Bordeaux to Bolgheri: International Borders

07 May 2022 - 07 May 2022
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
University of Adelaide Masterclass Pavilion
Town Square, Victoria Square North/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide, SA, 5000
08 8463 4706
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You know Bordeaux – but do you know Bolgheri? Delve into the art and culture of European winemaking at the highest level in this immersive masterclass. 

There is no more esteemed winemaking region than that of Bordeaux. For generations it has excelled in crafting full-bodied wines from varieties including cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. These are the most collected and widely proliferated wines on earth. 

Italy’s Bolgheri, meanwhile, is a relatively young but prestigious appellation found on the Tuscan coast and named after a town to the north. It is a jewel in the crown of Tuscan winemaking. Many winemaking families have crafted renowned wines based on Bordeaux grape varieties since the 1970s, adding them alongside the traditional grapes like sangiovese. 

Robert Hill-Smith, proprietor of Yalumba and Negociants Australia, is a widely travelled and highly experienced palate who has tailored the fine fabric of Bordeaux and Tuscany for Australian audiences over many years. He knows first-hand the links between these great wine regions, the wines and the families who make them. 

Melbourne-based fine wine importer and distributor Daniel Airoldi will set the scene with his modern view of standout producers and vintages from Bordeaux. He has done much to rekindle interest in Bordeaux wines in Australia and is a trusted ally of the region and its producers back in France. Airoldi has been based in Australia for the past 20 years and specialises in rare bottles sourced through an extensive network of premium producers. 

Negociants Australia’s Tim Evans completes the panel. As one of Australia’s most accomplished purveyors of great international wine to the Australian market, Evans’ day-to-day dealings with the greatest wineries and winemakers around the world is second to none.

Please note: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this event.

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