Sunday, 30 June 2019 is a date to be remembered for all Loire wine lovers : the now traditional “Paulée de l’Anjou” will reach this year a new dimension : it will take place at the Coulée de Serrant, the day before of the Chenin Blanc International Congress.
ABOUT THE PAULEE DE L'ANJOU
The Paulée de l'Anjou is a festive event, aimed at wine professionals, historically organised by organic winemakers from “Anjou noir” to celebrate their schists terroirs and the wines that come from them. This collective adventure, started in 2012, has opened itself over the years to other great neighbouring terroirs, and is aimed at all lovers of Loire wines wishing to better understand the history, geology, grape varietals and winemaking practices of this region.
SAVE THE DATE : SUNDAY, 30 JUNE 2019
The winemakers of Anjou will hold the 8th edition of their annual "Paulée" on Sunday, 30 June 2019, the day before the 1st Chenin blanc International Congress (to be held in Angers from 1 to 3 July 2019). The proximity and complementarity of the two events, to take place around the city of Angers (1h30 from Paris), will strengthen the international dimension of the Paulée de l'Anjou.
THE COMPLETE MOSAIC OF ANJOU TERROIRS : SCHISTS AND LIMESTONE
To mark this event, the winemakers of “Anjou noir” (based on schists soils near Angers) will invite this year their friends from “Anjou
blanc” (based on limestone soils near Saumur), to gather in one day all the mosaic of terroirs of the Anjou, for an exceptional tasting.
The most emblematic winemakers of the region will be present on the day. True to their reputation of mutual aid and transmission, they will be accompanied by a talented “next generation", freshly installed in Anjou and farming in Organics / Biodynamics.
AN EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION FOR THIS 2019 EDITION : THE COULEE DE SERRANT
The 2019 edition of the Paulée will start at 2:00pm and be organised around two key moments :
A COMMITEE OF EXPERTS, ALL FRIENDS OF THE LOIRE, LED BY PASCALINE LEPELTIER
Pascaline Lepeltier, who has just been doubly crowned Best Worker and Best Sommelier of France and received the prestigious
"Personality of the Year" award from the Revue du Vin de France, will lead a group of experts, connoisseurs and true lovers of the Loire Valley (composed of sommeliers, journalists, etc.). This expert committee will take a benevolent look at the winemakers present at this Paulée. It will guarantee a selection of wineries that is representative of all the diversity of the region and will participate to this grand tasting. One of its missions will be to help revealing the “young talents of tomorrow" and the most beautiful terroirs of Anjou.
A detailed program, revealing in particular the name of the Guest of Honour for this 2019 edition, will be communicated in March.
Paz Levinson (Chef Sommelière Exécutive, Pic Group) will be guest of honour for this exceptional edition.
Paz Levinson is an Argentinean Sommelier and Educator living in France. Today she is Chef Sommelier Executive at Groupe Pic. In 2015 she won the “A.S.I. & APAS Best Sommelier of Americas” and
in 2016 for the “Best Sommelier of the World A.S.I.” award, she ranked N°4 in the world.
Paz Levinson commenced her wine career in her native Argentina, where she worked as head sommelier for a number of top-end restaurants, including Restó and Nectarine. She taught at the Centro Argentino de Vinos y Espirituosas (CAVE) for five years and obtained her professional sommelier diploma from CAVE in 2006. At the same time, she completed a BA in literature, and she recently became the first Argentinean to pass the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced sommelier certificate. Paz Levinson was named “Best Sommelier of Argentina” in 2014 and 2010 by the Argentinean Association of Sommeliers. She tastes regularly for different wine competitions, such as Decanter’s WWA. She has written for a number of magazines, including Wine&Spirits.
Paz Levinson will bring to this day all her talent and her benevolence towards the participating vintners.
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