|Charles Taylor Wines to hold first northern portfolio tasting|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:51|
Charles Taylor Wines is to hold its first stand-alone portfolio tasting in the north of England, in a bid to capitalise on the region's "unrealised potential ".
The event which will take place in Leeds in October will show over 40 wines, the lineup will include biodynamic grower Champagnes from Tarlant, classic Loire whites from Chatelain, benchmark Burgundy from Jacques Carillon, Billaud-Simon, Bertrand Ambroise and Rossignol-Trapet plus the "sought-after" wines of JJ Girard and Devillard.
It will also showcase biodynamic Pouilly Fuissés of Saumaize-Michelin, and from Germany will contrast the traditional Mosel Rieslings of Max-Ferd Richter with the progressive dry wines of Steffen Christmann from the Pfalz.
The Rhone valley will be represented by the tiny Domaine des Amphores plus Yann Chave, Domaine la Bouissiere, Lafond Roc-Epine and Châteauneuf from Bosquet des Papes. There will also be a selection of "great value" mature Bordeaux from Fourcas Dupré and Vieux Château Gaubert.
French winemaker Xavier Ritton will be joining the tasting to showcase his wines from Nuiton-Beaunoy, Terres Secretes and Caves de Prissé, all of whom offer a range of commercially appealing Burgundies at key price points.
"Charles Taylor, said: We've chosen Leeds as not only is it encircled by quality independent merchants, but is also easily accessible by rail from Newcastle and Edinburgh, as well as allowing us to capture Manchester, Nottingham, York and Sheffield.
"We're excited to see what it will bring - we feel that there is plenty of unrealised potential for our range here," he added.
Based in Westminster and established over 20 years ago, Charles Taylor Wines acts as an agent and stock holder supplying single estate wines to the trade, both in the UK and overseas.