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AFCDC Virtual Wine Tasting

A few weeks ago, AFCDC teamed up with local boutique, Des Livres et Delices, to lead a virtual wine tasting. Board member Laure Levesque led a discussion with Nathalie Jeantet from Lestapis, a well-established wine boutique in Bordeaux, France, walking us through the wines and wine-making best practices of the Bordeaux region.

And now the replay is available! Click below to follow along the original discussion and questions. As a bonus, the wines we tasted originally are still available for purchase at 20% off from Des Livres et Delices. Delivery is free for purchases over $50, or arrange for curbside pickup at your convenience.

To order the wines featured in this tasting, call Philippe at Des Livres et Delices at (919) 520-4290, and mention AFCDC for 20% off your purchase of any of the 4 bottles (details below).

About Nathalie Jeantet

After graduating from History of Art at La Sorbonne, Nathalie started her career at Christie’s auction house in Paris. She moved to Bordeaux 16 years ago to settle with her family, and joined a first négociant company in 2006. She then joined another wine merchant, Lestapis & Cie in 2015, to promote Bordeaux wines in the US and Asian markets. Representing the Bordeaux region and its wines is her passion and an everyday blessing.

Featured Wines

Château Lagrugère, white 
AOP Bordeaux
201850% Sauvignon Blanc
50% Sémillon
Vivacious and expressive, balanced between the crispness of Sauvignon Blanc and the roundness of Semillon, it offers a large scope of pairing possibilities.
Château Fompeyre, red
From Château de Guilhemanson
AOP Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
201275% Merlot                  
 25% Cabernet Franc
Style akin to some Saint-Emilion leveraging the Merlot-Cabernet Franc blend. Overall great balance between tannins, acidity and fruits. Very approachable, soft and supple.
Château Saint-Loubert, red
AOP Graves
201650% Cabernet sauvignon                         50% MerlotDeep ruby color. Notes of red fruits and licorice on the nose. Mouth is clear, showing freshness and intensity. Very nice and balanced finish with persistent fruit aromas.
Château Haut Grignon, red
AOP Médoc
201667% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 2% Petit VerdotPlenty of oak spice on the nose with vanilla powder across ripe red fruit. The palate has a smoothly arranged bed of fresh and grainy tannins.