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A Night of Biodynamics in the Wine World with Virtuous Vine

07/06/2018

Charlie Simpson from Virtuous Vine is one of Australia’s best importers for French organic and biodynamic wines, sourcing great quality, small winemakers from all across the country.

Charlie’s passionate about hand selecting wines that express place, respect the viticulture in farming, and encourage minimal intervention winemaking to craft unique and delicious wines.

Organic and biodynamic winemaking practices are becoming more and more common in the winemaking world today based off the research of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. With a natural approach to making wines by giving back to earth what the earth gives to you, using holistic farming, minimal intervention, native yeasts, and no fining, filtration, or additions, the practices allow winemakers to create wines expressive of the terroir which they are grown.

With France having such a rich history in the natural wine scene throughout every region, there is certainly a lot to explore.
On Wednesday the 4th of July, we’ll have to opportunity to sit down with Charlie and explore a unique range of wines from his portfolio as he talks us through biodynamics, the importance of minimal intervention winemaking, and how it truly represents the area in which it’s farmed.

This will be a fun and informative night with 8 great wines to taste, tickets are on sale now and going fast.

The wines we'll be tasting are:
Mas De l’Escarida Fair Virar 2016 – Gamay Pet Nat (Ardeche)
Hausherr Sunngass 2012 - Riesling/Pinot Gris (Alsace)
Berrux Le Petit Tetu 2014 – Chardonnay (Burgundy)
La Pinte Savagnin 2008 – Savagnin (Arbois, Jura)
Kreydenwiess Grimaudes Rose 2016 – Grenache (Rhone Valley)
100% Cotton Brouilly 2015 – Gamay (Brouilly, Beaujolais)
Ribiera Causse Toujours 2014 – Grenache/Cinsault/Syrah (Languedoc)
Zelige Caravent Uno Scugnizzo A Ny 2014 – Alicante (Languedoc)

WHAT: A Night of Biodynamic Wines with Virtuous Vine
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Wednesday 4 July, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $35 / Non-Members $45
TICKETS: [Members] [Guests]

Joe P