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Wine and Cheese tasting !
Join us on 20 November from 6 pm for one of our biggest events of the year: the tasting of two Beaujolais Villages wine, Domaine de la Croix de Montmerond and Domaine des Houdières Fleurie ! Ticket holders will enjoy two complimentary glasses of this famous French red wine and some delicious hors d'oeuvres!
More information about the Beaujolais Villages down below.
To make the event more special, and in an effort to raise funds for our association, a big raffle will take place during the event. Come and try your luck to win one of our fantastic prizes generously offered by our sponsors!
Raffle tickets will be sold at the door at the cost of $2 for 1 ticket and $5 for 3 tickets (cash only).
📅 Friday 20th of November
⏰ From 6pm to 9:30pm
📌 Alliance Française, Dominion Building, 78 Victoria Street, Wellington
About the Beaujolais Villages wine
Domaine de la Croix de Montmerond ‘Beaujolais Villages’
Beaujolais has four distinct quality levels, all labelled differently. Beaujolais-Nouveau is the first wine in France to be released each year – fermented very quickly with carbonic maceration, and promptly bottled and rushed out the door in time for parties around the world every November. With explosive fruit flavours it is good for immediate consumption rather than aging. Beaujolais-Villages is two steps up the food chain, definitely wine of better quality without sacrificing the easy-drinking and fruity nature, superb barbecue wines, and often served lightly chilled like a rosé in the summer sunshine. Even better paired with some charcuterie.
Vibrant purple in colour, aromas of baked plums and brown spice, light and fruity in the mouth with a dry rustic finish. Enjoy now or in the next two years.
Domaine des Houdières ‘Fleurie’
The best 10 villages in Beaujolais are the ‘Cru’ wines of the region, and labelled not as ‘Beaujolais’ but just the name of the village – in this case “Fleurie”. The soils in the Cru villages are granite rather than clay for the rest of the region, and grown on slopes that make for a more serious and concentrated wine. Fleurie is considered the most aromatic and floral of the Beaujolais, but ironically Fleurie is named for a Roman General Floricum rather than anything to do with flowers!
The wine is intensely purple-ruby coloured, aromas of sweet cherry, jasmine, black roses, and baked fruit. Savoury on the palate with good intensity and a savoury dry mineral finish. Drink now or cellar for the next three years.