Masterclass | “The southern Rhône – A different route” | LIWF 2012

May 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

There’s a BIG week ahead at the London International Wine Fair, Excel from 22nd May. with the international trade converging for three days of intense activity.

Eric Monnin tasting Séguret CDRV from our demi-muids (600 litre barrels)

Eric Monnin tasting Séguret CDRV from our demi-muids (600 litre barrels)

Why not join Boutinot Rhône winemaker Eric Monnin as he presents wines from the southern Rhône – specifically wines from the villages moving out from the shadows of the classic giants of the region. Featuring wines from Séguret, Sablet and Carianne with particular focus on the exceptional 2009’s recently released from the Boutinot estate.

Places are still available but numbers are very,very limited. To reserve your place email – if you’ve been successful you will receive an email confirmation by Monday 21st May before 12 noon.

Details:  Tuesday 22 May 3.15pm – 4.15pm, Masterclass Theatre (Y10)

To many of you Eric needs no introduction. Despite a white wine focused early career (at Champagne Louis Roederer, Bouchard Père et Fils in Beaune and Chablis’ William Fèvre) his ability to make great wines, especially the reds for which the southern Rhone is famous – is the reason we fondly call him  “Eric le Rouge
With endless passion, an easy smile and a great sense of fun, a Masterclass hosted by Eric is sure to be highly entertaining.  Six wines from the Boutinot Rhȏne range will be presented:-

  • ‘Arc du Rhône’ Cȏtes du Rhȏne Villages 2011
  • ‘Les Coteaux’ Cȏtes du Rhȏne Villages 2009
  • ‘La Citadelle’ Sablet 2009
  • ‘Les Coteaux Schisteux’ Séguret 2009 –  SWA 2012 Gold Medal
  • ‘La Cȏte Sauvage’ Cairanne 2009
  • NEW: Sixth wine to be revealed

EXCLUSIVE: For the sixth wine Eric will unveil his ‘Rhȏne of the future’ – a totally new blend of six varieties from the 2011 vintage. To be among the first in the world to taste this intriguing wine reserve your place today by emailing

Eric will be taking questions from the floor and also through Twitter, so if you have a burning question about the Rhȏne simply Tweet @BoutinotRhone

Tweet a question to Eric. The most interesting question received, as judged by Eric, will win a magnum of the stunning Boutinot Rhône ‘Les Deux Barriques’, Cairanne 2005.

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Eric and the Boutinot team will also be pouring wines from the Boutinot Rhône Range on  stand K32 including the 2012 Sommelier Wine Award Gold Medal winner,  ‘Les Coteaux Schisteux’ Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages 2009.

See you there maybe!