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The long lost ancient grape varieties of Plaimont

Plaimont Producteurs brings long-lost grape varieties, a prephylloxera cuvée, single indigenous white varietal vinifications, and more, to London!

For the first time, Plaimont Producteurs are coming to London with microvinifications of long lost ancient grape varieties to taste, which were discovered on very old prephylloxera plots in the Saint-Mont appellation, one of which is the vineyard of Sarragachies, which is a protected historical monument and reckoned to be the oldest vineyard in France, planted at the beginning of the 19th century. One of these grape varieties, for example, is Tardif, which has just been inscribed into the French Catalogue for grape varieties and thus been granted permission to be planted.

Two masterclasses will be held in the afternoon, one led by Jamie Goode and Nadine Raymond, technical researcher and winemaker of the forgotten grape varieties at Plaimont, on the indigenous grape varieties of the Southwest, the long lost grape varieties of the Southwest and prephylloxera Tannat from a single vineyard in Saint Mont. Jamie has just spent three days in the Southwest studying the grape varieties.

In addition, a blending masterclass will be led by Plaimont winemaker, Christine Cabri, on the indigenous white grape varieties of Saint Mont; Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu and Arrufiac. These will be shown as single varieties, which has never before been done and will be very eye opening to the unique characters of the grape varieties.

A walk-around tasting will also take place, showing the Plaimont Producteurs wines across the AOCs of Saint Mont, Côtes de Gascogne, Pacherenc du Vic Bilh and Madiran, all of which are available on the UK market.

The tasting will be held on the 7th February 2018 at Carousel, 71 Blandford St, Marylebone, London, W1U 8AB.

To register, click here.

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