28 May 2021

Online Wine Tasting: Meet Rhone winemaker Bastien Tardieu of Tardieu-Laurent

Online Masterclass, Edinburgh





in association with Raeburn Fine Wines

FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021  6.30PM

Join our fun interactive MW-led tasting focusing on one of the Rhone Valley's most dynamic family wineries, Maison Tardieu-Laurent.

Meet winemaker Bastien Tardieu, son of the founder Michel Tardieu.

Taste four sensational wines including the mature 2009 vintage from different Rhone appellations, including their famed Cornas.

Bastien Tardieu of Tardieu Laurent

Founded in 1996 by Michel Tardieu and Burgundian Dominique Laurent, Tardieu-Laurent is now based in Lourmarin, in Michel Tardieu's native Provence.  Today the business is run solely by the Tardieu family - and this is still very much a family business run by Michel and his wife with their children Bastien and Camille.

Michel & his son Bastien select and buy great parcels of raw fermented wines made from very old vines (over 50 years old and often older) from the historical heart of each appellation in both Northern and Southern Rhone - and blend and mature them in their cellars.  They have valued long term relationships with growers across the region who own high quality parcels of mature vines.  They make beautiful polished elegant wines with an alluring appeal.

Famille Tardieu are one of the best micro-negociants in the Rhone Valley.

"They are probably best known for their Cornas...one of the few negociants to make a cuvee that can rival the best estates", says Matt Walls (Wines of the Rhone)

They really do make world class wines which deserve their reputation.

Tardieu Laurent Rhone virtual tasting

The specially discounted tasting pack from Raeburn Fine Wines includes delivery anywhere in the UK (£160) - which normally costs retail £164.50 - includes four mature wines from different appellations.

Saint Peray Vieilles Vignes Blanc 2015 (Marsanne & Roussanne)

Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes 2009 (Grenache & Syrah)

Cote Rotie 2009 (Syrah)

Cornas Vieilles Vignes 2009 (Syrah)

The wines can be delivered ANYWHERE ON UK MAINLAND - and delivery is included in the wine price (see below).

The tasting session will take place via Zoom.  An invitation link from Rose will be emailed to you prior to the tasting with tasting mat, tasting sheet, simple instructions on how to prepare the wines & cheese matching suggestions (optional).  The tasting will last at least one hour with a chance to learn about the wines, ask the winemaker questions directly and interact with other tasters.  The aim is to have fun whilst learning about wines, in the safety of our own homes (or gardens).

PLEASE NOTE: You only need to buy one tasting ticket per household - do invite family & friends to join you - but please share the same screen.  If you are unable to attend on Fri 28 May, we can send you a recording for you to watch with the wines at your leisure.

TICKET COST: 1 household tasting place £20 (purchase below on this website OR if you prefer pay by bacs to Rose)

TASTING PACK COST: 1 X 4 bottles (75cl) wine pack for tasting at £160 to be purchased directly from Raeburn Fine Wines - this pack is only available to those who purchase a tasting ticket.

TOTAL COST: £20 + £160 = £180


To purchase the tasting case please contact:

Raeburn Fine Wines, 21-23 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1DS

Email: sales@raeburnfinewines.com

Tel: 0131 343 1159


A wonderful gift to yourself to mark the end of lockdown - or to enjoy with friends, family, colleagues or clients.



Rose Murray Brown MW

Email: masterclass@rosemurraybrown.com

Tel: 07984 893138

The Venue

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