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Loire Valley Masterclass With Living Wines


Living Wines, one of Australia's top French wine importers, will present an evening of wines from the Loire Valley.

With close to fifteen different vignerons in their portfolio, this little company from Tasmania have some of the most exciting producers from this area. Working with their producers for a decade now, they manage to get most of the top names in the natural movement in France, such as Mosse, Robinot, Villemade and Marc Pesnot.

This evening of fantastic wine will be hosted by the amazing Sue and Roger form Living Wines, bringing their experiences of these wines, their region, and their producers. For us, it's a rare opportunity for us to try the wines of legendary winemakers who help develop and inspire young winemakers.

They will also come along with a very rare bottle of Jean Pierre Robinot, which is made like a Vin Jaune. Only a handful of bottles made it to Australia.

About the area: The Loire Valley is home to approximately 4000 wineries. It is a very interesting area for wine as they have lots of different climate and grapes varieties. Known for Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, they are also have quite a few indigenous grapes varieties too, such as Melon de Bourgogne, Folle Blanche, Pineau d’Aunis, Grolleau, and Romorantin.

WHAT: Loire Valley Masterclass with Importer Living Wines
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Thursday 19 October, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: $35 for members; $45 for non-members.

 We’ll be trying:

 Vincent Careme Vouvray Ancestrale Sparkling 2015
Marc Pesnot Misse Terre 2015
Villemade AOP Cheverny Blanc Domaine 2016 (the first public tasting of this vintage in Australia!)
Mosse Chenin Blanc Savenniere
Domaine Saint Nicolas Haut des Clous 2012
Laurent Lebled On Est Su l' Sable 2015
Mosse Bois Rouge 2015
Jean–Pierre Robinot Les Vignes de l'Ange Vin Lumière des Sens 2013
Domaine Saint Nicolas Cuvée Jacques 2012
Chenin Blanc Robinot 2010 Enauj (Vin Jaune Style, $400+) 

Wines are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Paul Hervy