GOLD MEDAL FOR CUVÉE LA GARENNE
The Concours Général Agricole Paris is a benchmark in the winemaking world.
At the start of the year, it awarded a gold medal to the 2016 vintage of cuvée “La Garenne” in the White Burgundy category.
It is a source of great pride for Domaine Garde because the Concours Général Agricole Paris is renowned for its impartiality and the merit of its results, product of a rigorous regional short-listing process and a selection process in Paris.
The jury praised the cuvée as intense, well-balanced and rich with mineral notes both on the nose and on the palate. A fleshy wine that is generous on the palate with excellent length.
In conclusion: a wine with substance.
More information on the jury
Jury members are sommeliers, oenologists, producers, wine-grower union representatives or even informed consumers. The group of wines participating in the competition are drawn randomly by an agent from the Chamber of Agriculture. Analyses and control samples are preserved for one year in order to verify compliance. During the final, the tasting table is comprised of 6 judges, and on average 15 wines are tasted. Each judge rates the different wines based on pre-defined organoleptic criteria. Their opinions are combined to determine the final ranking for the medals for the best wines.
THEIR DECISION IS FULLY INDEPENDENT AND CANNOT BE DISPUTED BY THE ORGANISERS OR THE CANDIDATES.
GOLD MEDAL FOR CUVÉE LA GARENNE
In early April, Domaine Garde was awarded a gold medal at the Lyon International Competition. Cuvée La Garenne 2014 stood out in tastings of more than 4,500 wines from 22 countries.
In the “Still White” category, the panel of experts appreciated the expertise that went into Cuvée La Garenne 2014, and the subtlety of the Chardonnay variety.
The Lyon International Competition has been giving awards to the best cuvées since 2010. The competition is known worldwide, and is supported by prestigious partners such as the Association des Sommeliers Lyonnais et Rhône-Alpes and the Toques Blanches Lyonnaises.
LYON CHEFS VOTE FOR DOMAINE GARDE
Without local, high-quality suppliers, chefs would not be able to fill their dishes, as Frédéric Côte is well aware! Chef and owner of the restaurant Au Colombier in Anse, he thanks his “faithful suppliers” in the latest issue of Terres de Chefs magazine.
As an accompaniment to his culinary creations, Domaine Garde wines have pride of place at his table. This master restaurateur selected Cuvée La Garenne, which was recently awarded the Gold Medal at the Lyon International Competition, to be photographed in good company.
CUVÉE MORGUIÈRES MAKES A SPLASH
To find a good Chardonnay, you can rely on Potel & Chabot! This high-end Parisian caterer just added Cuvée Morguières to its menu.
Domaine Garde will therefore be represented at upcoming international events organised by Potel & Chabot: the Rolland Garros tournament in May, the Biennale des Antiquaires in September, the Paris Air Show in June 2017, etc.
Domaine Garde : Partner of the Par Coeur Gala 2014
On Thursday, September 25 was held in Lyon (France) the 9th edition of the « Par cœur Gala » organized for the benefit of two associations : « Sourire à la vie » and « Rêves de gosse ».
For this occasion, the Domaine Garde was one more time partner of this event which is very special for Tony Parker, a man of heart.
Some athletes were gathered such as the basketball player Boris Diaw, the RC Toulon rugby player Mathieu Bastareaud, the OL football player Clément Grenier or the former Brazilian footballer Sony Anderson. The slammer Grand Corps Malade was also present, the actor José Garcia, the actors of « Nos chers voisins » Joy Esther, Issa Doumbia and Jean-Bastiste Shelmerdine, the journalist and writer Christine Kelly as well. The director of the Miss France Committee Sylvie Tellier was also here and accompanied by the beautiful Marine Lorphelin, 2013 Miss France.
Domaine Garde : the Halles Paul Bocuse partner for the oyster festival
On Thursday, September 18 was held the oyster festival at the Halles Paul Bocuse of Lyon organized by Pierre-Yves Gas and Claude Polidori. For this occasion, the guests had the opportunity to taste Domaine Garde wines to enjoy the oysters of the 5 main sellers : Chez Léon, Antonin, Cellerier, Rousseau & Merle.
This great party has been a success and has been attended by 500 people.