Planet of the Grapes - Syrah, Grenache and Viognier
Syrah, Grenache and Viognier
In the South of France lies the Rhone Valley, with its’ myriad of canals and its abundance of vineyards. Here we find the blockbuster grape Syrah (aka Shiraz) and its’ many styles. In addition, there is the spicy Grenache, and these two grapes exist together because they love the hot climate. However, at higher altitudes the cooler climate is ideal for the aromatic grape variety Viognier.
All three varieties have their look-a-likes from other regions around the world and we will be tasting them side by side.
Can you tell the difference between Syrah from Rhone Valley and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley? Which do you prefer?
Or perhaps an excellent white Viognier from Chile against the French style - can the Old French World compete?
Grenache fits nicely into a blend such as those from the Cotes du Rhone and its New World counterpart GSM (Grenache Syrah Mourvedre blends). How different are they?
Places remaining: 8
Course Date/Time: Wed 20th Sep 2017 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Chamberlain Hotel, Minories, London