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TRADE Le Cercle Rive Droite Bordeaux Right Bank Tasting


Monday, April 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM (PDT)

TRADE Le Cercle Rive Droite Bordeaux Right Bank Tasting

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Le Rive Cercle Droite - Welcome Bordeaux to Beverly Hills

April 22nd, 2013
Le Cercle Rive Droite de Grands Vins de Bordeaux
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Trade Tasting: 2:00 - 4:45pm

 32 Prestigious Chateaux will be sampling...
2012 en primeur selections 
the outstanding 2009 and 2010 vintages

For accredited wine trade and press.

Sommeliers, wine directors, restaurateurs, importers, distributors, wine retailers, and wine media will have the exclusive opportunity to taste the 2012 “en primeur” (or future wines) and the newest 2009 and 2010 vintages from Le Cercle Rive Droite, an organization that has brought together the most prestigious chateaux from “The Right Bank of the Gironde” estuary in the Bordeaux region. Of the 143 vineyards in the organization, 33 will be on hand to show off the crème de la crème of the year’s varietals in addition to getting the first sneak peek at the 2012 vintages before they are even out of the barrels. Interviews will be available with winemakers including Cercle president Dr. Alain Raynaud, once called the “Bordeaux maverick” by Decanter Magazine. Raynaud’s expertise on the wines of the region only heightened when he became the owner of Pomerol estates Château La Croix-de-Gay and Château La Fleur-de-Gay.

Of the hundreds of wineries on the Right Bank, only chateaux with the most outstanding reputations for excellence are allowed membership into the elite Cercle Rive Droite, which was founded in 2002. With its diverse clay soil types and maritime climate, the sub-regions of the Right Bank are known to possess the ultimate Merlot-growing terroir. Additionally, Right Bank wine properties are characterized by being small, mostly family-run operations with the average size only 37 acres and it is these intimate properties that produce the “haute couture” varietals in the industry. While 2010 proved to be an ominous growing season, yielding far less bottles than years before, it was the climate at the tail end of the season that helped these winemakers produce some remarkable blends.  Of course with the lower yield, the 2010 bottles will be even more rare and truly treasured.  Specific appellations (geographic regions) that will be represented at the event include Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, Fronsac, Canon Fronsac, Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Montagne Saint-Emilion, and Lussac Saint-Emilion.

“Thanks to exceptional weather at the end of summer and into autumn, 2010 Merlot and Cabernet grapes had a flavor quality that has rarely been as good,” observed Bordeaux-based oenologist Michel Rolland who was able to take some of the first sips of the vineyard offerings. “The aromatic characteristics are excellent, encouraged by pH levels that bestow firm acidity, accentuating freshness. Here is a vintage we have dreamed of, given to us by nature,” he concluded.

Participating wineries:
Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Château de Laussac
Château Dalem
Château de la Dauphine
Château Fontenil
Haut Carles
Château Moulin Haut-Laroque
Château La Vieille Cure
Château Villars 
Canon Fronsac
Château Cassagne Haut-Canon
Château Gaby
Château Bonalgue
Clos du Clocher
Château Fayat
Château Montviel
Château Le Moulin
Château Vray Croix de Gay
Lalande de Pomerol
Château Jean de Gué
Château Siaurac
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Château Boutisse
Château Croix Cardinale
Château Grand Corbin Manuel
Château Magrez Fombrauge
Château du Parc
Château Patris
Château Rol Valentin
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
Château Fleur Cardinale
Château Fombrauge
Château de Pressac
Château Le Prieuré
Montagne Saint-Emilion
Château Messile Aubert
Lussac Saint-Emilion
Château du Courlat Cuvée Jean-Baptiste
Château La Rose Perrière

Trade Event from 2:00-4:45pm: LearnAboutWine will produce a highly effective trade event. Invitations will go to the top profiled restaurants, key hand-selling retailers, and invite only press. Our trade/media invite process is highly organized. Our efforts include the use of various media resources; including an extensive list of established contacts and the hard work of staying current with new accounts, buyers, and important cutting-edge points of distribution. A dedicated public relations firm invites only targeted accounts and works to expose this quality event to the world of magazines, TV, radio and blogosphere.


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When & Where

The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Monday, April 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM (PDT)

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