Grand Cru Andaluz

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Grand Cru Andaluz

WineWine extravaganza will be an assault on the taste buds (as well as the wallet)


FOR some it will be the definition of decadence. For others it will be a rare opportunity to try some of the world’s best wines.

Either way, an extraordinary wine and food event in a private estate near Ronda is bound to be an assault on the taste buds, if not the wallet.

For 295 euros, 16 lucky wine lovers will be treated to ten of the world’s best Chardonnays and a dozen other wines, including a series of Grand Cru champagnes.

Connoisseurs

The wine buffs will be served up a five course meal in person by Andalucia’s famous Michelin-starred chef Benito Gomez from Tragabuches.

Connoisseurs are coming to the event at the beautiful cortijo Finca Sanguijuela Alta on March 21 from as far and wide as Almeria and Madrid.

Among the ten best Chardonnays – all appropriately from Burgundy – are Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru Montrachet 2000, a Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2006 from Domaine Morey-Coffinet and a 1976 Chassagne Montrachet from Domaine Jean Gailliot.

If bought, the ten bottles would cost over 2000 euros.

“This is a giveaway,” said organiser Fernando Angulo, who opened one of Spain’s best wine shop Enopateca in Ronda last year. “We won’t make any money from this, I promise you.

“We just want to show to the world what Enopateca can do. This is a rare chance to experience some of the world’s rarest wines. Next time it will be nearer 1000 euros a head.”

For those only interested in the five-course lunch, served with four different wines from France, followed by various sherries, ports and spirits, the price is 150 euros.

The day will end with a concert from local Jazz Band Colossus Jazz, followed by Gin & Tonics “for those still alive”

Visit www.enopateca.com for more information

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