In Champagne your reputation can be judged solely by your history or lack there of and although the three Frerejean Taittinger brothers have centuries of family history (both in Champagne, but also as Master Cannon Makers for Napoleon throughout the Franco-Prusian wars) Maison Frerejean Frères has little history to speak of. Founded in Avize, Cote des Blancs in only 2005, Rodolphe would prefer you judge his wines by what’s in the bottle.
Pietradolce is located in Solicchiata, a small village a few kilometers from the town of Castiglione di Sicilia, on the Northern slope of Mount Etna. Here it is told a story of passion and attachment to the land, the story of the Faro family who is completely one with its terroir.
The first session of the month will be hosted by Kenji Jesse and will take the audience on a global flavour adventure with drinks recipes inspired by Mexico, Peru and Brazil.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the purchase of the estate by the late Dutch entrepreneur Eric Albada-Jelgersma, which is today run by his three children. Situated in the heart of the Margaux appellation, this third growth estate has undergone massive change under the direction of General Manager, Alexander Van Beek, a fellow dutchman, who arrived at the property in 1995 at the young age of 24.
This great beginner tasting will introduce you to some of the signature grape varieties and wines of the New World, including Argentinian Malbec, South Australian Riesling, Californian Pinot Noir and Chilean Carménère.
Brought to you by: WSET School London
Join our South African ex-Assistant Head Sommelier (current Head Sommelier at CORE by Clare Smyth), Gareth Ferreira, who will be taking us through the history of South Africa, the regions, climate and soils as we explore the production of Syrah.