The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Sopexa take great pleasure in inviting you to
A Taste of French Terroirs
This trade-only event will give you an opportunity to sample an extensive range of wines and spirits from several French regions and terroirs. It will also feature an exclusive Armagnac Masterclass.
Monday 2 May 2011
Zinc @ Federation Square
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tuesday 3 May 2011
Ballroom @ Establishment
225 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
|With the participation of
Born in 1875, Prosper Delord started the company as an itinerant distiller. He gained a reputation for his
dedication and expertise by carting his traveling pot around to the farms in the Bas Armagnac region.
When his son Gaston took over in 1925, he officially founded the company name and established the business as a permanent site in Lannepax.
Today, grandsons Pierre and Jacques and great grandsons Sylvain and Jérôme carry on the same tradition, having established a reputation for quality that is unsurpassed.
Owners of a prime 30 hectare vineyard in the heart of the Bas Armagnac, they have been distilling, ageing and blending their eaux-de-vie the exact same way their grandfather did. Their ageing cellars contain Armagnacs dating back to 1904.
When touring the distillery and ageing cellars, it feels as if time has stopped and you almost expect to see grandfather Prosper coming around the corner.
Blanche d’Armagnac - Delord Blanche
Bas-Armagnac - Delord Hors d’Age
Bas-Armagnac - Delord 1972
Bas-Armagnac - Delord 1979
Bas-Armagnac - Delord 1990
Bas-Armagnac - Delord 1996
Bas-Armagnac - Delord 25 years old
Armagnac de Montal
From our 1 000 hectares of vineyards, located in the most famous area, the Bas-Armagnac, we
produce Vins de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne, Armagnacs (VS, VSOP, Napoleon, XO and old vintages from 1893 to 2000), white Armagnac, Floc de Gascogne, Liqueurs, fruits with Armagnac, and sparkling
We offer a large range of grape varieties: Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Colombard, Petit Manseng, Folle Blanche, Tannat, Merlot, Cabernet-Franc, Cabernet-Sauvignon with grape-picking at night and transport in inert stainless steel trailers to preserve aromas. Exclusively pneumatic pressing.
For Armagnacs, distillation on our 3 cooper stills called Athos, Porthos and Aramis, supervised by d’Artagnan statue. We have been granted the certification ISO 9001 version 2000, since 2004, ISO 22000 since 2010 and IFS since 2007. We provide a great choice of products for restaurants, bars, department stores and duty-free shops, and we export to 30 countries.
Blanche d’Armagnac - de Montal Blanche
Bas-Armagnac - de Montal 1991
Bas-Armagnac - de Montal 1981
Bas-Armagnac - de Montal VSOP
Bas-Armagnac - de Montal XO
Champagne Breton & Fils
Our estate is in Congy, a little town in the area Marne, situated half an hour away from Epernay, between the White Coast and the Sézannais vineyard.
The story began in 1945 when Olivette and Ange Breton decided to produce and sell their Champagne. They started with 500m2 of vines which produced approximately 300 bottles. The property has since then grown through additional purchase and expansion.
Today the Bretons can boast a production of 170 000 bottles a year , from the 17 hectars of vines spread around the countryside at Congy, Ferebrianges,Sézanne, Mareuil sur Ay, Passy sur Marne and Saacy sur Marne.
Champagne -Brut Tradition NV
Champagne -Blanc de Blanc NV
Champagne -Brut Rosé NV
Champagne -Brut Prestige NV
Champagne Mailly Grand Cru
Our vineyard is located in Mailly Champagne, one of the 17 Grand Cru of the Champagne area. Mailly Grand Cru is the property of 25 families and covers 160 acres (70 ha) situated on the “Grande Montagne de Reims” and is classified 100% Grand Cru, the top of the range. Our vineyard is planted only with the two noble grapes varieties - 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay within 480 plots with different exposures and ages.
Mailly Grand Cru only sells what it produces. Our Cellar-master combines with subtlety the two grapes, our different parcels, plus a range of more than 10 years reserve wines. All our wines are aged in our own chalk cellars 20 metres below ground. Our current range contains 12 different styles of Grand Cru champagne in four collections: The Classic, The Specials, The Artistic and the Prestige.
Our unique situation allows us to produce and sell more or less 500,000 bottles every year.
The Mailly Grand Cru distribution is done only by wine professionals (importers, wholesalers, wine shops, restaurants...) the true ambassadors of our trademark both in France and external markets where we export 50% of our production to more than 30 countries.
Excellent press reviews and regularly over 90’s in wine magazines such as Wine Spectator and The Wine Enthusiast.
Champagne - Mailly Grand Cru Brut Réserve NV
Champagne - Mailly Grand Cru Brut Rosé NV
Champagne - Mailly Grand Cru L’Intemporelle 2006
Champagne Marc & Fils
Champagne Marc & Fils is a family Domain situated in the heart of Champagne, on terroirs of
Epernay and Reims.
Founded in 1625, our house grew under the passion and the destiny of each generation. Our philosophy is a rational crop management; a careful grape selection and attention to all stages of the wine making ensuring an exceptional bottle of rare personality. From vine pruning, vine growing, harvesting, wine making and Champagne ageing: Excellence is at the heart of the values at Champagne Marc.
We create and blend a range of 7 Champagnes adapted to every opportunity and everyone: Brut, Rosé, Millésime, Grand Cru Vintage. The Essence of our house is to pamper our patrimony, respect the tradition and create a high quality champagne sold throughout the world.
Champagne - Cuvée Noir & Blanc NV
Champagne - Rosé Brut NV
Champagne - Grande Cuvée NV
Champagne - Brut 2006
Champagne - Ultima-Forsan NV
Champagne - Grand Cru Perla Néra 2006
Champagne - Grand Cru Perla Ròsa 2007
Champagne Paul Goerg
The Champagne house of Paul Goerg is located in the famous Côte des Blancs, home to the greatest
Champagne Chardonnays. Premier Cru Champagnes are the result of Vertus vineyards using Chardonnay grapes to their full potential. Champagnes from Paul Goerg have been produced by enterprising and committed
winegrowers for more than two generations.
A 120 hectare vineyard, for the most part on land around Vertus, provides Champagnes Paul Goerg with a constant supply of premium quality grapes.
The elegance, finesse and purity of Chardonnay are the hallmarks of the Champagnes Paul Goerg style.
Champagne - Blanc de Blancs Brut Premier Cru NV
Champagne - Rosé Brut Premier Cru NV
Champagne - Tradition Brut Premier Cru NV
Champagne - Brut Premier Cru 2004
Champagne - Cuvée Lady Premier Cru 2000
Champagne CH. & A. Prieur
The Maison Ch. & A. Prieur was founded by Jean-Louis Prieur in 1825 in Vertus, the village of the famous Côte des Blancs. He gave the House its name in honour of his sons, Charles and Alphrède.
Made from the best of the crus, Ch. & A. Prieur Champagnes combine tradition and modernity and offer fruity, generous and balanced cuvées.
Champagne - Grand Prieur Brut NV
Champagne - Grand Prieur Blanc de Blancs Brut NV
Champagne - Grand Prieur Rosé Brut NV
Champagne - Grand Prieur 2000
54 rue de la Croix de Chaintres
49400 Dampierre sur Loire - France
Tel (+33) 6 79 93 46 57
Fax (+33) 2 41 52 99 92
Château de Chaintres
Weathered by time, in the middle of the vines, trees and flowers, lies the charming XVII century
Château de Chaintres. The 20 hectare vineyard is protected by its walls. It was planted in 1675 by the Oratoriens of Notre Dame of
Ardilliers who chose the location for its sunshine and positioning.
In the middle of the village of Chaintres, the clay-limestone soil is primarily planted with cabernet franc. For a better respect of the environment, the vines, aged between 40 and 50 years, have been converted to organic farming.
Harvesting is exclusively manual.
AOC Saumur Cuvée des Oratoriens - White 2009
AOC Saumur Champigny Domaine de Chaintres - Red 2009
AOC Saumur Champigny Château de Chaintres - Red 2007
AOC Saumur Champigny Cuvée des Oratoriens - Red 2007
Château de la Prégentière
Facing the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by vines, speckled with trees and flowers, this privately owned family winery is delicately nestled among a large pine forest. The estate occupies 120 hectares of forest, of which 55 hectares are planted with vines, in the terroir of Pontevès. Situated between Brigoles and Aix-en-Provence, this little hillside village is gifted with exceptional climatic
conditions and earth with excellent soil, to produce top quality wines.
The sun shining, the singing of cicadas and the soft smells of Provence characterise this hidden sanctuary, where men and women endeavor to create fine, subtle and authentic wines: wines from their image and their terroir. Be charmed by a fabulous aromatic palette with notes of fruits and smells of delicate flowers.
Let yourself be charmed and delightled by Château de la Prégentière, and discover the excellence of Provence.
It’s sunshine in a bottle!
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Domaine de la Prégentière Réserve - Red 2007
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Domaine de la Prégentière Réserve - Rosé 2010
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Château de la Prégentière 1st Label - Red 2008
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Château de la Prégentière 1st Label - Rosé 2009
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Château de la Prégentière 1st Label - White 2009
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Château de la Prégentière 2nd Label - Red 2008
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Château de la Prégentière 2nd Label - Rosé 2010
Coteaux Varois en Provence - Perle by Prégentière - Brut - Sparkling Rosé NV
Château du Tariquet
Chateau du Tariquet, built in 1683, has been owned by the Grassa family for several generations. They control the winemaking, distillation, production, vintage selection, blending and bottling operations; thus guaranteeing the authenticity and the quality of their production. Tariquet sales success and strengths:
- All the grapes selected for producing our Bas-Armagnac are exclusively harvested from the vineyards on the estate. At Château du Tariquet, the distillation takes place in an authentic armagnac alambic heated by wood. Known as ‘continuous distillation’, it is distinguished by the single passage of the eau-de-vie through the alambic.
- Our hundred year old cellars quietly safeguard our barrels or ‘pièces’, as they are called. Each variety and vintage are distilled and aged separately. New barrels are always used for the first few years of ageing. We select lightly toasted barrels exclusively from the tallest oaks in the French forests reputed for their fine grain. The colour of the Bas-Armagnacs from Château du Tariquet comes uniquely from the ageing in barrels. The naturally light tint is due to the alchemy between the delicately toasted oak and the eau-de-vie. The blend, a true savoir-faire, develops its identity and style after a long period of ageing.
- Distributed in over 50 countries in the finest shops and restaurants, our Bas-Armagnac is a human story combined with origin of “Terroir” like those of Cuban Cigars, hence a wonderful combination and our friendship sponsorship of the famous International Habano Festival every year since February 2005.
Blanche d’Armagnac - Château du Tariquet Blanche
Bas-Armagnac - Château duTariquet VS
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet VSOP
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet XO Chance
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet XO Equilibre
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet Légendaire
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet Folle Blanche 8 years old
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet Folle Blanche 12 years old
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet Folle blanche 15 years old
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet 1993
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet 1994
Bas-Armagnac - Château du Tariquet Carrément VSOP
Club Cépages Group provides quality French wines from original producers.
AOC Bordeaux Supérieur - Château Les Gravières de La Brandille, Tradition - Red 2009
AOC 1ère Côtes De Blayes, Bordeaux - Château Cantinot - Red 2006
AOC 1ère Côtes de Blayes, Bordeaux - Haut Boutet de Château Cantinot - Red 2006
AOC 1ère Côtes de Blayes, Bordeaux - Les Tours de Cantinot - Red 2006
AOC Lalande de Pomerol - Château Tournefeuille - Red 2007
AOC St Emilion Grand Cru - Château La Révérence - Red 2007
AOC St Estèphe - Château La Haye - Red 2005
AOC Côteaux du Languedoc - Domaine de La Croix Chaptal, Les Terasses - Red 2007
AOC Gigondas, Côtes du Rhône - Domaine du Pesqueir - Red 2008
AOC Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône - Vieille Vigne, Domaine Berthet Raynes - Red 2008
33870 Vayres - France
Tel (+33) 5 57 74 76 91
Fax (+33) 5 57 74 87 40
Cyladis is the international agent and company for a number of French wineries with an extended worldwide
distribution. All wineries that Cyladis carries, through its own « Vintage & Co. » range of single varieties and AOC or through its portfolio, are estate vineyards and generally family-owned and managed.
Cyladis pays special attention to ensure the quality and typicity of the wines we represent. Therefore, before adding a winery to our portfolio, we make sure that vine growing and wine making practices are free of any artificial processes that would rob the wine of its natural characteristics and would damage the vines and the soil over time.
Bordeaux - Château Lalande Belair - Silver Medal - Red 2009
Graves de Vayres - Château Lalande Belair - Red 2008
Graves de Vayres - Château Le Tertre - Red 2009
Graves de Vayres - Cuvée du Baron Charles - Red 2006
Domaine d'Espérance, a hillside in Bas-Armagnac in Gascony, was purchased by Jean-Louis and Claire de Montesquiou in 1990, having been left to run wild. The domaine has been completely restructured and is now well known for its high quality armagnacs which regularly win Gold and Silver medals. Clients include Air-France First class, highly ranked restaurants and connaisseurs!
The vineyard is now 30 hectares. It is the sandy clay soil of Grand-Bas-Armagnac, west of the Appellation, known as "terre-buc", which produces the domain's fruity armagnac.
For distillation, we use Baco 22A, and Folle Blanche, which are the traditionnal grape varieties for high quality Bas-Armagnac.
The wine for the armagnac, low in alcohol, is distilled very quickly after the end of the fermentation process in a traditionnal armagnac still, and on a low degree of alcohol (54%) to keep the maximum of aromas. We buy gascon oak barrels every year to age our spirits.
Our armagnacs do not contain any additives.
Blanche d’Armagnac - Domaine d’Espérance Blanche
Bas-Armagnac - Les Hauts d’Espérance 5 years old
Bas-Armagnac - Les Hauts d’Espérance 10 years old
Bas-Armagnac - Domaine d’Espérance 1998
Bas-Armagnac - Domaine d’Espérance 1994
Bas-Armagnac - Domaine d’Espérance 1992
Domaine des Herbauges
In the west of France, situated at the mouth of the Loire river, just near the Atlantic ocean, Domaine des
Herbauges vineyard extends over 75 hectares (187,50 acres) overlooking Lac de GrandLieu. This ideal location provides a unique and perfect micro-climate for the Melon de Bourgogne, the grape variety of Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie. This fresh dry white wine offers nice balance, suppleness and powerful bouquets.
Created in 1864, Domaine des Herbauges has been a family owned vineyard for five generations. Jérôme Choblet scrupulously respects the environment by using sustainable agriculture practices in his famous vineyard. In the cellars, high technology is combined with ancestral methods to produce high quality wines, which are
exported around the world.
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Le Légendaire 2000
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Château de la Pierre 2010
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - La Roche Blanche 2010
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Clos de la Sénaigerie 2010
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Clos de la Fine 2010
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Fief Guérin 2010
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Château de Lorière 2010
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Classic 2010
AOC Muscadet - Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie - Collection Plaisir 2010
Chardonnay - Vin de pays du Val de Loire - Collection Plaisir 2010
Gérard Bertrand, a leader in the South of France, the largest wine producing region in the world,
represents 246 000 ha of vines, hence:
- An exceptional growth in sales in France and in export market with a highly recognised presence internationally in over 60 countries.
- Worldwide recognition in the international Press as the Best Value winery in the South of France.
- A new category among the Wines from the South of France at the heart of new trends and technology (Offering full range and diversity of wines: red, white, rosé, sparkling, dessert and more than 30 different varietals from the South of France including: Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Muscato and the emblematic variety of the South of France: Grenache).
- A leader and visionary in Organic wine trends
- A long term commitment in international markets
Sauvignon - Réserve Spéciale, IGP OC - White 2010
Chardonnay - Réserve Spéciale, IGP OC - White 2010
Viognier - Réserve Spéciale, IGP OC - White 2010
Cigalus - IGP OC - White 2009
Coteaux du Langedoc La Clape - Château Hospitalet réserve, AOP - White 2010
Syrah - Réserve Spéciale, IGP OC - Red 2009
Merlot - Réserve Spéciale, IGP OC - Red 2009
Cigalus rouge - IGP OC - Red 2009
Coteaux de Langedoc La Clape - Château Hospitalet réserve, AOP - Red 2009
Coteaux de Langedoc La Clape - Hospitalitas, AOP - Red 2008
Patrick Bigar Selection
Patrrick Bigar Selection represents a dozen champagne houses within the Champagne
Ardennes area, as well as several vineyards in the South of France.
The brands we wish to promote today are those of Jeeper and Champagne Patrick Bigar since it is the brand of the owner. Representing these different vineyards, Patrick Bigar Sélection plays a significatn role of intermediary, especially since export sales have been steadily increasing the past 5 years of activity.
The history of the Jeeper house began in Damery in 1944. Armand Goutorbe returned from World War II with severe injuries. As he could not travel through his vines by foot, he was obliged to buy a car - a jeep. He then
decided to differenciate himself from the other Goutorbes of the area by creating and calling his own champagne: Jeeper.
Champagne - Jeeper Cuvée Ducale NV
Champagne - Jeeper Premier Cru NV
Champagne - Jeeper Cuvée Grande Réserve Brut NV
Champagne - Jeeper Rosé NV
Champagne - Jeeper Grande Cuvée 2002 Champagne - Jeeper Cuvée Naturelle NV
Champagne - Bigar Cuvée Marie Brut NV
Champagne - Cuvée Marie Extra Brut NV
Champagne - Cuvée Marie Rose NV
Champagne - Cuvée Clovis NV
Route de Marmande -
24100 Bergerac - France
Tel (+33) 5 53 57 70 07
Fax (+33) 5 53 61 74 17
Based in Bergerac in the South West of France, SOCAV is specialised in the commercialisation of AOC Bergerac and Bordeaux wines. We have strong relationships with all the properties we work with, to ensure the quality of the products we promote. We have a large range of appellations: Côtes de Bergerac, Monbazillac, Bordeaux Supérieur, Côtes de Blaye, Saint Emilion and satellites, Médoc, Sauternes...).
Bergerac - Château La Jolie AOC - Bronze Medal Bordeaux - Red 2009
Bergerac - Château Barbier Bellevue AOC - Bergerac Silver Medal - Red 2006
Monbazillac - Château Haut Theulet - Blaye Gold Medal 2007
Bordeaux - Châteaux Grand Désir - Red 2009
Bordeaux Supérieur - Châteaux Fourchou - Superior Red 2008
Saint Emillion - Château La Rocaille 2007
Médoc - Château Ladignac 2007
Bordeaux Sauvignon - Château Saint Germain 2009
Masterclasses (from 1.00 to 3.00pm)
The Armagnac Producers Association is proud to present an exclusive Masterclass to introduce the Armagnac terroir, its history and its relevance in gastronomy and cocktail preparation. Four Armagnac producers will showcase some of their flagship spirits.
► If you are a professional and would like to attend this trade tasting and masterclasses:
RSVP essential by Friday 29 April 2011 - Please complete the attached acceptance form
► For media enquiries please contact Olivier Deschang - +61 3 9600 0000 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Media downloads: Armagnac Press Pack (pdf 5Mo)
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