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DC--Tour De France Wine Tasting Series Stages 10-14
Sat, July 22, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Continuing on, to stages 10 through 14 we follow the riders through the regions of Bergerac, Jurancon, and Cahors.
The region of Bergerac is often times overshadowed by its older sister Bordeaux because of its closer proximity and the fact that Bergerac frequently uses the same grapes and makes their wines in the image of Bordeaux’s. Offering a bit more individuality is Cahors, the home to Malbec. This region is the only red wine appellation to not use Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. Their wines are known for being “black wines” meaning very dark and heavy in color and on the palate. Vineyards are placed into two categories in Cahors; limestone plateaus making the wines more tannic and then gravelly sloped plateaus making the wines fruiter. Saving the sweetest region for last is Jurancon in south-western France, making wine since the 14th century. Jurancon only makes white wines, and if you are in the mood for something sweet than this is the place to go. To put into perspective how sweet Jurancon wines are, Coke has about 108 grams of sugar in one liter. Standard dry, white wines have about 182 grams of sugar per liter. Jurancon wines however, their standard is 247 grams and their late harvest has 281 grams of sugar per liter. Talk about rotting your teeth away!
What to Expect:
This event is aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. We welcome you whether you are an entry level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine connoisseur. The 6 to 8 wines we will sample are carefully hand selected by our premier wine buying team. Please, consider joining us in the midst of a busy week to unwind and take a break from the routines of your normal day to sample some amazing wines while listening to an incredibly well informed speaker about regions and varietals you may not yet have visited or tasted.