Date: Friday 7 November, 12.00-14.30Sponsored by Société Générale Corporate & Investment BankingWhere: The Dorchester, London W1K 1PNGuest Speaker: Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of London Stock Exchange GroupChampagne partner: Vranken PommeryWine partners: Les Vins de Graves, Les Vins de Pessac Leognan, Les Vins du MédocCosts: £100+VAT per person£950 for a table of 10; £1140 for a table of 12To book a table, please contact Cécilia Gonzalez on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 092 6642
The Graves region is the cradle of Bordeaux white and red wines. The Graves wine district starts at the “Jalle de Blanquefort” and ends just after Langon.
The river forms the Easter border of the vineyards while to the west the pine forest of the Landes serves as boundary and protection alike. But the majority of A.O.C. GRAVES wines come from the area extending from La Brède to Langon, encircling the Barsac and the Sauternes appellation area.
To understand the Médoc, you have to unravel 3 secrets.Three mysteries which, once solved, throw some light on what lies behind the Médoc vineyards, the half-hidden face of which does not easily reveal the essence of its existence.
With patience, the skies will clear, the soil will talk and you will finally come to understand why this wine-making region is, without doubt, one of the most prestigious in the world.
Rigorously selected and controlled by the I.N.A.O, the current production is of the order of 75000 hls with more than 1700 hectares of production or some 10 million bottles (80% Red and 20% dry White). Of this about 20% is exported.
The new A.O.C Pessac-Léognan was born in September 1987 in the very old region of the Graves de Bordeaux, formerly the Banlieue Prévôtale (Provostal Suburb).Cradle of the Bordeaux vineyards, the A.O.C Pessac-Léognan includes 74 Châteaux and Domains split between 10 communes. All located on this exceptional soil, 16 of them, of which the famous Château Haut-Brion, are Classified Vintages of the Graves.
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