VDEWS 2017

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Friday 10th of November A.M.
Round table discussion on the use of pesticides

- Marquis Piero Antinori from Italy

- Egon Müller from Germany

- Aubert de Villaine from France

- Lilian Berillon (http://www.lilian-berillon.fr)

Friday 10th of November P.M.
Hervé Berland : « Château Montrose : An Organic Approach to Grand Vin »

Hervé Berland, CEO of Château Montrose, property of the Bouygues family, will provide us with a detailed explanation about the sustainability policies implemented at the property starting 10 years back. Policies aim to become fully energy self-sufficient and integrate an organic and sustainable approach at all levels, without losing the qualities and character of the recognized terroir of Château Montrose.

Saturday 11th November A.M.
Angelo Gaja : “Climatic Changes and the Artisans of Wine”

Angelo Gaja, a world-renowned and respected Piedmontese name, who is now gradually handing over the reigns of the growing family business to his children, will share his vision of expected climate changes. With his recent investment in a vineyard on Etna and with his property in the DOCG of Bolgheri, he will share his view and experiences from all 3 regions.

Roman Niewodniczanski : « The Vineyards of the Saar : Past, Present and Future »

Roman is the owner of one of Germany’s most revered domaines, the Weingut Van Volxem in Wiltingen. Passionate about the region’s glorious winegrowing past, when wines from the Moselle were amongst the most expensive in the world, he will explain us how he is currently adapting to world markets without losing the age-old identity of his region and Riesling as variety.

Saturday 11th November P.M.
Axel Marchal & Gabriel Lepousez : « Evolution of Taste »

To what extent will the impact of the new approaches to viticulture and methods of vinification affect the taste and style of wines?

The workshops of edition 2017
Two workshops are offered as alternatives to the seminars:

NYETIMBER : This pioneering producer of great sparkling wines in Great Britain, will present the estate and wines through a tasting with the GM.

VON WINNING & HELMUT DÖNNHOFF : A liquid illustration of 2 different styles of Riesling from 2 of the greatest domaines and regions in Germany : Palatinat & Nahe.

The prestige tastings of the 2017 edition 
These tastings are taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 17H30, respectively.

Special registration needed.


A vertical of Valbuena, the 2nd wine of Vega Sicilia, pure Tempranillo.


2012 – 2010 – 2007 – 2006 – 2005 – 2004 - 1998

Moderators : Mr. Gonzalo Iturriaga (Tec.D) or Mr. Antonio Menendez (GM)


A vertical of Rieslings from Weingut Egon Müller :

2015 Scharzhofberger Kabinett “alte Reben”

1994 Scharzhofberger Kabinett

2015 Scharzhofberger Spätlese

1997 Scharzhofberger Spätlese

1988 Scharzhofberger Auslese

1975 Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel

1975 Scharzhofberger Auslese Eiswein

1976 Scharzhofberger Trockenbeerenauslese

Moderator : Monsieur Egon Müller


A vertical of 2 Grand Crus from Domaine Armand Rousseau

Chambertin GC : 2012 – 2010 – 2009 – 2006

Clos St Jacques PC : 2012 – 2010 – 2009 – 2006

“Introduction wine” to the Rousseau style : Lavaux St Jacques 2012

Moderator : Monsieur Eric Rousseau

The additional classical moments of the 2017 edition

• Open informal tasting of wines from all present producers in the Impero room.

• The great classical cuisine of Chef Michele Zambanini

• Great wines offered by our honoured Sponsors

• As always all participants are invited to share some favourite bottles from their private cellars with their table during the dinner Thursday evening.

• And, not to forget, the classical concert Saturday evening in the Colonna room with :

Silvia Chiesa (Cello)

Maurizio Baglini (Piano Fazioli)

Nicolas Dautricourt (Violin Stradivarius « Fombrauge »)