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October 1 to October 5, 2017

A week with american journalists and sommeliers

American journalists and sommeliers have been in Bordeaux from the 1st to the 5th of october to discover the region during the wine harvest, enjoy food and wine pairing and understand the botrytis natural process.

They came from the 4 main culture parts of United States : East and West coasts (Boston & San Francisco), the south (Houston) and the Midwest (around Chicago)

Winemakers welcomed :

  • Fred Swan (Sommelier and professor in San Francisco)
  • Matthew Bill (Sommelier and commercial in Chicago)
  • Jeanne O’Brien Coffey (Journaliste à Boston)
  • Jeffrey M Kralik (blogger and influencer in Houston)

 

Day to day retrospective :

1# SAINTE CROIX DU MONT AOC DISCOVERY

2# SECOND STOP TO LOUPIAC AOC

Chateau dating back from the 12 century:

View of sauternes barsac from loupiac hills:

3# JAPONEESE FOOD AND WINE PARING

 

4# SAUTERNES AOC

Chateau de Fargues, build in 1306

5# WINE HARVEST IN PREIGNAC

  

     

6# PRECIOUS WINE…

7# BOTRYTIS DOSCOVERY

On wednesday morning …

8# SAUTERNES

 

9# PIGEON HOUSE

Dating from the 1499 century

 

10# AT CHATEAU LAVILLE

Meeting with Jean-Christophe BARBE and explanation of the botrytis

 

11# Bommes 1st classified growth of sauternes, 14ha

Harvest in process

 

12# LUNCH AROUND A SAUTERNES 1ST CLASSIFIED GROWTH

 

13# LAST VISIT AT CHATEAU FILHOT, SAUTERNES