The four wines that will be served in magnum during the dinner
Wine Explorers is an unprecedented project in the history of wine. Its objective: to carry out the first world census of all wine-growing countries. As an insatiable globetrotter, Jean-Baptiste Ancelot visited for more than 4 years around 500 estates across 90 countries and tasted and listed nearly 5,500 wines. Starting from Paris, he traveled more than 400,000 km to the four corners of the world to share, here, with us, an innovative vision of the wine planet.
The four wines that will be served in magnum during the dinner are:
Furmint 10. SZÜRET 2015 Domaine Barta (Tokaj, Hungary): Located on the 48th parallel north, in the heart of the Tokaj region, Barta is in the northeast of Hungary, on a latitude similar to that of Brest or even Orleans. The terroir of Domaine Barta 10 hectares cultivated organically and in terraces, between 150 and 340 meters above sea level, on tuff and red clay soils with steep slopes. In 2003, Domaine Barta revived one of the most majestic and steepest vineyards in the Tokaj appellation, the Király-hegy plot, nicknamed “King’s Hill”. A confidential production (10,000 bottles per year), where the furmint, vinified by spontaneous fermentation, both dry and sweet, expresses all the magic of Tokaj!
Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC 2018, Domaine Demarie (Piedmont, Italy): Three generations of the Demarie family, settled in the village of Vezza d’Alba, jointly manage the family vineyard founded in 1957, with the greatest respect for wine traditions Piedmontese. In the heart of the famous Langhe region, the Demarie estate has 20 hectares of sustainable viticulture, mostly planted on a gentle slope along the Tanaro river, with hazelnut orchards as neighbors. The Demarie estate has built its reputation on four legendary appellations of Piedmont: Barbera d’Alba, Nebbiolo d’Alba, Barbaresco and Barolo, producing fine, generous, balanced wines of great finesse.
Pefect Simplu Feteascã Neagrã 2018, Domaine Catleya (Romania): Catleya is a family estate focused on the preservation of biodiversity and the maintenance of a rich flora and fauna, where turtles, bees and other animal species punctuate with tranquility the life of the seasons. Located in the foothills of the Carpathians, on the same parallel as Bordeaux, this vineyard culminating at an altitude of 300 meters enjoys a continental climate perfectly suited to the production of high quality grapes. Discover sublime indigenous grape varieties, such as feteasca regală and feteasca albă in white or feteasca neagră in red. Alongside more well-known grape varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Cuvée Grand Cru Palava Noble Rot 2019, Domaine Sonberk (Czech Republic): The estate owes its name to the Sonnberg hill, at the foot of which it is planted, and which means “the sunny hill”. Its vineyard faces Mount Pálava and plunges into the Thaya River. Sonberk maintains the biodiversity of its vineyard, where different plants are cultivated between the rows of vines, in order to maintain a natural balance. Everything is worked exclusively by hand. Located on the 48th parallel north, Sonberk benefits from exceptional conditions for the production of precise, tight and mineral white wines, made from Pálava, Riesling, Sémillon and Chardonnay grape varieties.