

    September 19, 2013

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