The Wine Feed Brings French Winemakers to Triangle Community

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) February 13, 2013 - The Wine Feed is providing a special opportunity for the community to take in the history and tradition of French wine by sharing a few of their favorites. This First Friday, March 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Wine Feed will host a French-themed evening of fun, wine and festivities at their downtown Raleigh event space located at 18 Glenwood Ave. Suite B.

    Featuring an expanded selection of delicious French wines for tasting, guests will also receive the unique opportunity to meet and greet with some renowned French winemakers. Special guests in attendance include the following:

    • Lionel Latorse, Château Gabaron, Bordeaux
    Lionel is the third generation of the Latorse family to own this 300-acre property located in La Sauve in the heart of the "Entre Deux Mers" region of Bordeaux. Named after its location between the Dordogne and the Garonne Rivers, the two rivers have shaped the complexity of this Terroir. Learn about the cutting-edge techniques used by the family domaine to ensure optimum quality such as "parcel selection," or the vinifying of each grape and single blocks separately.

    • Emmanuel Rybinski, Clos Troteligotte, Cahors
    Entirely replanted in 1987 by Emmanuel's father, the 29-acre family vineyard is located on the unique plateau of iron-rich limestone of Villesèque - a small village situated at an elevation of 1400 feet. Certified sustainable since 2005, the entire estate has been in conversion to ECOCERT organic certification since 2011. An interesting fact - each cuvée's name is a word starting with a "K", the way that the first two letters of the Cahors region are pronounced in French.

    • Jo Landron, Domaine de La Louvetrie, Muscadet
    The 89-acres of Domaine de La Louvetrie are located on the rolling hills of the Sèvre and Maine Rivers in theMuscadet region. Known to be the most ideal terroir of the region, the soils on his property are rich in magnesium and potassium, made up of clay, gravel and sand above subsoil's of Gneiss, schist, granite and volcanic rocks. The vineyard is dominated by maritime influences of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, which give the wines a distinctive saltiness. The vineyard was converted toorganic viticulture in 1999, gaining full certification from ECOCERT in 2002. Jo earned BIODYVIN biodynamic certification in 2008.

    • Virgile Rousseau, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Languedoc
    The owners of Mas de Daumas de Gassac aim to conserve the wild beauty of their landscape, especially the wild garrigue. That's why their vines are planted in hidden glades in the dense, forest-like garrigue that dominates the countryside. Some 50 hectares of mostly uncloned vines grow organically in these clearings, which produce a symphony of aromas, reflecting the individuality of this exquisite terroir.

    Interested attendees can purchase tickets on-site for $5. Visit for more information.

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