For the fourth consecutive year, Millesima is partnering with the Union des Grands Crus for their annual “Weekend des Grands Crus,” which this year will take place the weekend of June 4th and 5th. This year the day dedicated to tastings will occur on Saturday June 4th, from 10am to 7pm in Bordeaux, at Hanger 14 on the Quai des Chartons, and will bring together the most renowned Bordeaux Cru tasters. For this, the 11th edition of the event, each visitor will have the opportunity to taste the best wines of 2013 (plus one other vintage, up to the choice of the 118 attending properties).
The Millesima team will be present at our stand, and will be available to help you buy the wines you appreciated the most during the event. Millesima will also offer various activities, like an open blind tasting. This game of “Guess the Mystery Wine” is always well-appreciated by our participants, judging by their enthusiasm! Last year, many of you participated in unmasking a Chateau Brainaire-Ducru 2004. This year, the prize for finding the mystery wine will be a large format bottle of the wine.
Furthermore, a photobooth will be on hand for you to immortalize your visit and allow you to take home a memory of the weekend.
Why Attend The Weekend of Grands Crus de Bordeaux?
This event has benefited from a rising notoriety and is well-considered by the public. As a reminder, the 2015 edition had 1700 participants from 26 different countries: in other words, quite the success!
To participate in this weekend is a unique occasion to meet different producers and representatives from top Chateaux, but it is above all a celebration of the pleasure of tasting these magnificent wines in the heart of Bordeaux.
As a bonus, if you sign up now using our link, you will receive a discounted entry!
Use the promotional code MWGC16 while ordering your ticket online and receive -15% off the cost of entry.
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The Program of the 11th Edition
The evening of Saturday June 6th, celebratory dinners will be organised in various Chateaux, in the presence of the owners. Discover unusual and delicious wine and food pairings that celebrate the best of French gastronomy. A free shuttle service will be organised for these events, leaving from Bordeaux at 8pm.
Sunday June 5th : Visits to the vineyards and around the winegrowing regions of Bordeaux, the Union des Grands Crus golf tournament.
10:00 to 5:00, visit the best of the Bordeaux vineyards (Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Right Bank) and lunch at the properties with the buses leaving from Bordeaux. Three chateaux will be visited during the day.
10:00 to 5:00: Visit the “Open Doors” of Saint-Julien, Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. UGCB members will be opening their doors for you to visit their estates, share their passions and discover the very heart of their wines.
From 8:30 to 6:00pm, the UGCB will also welcome all gold lovers to participate in the UGBC Cup, which brings together amateurs and chateaux owners for a fun tournament—with Grands Crus as the prizes!
UGCB and Millesima will welcome many for this weekend reuniting top wines and the best of French gastronomy.
Visit the UGCB site to reserve your tickets and consult the weekend’s programme: http://ugcb.net/fr/catalogue
The UGCB is also available for any questions or to make a reservaion by phone at +33 5 56 51 91 91 and by email: email@example.com
The Grands Crus of Bordeaux 2013
Much has been read and said about the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. This vintage, like many before it, is a vintage geared towards wine drinkers, offering excellent quality-price ratios and wines that are ready to drink sooner rather than later. Certainly, the vintage offered its fair share of difficulties to the winemakers, particularly for red wines. The best wines were made from the most carefully sorted grapes, particularly for the red wines. The result is representative of hard work and the best efforts of each winemaker. The red wines are fruit-driven, fresh, and supple on the palate. These are charming wines that can be easily and frequently opened with friends or at a restaurant. Some even benefit from serving right at cellar temperature, with a touch of a chill. 2013 was also an excellent year for dry whites and dessert wines. Among those present for this UGBC weekend will be top producers from Sauternes, Pessac-Léognan and Graves.
The Attending Chateaux
Château Angludet * Château d’Armailhac * Château Balestard La Tonnelle * Château Bastor-Lamontagne * Château Batailley * Château Beau – Séjour Bécot * Château Beaumont * Château Beauregard * Château Belgrave * Château Berliquet * Château Beychevelle * Château Le Bon Pasteur * Château Bouscaut * Château Branaire – Ducru * Château Brane-Cantenac * Château La Cabanne * Château de Camensac * Château Canon * Château Canon-La-Gaffelière * Château Cantemerle * Château Cantenac Brown * Château Carbonnieux * Château Les Carmes Haut – Brion * Château Cap de Mourlin * Château de Chantegrive * Château Chasse-Spleen * Domaine de Chevalier * Château Citran * Château Clarke * Château Clerc Milon * Château Climens * Château Clinet * Château Cos Labory * Château Coufran * Château Coutet * Château La Croix de Gay * Château Croizet-Bages * Château Dauzac * Château Desmirail * Château Doisy Daëne * Château Doisy-Védrines * Château La Dominique * Château Durfort-Vivens * Château de Fargues * Château Ferrande * Château Ferrière * Château de Fieuzal * Château – Figeac * Château Fonréaud * Château Fourcas Dupré * Château Fourcas Hosten * Château Franc Mayne * Château de France * Château La Gaffelière * Château Gazin * Château Giscours * Château Gloria * Château Grand Mayne * Château Grand – Puy Ducasse * Château Gruaud Larose * Château Guiraud * Château Haut-Bages Libéral * Château Haut-Bailly * Clos Haut-Peyraguey * Château Kirwan * Château Labégorce * Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey * Château Lafon-Rochet * Château Lagrange * Château La Lagune * Château de Lamarque * Château Langoa Barton * Château Larcis Ducasse * Château Larmande * Château Larrivet Haut-Brion * Château Lascombes * Château Latour-Martillac * Château Léoville Barton * Château Léoville Poyferré * Château La Louvière * Château Lynch-Bages * Château Lynch – Moussas * Château Malartic-Lagravière * Château Marquis de Terme * Château Maucaillou * Château Monbrison * Château Nairac * Château Olivier * Château Ormes De Pez * Château Pape Clément * Château Pavie Macquin * Château Petit-Village * Château de Pez * Château Phélan Ségur * Château Pichon Baron * Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande * Château Picque Caillou * Château La Pointe * Château Poujeaux * Château Prieuré-Lichine * Château Rahoul * Château Rauzan-Gassies * Château Rauzan – Ségla * Château de Rayne Vigneau * Château Saint – Pierre * Château Sigalas Rabaud * Château Siran * Château Smith Haut Lafitte * Château Soutard * Château Suduiraut * Château Talbot * Château du Tertre * Château La Tour Blanche * Château La Tour Carnet * Château La Tour de By * Château La Tour Figeac * Château TrotteVieille * Château Villemaurine