Saint-Chinian Tasting

6 March 2018 , 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  | London

Saint-Chinian is an appellation with both limestone- and schist-derived soils in close proximity. The Syndicat de l'AOC Saint-Chinian will provide a range of carefully selected 2017 sample wines for this tasting, that will focus on the influence of these two specific geologies. There will be 10 pure varietal samples (Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvedre), some from schist-based vineyards and some from limestone vineyards, but all lying at more or less the same altitude and all from the same 2017 vintage. In addition there will be three Syrah/Grenache blends from 2015, 2016 and 2017 to give some indication of ageing potential. Comprehensive technical notes to all the wines will be provided. Vivian Roussignol, Saint Chinian winemaker and Jean-Luc Bonnin, both members of the 'Association des Terroirs de Schistes’, will host the tasting and give the full background details to both the wines and the region. This is an exceptional opportunity to explore the influence of geology on the ever-elusive concept of ‘terroir’.

Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Time: 1100-c.1230
Price: £20 for MWs, £25 for MW students and £40 for all other guests (all inclusive of VAT)
Venue: The Institute of Masters of Wine, 6 Riverlight Quay, Kirtling Street (Off Cringle Street), London, SW11 8EA

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