Savarro Saluto Masterclass
Savarro, more commonly known as Savagnin, is one of the ‘Mothers of all grapes.’ It was first recorded in the 10th century in the town of Tramin in North Eastern Italy. It travelled around Europe for centuries picking up different names in different regions. It then went on to ‘mother’ many of today’s modern varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Gruner Veltliner, to name a few. Not commonly grown in Australia, our Masterclass will expose you to the history and the growing conditions required to perfect this unique variety.
For our Savarro Saluto, you will taste eight samples. Some grown in our Hexham vineyard, including a tank sample from 2019, a pre-release look at 2018 as well as stock from our museum selection. We have also selected wines from European regions that specialise in the variety, specifically the Valais in Switzerland and Jura in France, and the quite rare and interesting Vin Jaune or ‘Yellow Wine’. Vin Jaune is aged for six years and three months in barrels that are not topped up — one of the most interesting and unusual wines you will ever try.
Tasting will be accompanied by cheeses also from these regions as well as cured meats, all specially selected by chef Paul
When: Session 1 at 3:00p.m. on Saturday 30th March, or Session 2 at 3:00p.m. on Sunday 31st March
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour
Cost: $30 per person, includes tasting of eight wines accompanied by specialty cheeses and cured meats
Payment required upon booking. Ph: +61 3 5962 4716.
(Please Note: Places are strictly limited (16 places per session only). Book early to avoid disappointment.)