Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Synchronized Worldwide Tasting at Sud De France

The worldwide synchronized tasting took place the same time in major cities on Monday, June 21st organized by the Sud De France and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. 50 journalists and bloggers from all over the world tasted the same five wines, interacted with the producers in France, made notes and blogged about it at the dedicated website (

The 5 bottles

What we tasted? The five wines that were selected were indeed unique not only in taste but also in packaging. We started with the Sieur d’Arques, Grande Cuvée 1531 (AOC Crémant de Limoux brut), a blend of chardonnay 70%, chenin blanc 20% and mauzac 10%. A strong but balanced sparkling wine, it's ideal for a nice aperitif for the summer. The Gérard Bertrand Cigalus, is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier, an amazing, fresh and fruity white wine with aromas of white peach and grapefruit. The rose Vignerons Catalans Fruité Catalan, which is a blend of Syrah 60 %, Grenache Noir 25 % and  Carignan 10 %, comes in a unique packaging, a balanced acidity and  a nose of red fruits. The red wine followed, a blend of Syrah 60% and Grenache 40%, named Dromadaire 30670. The first smell you get is that of the green olive but once in the mouth the taste of cherries and berries are dominant but gentle. Finally, the Mas de Madame 2006, is a Muscat of petits grains with a nose of almonds and lychee and a sweet and light finish. This Muscat won the Grande médaille d’or 2009.

It was a great event, let's do it again next year!