The Most Important Event of Great Terroir WINES in 2017

The second Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium, China’s most influential event about wine terroir, will take place on 8 – 10 December 2017 in Shanghai, China. It will focus on the theme: “The relationship between terroir and man”, aiming to enhance the understanding of the concept and practices of terroir internationally.

“Terroir is the dream of mankind for thousands of years.” Said by Mr. Aubert de Villaine, Honorary President of the Association des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne, co-owner of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, in his keynote speech in the first “Terroir Renaissance International Wine Culture Symposium” in 2015. His words touched countless Chinese wine lovers. Terroir, is the set of factors of natural environment and human including land, mountains, climate, human’s customs and habits. Wine is representative product of terroir. And terroir is the foundation of all great wines. To understand and to share the great culture of wine, it’s crucial to learn the concept and practice of terroir.

2017 symposium is divided into 4 main parts: a 9-hour International Terroir Seminar, 12 masterclasses, a grand fine wine tasting with more than 80 celebrated wineries and a prestige dinner to be attended by wine critics, owners of top wineries, celebrities and key opinion leaders of wine industry in China.

For wine lovers, the entire three-day events will be an unprecedented opportunity to learn the concept of terroir, to discover the secrets behind the greatest wines of the world. For professionals, the symposium will be unique chance to meet legendary wine growers and influential wine experts who will share decades of rich experience as well as understand how terroir reveals the true value of authentic wines.

 

CONTENT

Part 1 | International Terroir seminar

Part 2 | Masterclasses on Top Terroir

Part 3 | Grand Tasting of
the World’s Top Terroir Wines

Part 4 | Prestige Dinner of Top Derroir

 

Part 1: International Terroir Seminar

Time: Morning session 9:00-12:30, Afternoon session 14:00-18:00, December 9th, 2017 (Saturday)

Venue: Auditorium on 1rd floor of the Main Building, Fa Hua Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 535 Fa Hua Zhen Road, Changning District, Shanghai

 

The 9-hour International Seminar on Terroir on Saturday 9th Dec 2017 is the most important part of the Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium. It’s constituted by 5 modules and 13 classes taught by 18 globally leading figures in wine world, including world-renowned wine experts and producers. The seminar will focus on the theme of the relationship between Terroir and human and interpret the meaning of Terroir – the core concept of the wine world.

Mr. Aubert de Villaine, Honorary President of the Association des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne, co-owner of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, was keynote speaker of the first Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium in 2015. He will send his message about the spirit of wine growers through a special video during the seminar to support the symposium.

China’s top English and French translators will provide simultaneous interpretation during the whole seminar. An online live streaming in high definition and via multi-camera shooting would also be available for those who cannot attend it in presence. Audiences who watch the seminars via live streaming can also join the Q&A sessions.

Part 2: Masterclasses on Top Terroir

Venue: 3rd Floor of St Regis Hotel Jing An, No. 1008 Beijing West Road, Jing An District, Shanghai

01 | Masterclass

Terroir Study of Aux Brulées and Les Chaumes from Domaine Méo-Camuzet

Time: 16:30-18:00, December 10th, 2017 (Sunday)

Speaker

Jean-Nicolas Méo

Owner of DomaineMéo-Camuzet

Domaine Méo-Camuzet is one of the most famous wine producers in Vosne-Romanée in the core of Burgundy. It produces some of the world’s most sought-after wines from a range of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. Those wines are not only very expensive, but also extremely scarce which are among the top choices for wine collections.

In this Master class, Domaine owner Jean-Nicolas Méo will bring a rare Premier Cru vertical tasting, through 4 outstanding vintages of two core premier cru vineyards Aux Brulées and Les Chaumes, in total to taste 8 wines. This is the first time Jean-Nicolas Méo pours and explain the two outstanding Premier Cru in China, the total market value of 8 wines is more than 30,000RMB. A masterclass that Burgundy lovers should never miss.

02 | Masterclass

The Terroir of Pauillac and Its Multiple Facettes Explained by Philippe Dhalluin

Time: 14:00-15:30, December 10th, 2017 (Sunday)

Speaker

Philippe Dhalluin

General Manager of Château Mouton-Rothschild

Château Mouton Rothschild has created a lot of legends – the First Growth of Bordeaux 1855 Classification, the only Chateau upgraded in the 1855 Classification, in the Rothschild family hands of 164 years, as well as the famous art wine label.

In this masterclass, Philippe Dhalluin, General Manager and Chief Winemaker of Château Mouton Rothschild will lead us to explore the famous terroir of Pauillac and its multiple Facettes by tasting and comparing 8 vintages of Château Mouton Rothschild, Petit Mouton, Château Clerc Milon, Château d’Armailhac. Total market value of wines to taste is more than 35,000 RMB. It’s a very rare opportunity to taste top Bordeaux wines with one of the best winemakers of Bordeaux. A masterclass that true lovers of Bordeaux should never miss.

03 | Masterclass

Vertical Tasting of Château Climens with the Owner Bérénice Lurton

Time: 16:30-18:00, December 8th, 2017 (Friday)

Speaker

Bérénice Lurton

Owner of Chateau Climens

1er Grand Cru Classé of 1855 Classification of Bordeaux

Château Climens, Premier Grand Cru Classés of Sauternes and Barsac in  1855, has been widely recognized as the only competitor of Château d’Yquem since the 19th century. It has been owned and managed by the Lurton family since the 1970s, and has maintained high quality and prestige position ever after. The winery produces the most expensive noble wine of Barsac and is considered to be one of the best sweet wines of the world. Among the Grands Crus Classés who produce sweet wine in Bordeaux, Château Climens is the only one being certified biodynamic.

Bérénice Lurton, the owner of Château Climens, will present a vertical tasting masterclass. The oldest wine can be traced back to 1998. There will also be the outstanding vintage 2005 and 2009 which has got high scores from wine critics. It will be a great chance to explore the charm of aged sweet wines and Barsac’s terroir.

04 | Masterclass

Tasting 6 Chablis Grands Crus of Domaine Long-Depaquit with Christophe Bichot and Bernard Burtschy

Time: 14:00-15:30, December 10th, 2017 (Sunday)

Speaker

Christophe Bichot

Co-owner of Maison Albert Bichot

Bernard Burtschy

World-renowned Wine Critic

Albert Bichot is one of the most important family-owned winery and negociant in Burgundy. It owns vineyards with great terroir in several villages of Burgundy, among which Domaine Long-Depaquit is particularly famous for Chablis white wines. The winery owns vineyards in 5 out of the 7 Grand Crus of Chablis, and also owns a 2.35-hectare monopoly unofficial Grand Cru — Moutonne. Christophe Bichot,  The sixth-generation of Bichot family and world-renowned wine critic Bernerd Burtschy, will present this spectacular master class of Chablis Grand Crus. You will taste 6 Chablis Grand Crus white wines from Domaine Long-Depaquit and a rare exclusive Moutonne monopoly Magnum 2006. This Master Class will be an extraordinary opportunity to taste and compare the terroir of 6 different Chablis Grands Crus with true Burgundy experts.

05-06 | Masterclass

Decode Biodynamics with Alain Moueix, Bernard Burtschy and Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne

Time: First Masterclass 9:00-10:30 Second Masterclass 11:30-13:00, December 10th, 2017 (Sunday)

Speaker

First Masterclass:

Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne

World-renowned Biodynamic Consultant

Second Masterclass:

Alain Moueix

Vice President of Biodyvin

Bernard Burtschy

World-renowned Wine Critic

Biodynamic is no longer a strange concept for most of wine lovers. Many famous producers have begun to practice the Biodynamics, including DRC and Leroy. Why so many top producers are following this mysterious method? What is the difference between Biodynamic and Organic methods? How the Biodynamic influences wines on flavor and quality? What is the effect of the practice of Biodynamic on the expression of the Terroir? In 2017 Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium, there will be 2 unprecedented masterclasses about the Biodynamics.

The two masterclasses will be presented by 3 French Biodynamic experts, by tasting wines from 3 Biodynamic Bordeaux Chateaux, and comparing samples before/during/after the practice of Biodynamic method and samples of organic method, all thoses questions about Biodynamics will be answered.

07-08 | Masterclass

Tastings of Kumeu River Winery and TeWhare Ra

Time: Kumeu River 16:30-17:30 TWR 17:45-18:45, December 10th, 2017 (Sunday)

Speaker

First Masterclass:

Michael Brajkovich MW

Head Winemaker of Kumeu River Winery

Second Masterclass:

Anna Flowerday

Owner of Te Whare Ra

New Zealand is one of the most distinctive wine producing countries of the world. Small region as it is, it has become an indispensable part of the world atlas of wine by making wines with great purity and quality. The average price of its wine still remains the highest all over the world.

In 2017 Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium, Michael Brajkovich MW, the first Master of Wine of New Zealand,  owner and winemaker of Kumew River winery, and Anna Flowerday, owner and winemaker of Te Whare Ra winery, will give 2 spectacular masterclasses by presenting 5 different wines respectively from their own winery to show the treasure of great terroir in Newzeland.

09-10 | Masterclass

Vertical Tastings of Felton Road & Ata Rangi

Time: Felton Road 9:00-10:30 Ata Rangi 11:30-13:00, December 10th, 2017 (Sunday)

Speaker

First Masterclass:

Blair Walter, Head Winemaker of Felton Road

Second Masterclass:

Helen Masters, Head Winemaker of Ata Rangi

Felton Road of Central Otago on New Zealand’s South Island and Ata Rangi of Martinborough on North Island,  are both widely regarded as preeminent Pinot Noir producers of the world. Both of them have been awarded “Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa” — Grands Crus of New Zealand.

In 2017 Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium, Blair Walter, head winemaker of Felton Road, and Helen Masters, head winemaker of Ata Rangi, will bring respectively their flagship Pinot Noir  to present 2 vertical tasting masterclasses. A rare opportunity of learn and to taste New Zealand’s best black Pinot Noir terroirs.

11 | Masterclass

World’s Distinctive Terroir Exploration by Paolo Basso

Time: 19:00-20:30, December 8th, 2017 (Friday)

Speaker

Paolo Basso

World’s Best Sommelier 2013

Paolo Basso, World’s Best Sommelier of 2013, is among the . He is one of the most respected experts with great wine knowledge and rich experiences of the art of wine tasting. In this masterclass he will present 9 great wines from the World’s greatest terroir across countries including France, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. It is a very rare chance for wine lovers and professionals to learn from one of the World’s greatest wine experts and to taste top wines from all over the world.

12 | Masterclass

Masterclass of Ian D’Agata: Decode Terroir with Italian Native Wine Grapes

Time: 14:00-15:30, December 8th, 2017(Friday)

Speaker

Ian D’Agata

World-renowned Wine Critic

Ian D’Agata has been speaking and writing about wine for over twenty-five years. As an award-winning writer, he wrote Native Wine Grapes of Italy, which was named 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Awards Book of the Year. He is the first Italian wine writer that has ever won the award, and in 25 years he’s been named Italy’s best wine writer for numerous times.

In this masterclass he will present 10 remarkable  Italian wines made from Italian native wine grapes carefully chosen by himself, to decode the mystery of Italy’s greatest terroir. It will be a great opportunity to learn from a real master of Italian wines and the explore the magic role of Italian native grapes in expressing the greatest terroir of Italy.

Part 3: Grand Tasting of the World’s Top Terroir Wines

26 Classic Wine Regions

About 80 Top Terroir Wineries

Over 250 Selected Top Terroir Wines

Wines total value MORE THAN 500,000RMB

Best opportunity to enjoy Top Terroir Wines

Time: Morning field at 10:00-12:30, Afternoon field at 14:00-16:30, December 10th, 2017 (Sunday)

Venue: 3rd Floor of St Regis Hotel Jing An, No. 1008 Beijing West Road, Jing An District, Shanghai

The Grand Tasting of top Terroir is organized by selecting top wineries with great Terroir from wine regions all over the world. We have received much support from top wineries and first class importers of fine wines in China. It is the first wine tasting activity in China that offers over 250 wines of 80 superior wineries from 25 different wine regions worldwide.

The whole day tasting would be divided into two sessions, 3 hours for each in the morning and afternoon of Dec 10th 2017. Ticket price for each session is RMB580. With large amount of fine wines from diversified wine regions, every booth will provide a great opportunity for wine lovers and professionals to explore distinctive terroir and to communicate with winemakers and winery owners. If you want to enjoy more great wines with enough time, whole day pass ticket is highly recommended.

Partners of Grand Tasting of Top Terroir

First-Class Importers of Fine Wines

Part 4: Prestige Dinner of Top Terroir

Time: Cocktail starts at 19:45, Dinner starts at 20:30, December 9th, 2017 (Saturday)

Venue: 3rd Floor of St Regis Hotel Jing An, No. 1008 Beijing West Road, Jing An District, Shanghai

The prestige dinner of top terroir will be a very important event of the International Wine Symposium, which offers a rare opportunity to enjoy dinner with global elites of the wine world including world-renowned wine critics, owners of top wineries, celebrities and key opinion leaders of China’s wine industry. 10 top terroir wineries will bring their top wines to share with the distinguished guests and spend a spectacular night in Shanghai.

The seats have been sold out.

About Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium

Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium is organized by TasteSpirit, China’s leading platform specialized in wine media and wine education, and the pioneering advocate of the concept of terroir in China. Terroir, is the combination of natural environment factors (land, mountains, climate, etc) interacting with mankind (human knowledge, culture and customs). Wine is one of the most fundamental representative products of terroir. And terroir is the foundation of all great wines. The Symposium aims to enhance the understanding of the concept and practices of terroir internationally.

Organizer: TasteSpirit

TasteSpirit, as China’s leading platform for wine media, wine education and terroir concept advocate, is committed to providing high-quality wine content, professional wine knowledge and great wine experience for wine lovers, aims to build the most viable wine culture community. TasteSpirit’s advisory committee consists world-renowned wine critics and experts including Jancis Robinson MW, Bernard Burtschy, Ian D’Agata etc who provide extensive advice and support for TasteSpirit’s content, education, and wine events.

Co-Organizers

Association des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

International Federation of Vine and Wine of Helan Mountain’s East Foothill

Conseil des Grands Crus Classés en 1855

Biodyvin Association

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Continuing Education

St. Regis Shanghai Jingan

Partners

T&G International Logistics

CVJ & Company Limited

Merrex

Riedel

Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium

8-10 December, 2017

The seminar on December 9 will take place at Auditorium on 1rd floor of the Main Building, Fa Hua Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 535 Fa Hua Zhen Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China.
All other events will take place at Jing An St. Regis Hotel, No. 1008 Beijing West Road, Jing An District, Shanghai, China.

Details and Registration of the symposium: www.chinaterroir.com

Press Contacts  – Terroir Renaissance International Wine Symposium

(+)86 21 62360991 gao@tastespirit.com

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