Online Fine Wine Tasting: The Delights of Vouvray with Peter Hahn & Tania and Vincent Careme
Wow! What an evening… perhaps the white wine tasting highlight of the summer. Vouvray at it’s very finest. In a VERY special evening we welcome the charismatic Peter Hahn of Clos de la Meslerie and the wonderful Tania and Vincent Careme of Domaine Careme joined by wine school founder and Chenin Blanc fanatic Jimmy Smith. Jimmy has been visiting both estates now for over ten years and has become very good friends with them (the Careme sparkling wine was a feature of Jimmy’s wedding back in 2016) and what’s more the Hahns and the Caremes are the best of friends. You will learn completely about the history of both producers, the Vouvray appellation, Chenin Blanc and so much more. This unmissable evening will include a tasting of six 75ml samples from truly stunning wines from both estates dug out from Jimmy’s cellar. Some very rare bottles..
Wines on Tasting
- Careme Sec 2018
- Careme Le Clos Sec 2018
- Careme Le Clos Sec 2011
- Clos de la Meslerie Sec 2017
- Clos de la Meslerie Demi-Sec 2016
- Clos de la Meslerie Moelleux 2015
Peter Hahn – Clos de la Meslerie
For those of you who are not familiar with Peter’s wines, he makes very small quantities (a few thousand bottles only) of hand crafted, organic Vouvray using wild yeasts and no intervention in the winery. His estate is in Vernou sur Brenne just east of the village of Vouvray and he has 4 small parcels that surround his lovely home, on each major point of the compass. Jimmy has collected his wines since the beginning in 2009.
Vincent and Tania Carême are young and dynamic Vouvray vignerons who set their domaine from scratch in 1999. His is not a family business – his parents are cereal farmers – but his rise to prominence has been nothing short of meteoric. The estate makes the full range of wines: sparkling, sec, demi-sec and moelleux and he uses organic methods across his vines, with the 14 hectares of vines used to produce his domaine wines being certified. Jimmy has been collecting their wines since 2008 at the inception of the West London Wine School.
Tasting Date: Friday 31st July 2020 at 6:00pm (the tasting will last approximately 2 hours)
TASTING FEE STRUCTURE:
For this special two-hour tasting, an exclusive tasting kit is available which includes a 75ml tasting sample of each wine, as well as tasting mat, tasting note paper and pen. The total cost for this tasting experience including this kit is £70.
- To reserve your place on this tasting, there is a £10 registration fee.
- Once you have registered to attend this tasting, a member of the West London Wine School team will email you a link to purchase the supplemental tasting kit. The standalone kit price is £70, however your £10 course registration fee is 100% redeemable against this before final purchase.
- Tasting kits will be sent out 1 week prior to this tasting.
Tasting Kit: What's Included:
- 75ml tasting sample of each wine (6 in total) contained in a steralised glass bottle and preserved with an inert gas (designed specifically for wine preservation)
- Tasting mat
- Tasting note sheet
- West London Wine School pen
PLEASE NOTE: As this is a virtual tasting, only one seat needs to be booked per household UNLESS individuals will be logging into the tasting series with different computers/tablets. Additional tasting kits can be purchased for £70 each if additional wines are required per household. Due to the exclusivity of these wines, supplemental full bottle tasting cases are not available for purchase.
Jimmy Smith will be joined by Vincent, Tania and Peter and they will all host this exclusive tasting live at 6:00pm on Friday 31st July 2020. This single-evening tasting will be approximately 2 hours in length.
Unable to commit on the evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting will gain access to the video recording of the live event, so you can always revisit any of these at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.
Places remaining: 9
Course Date/Time: Fri 31st Jul 2020 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration: 2 hours