Friday, March 25, 6:00 - 7:30pm
World Varietals: Bordeaux Deconstructed with Sue Nordberg
Bordeaux is probably the most famous wine region in the world. Red Bordeaux wine is a blend of grapes that have been found in the Bordeaux region for centuries. By law there are only 6 different red varietals allowed to be blended together and called Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec. and Carménère. In this class, Sue Nordberg will guide you through the Bordeaux Region in France by sampling its wines and then take you around the world to taste its component single varietals as they have made their way to Argentina, Chile, and California.
Sue’s perspective is personal and historical. Not only will you taste the wines but you will also hear the story of her experiences abroad with wines and winemakers, as well as the story of Bordeaux' rise to prominence as the greatest wine region in the world to its near total destruction and eventual revival on an international scale.
Sue will begin by tasting two very different Bordeaux wines, one from the right bank and one from the left bank of the Garonne River. Then you will be treated to a Malbec from Argentina, a Carménère from Chile, a Petit Verdot from South Africa, a Cabernet Franc from California, and the final treat, a special Meritage from California.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, with "World Varietals: Bordeaux Wine Class" in the Subject line, and provide the # and names of attendees in the body of the email, along with any comments/questions.