As truffle season approaches, learn which wines pair best with your favourite truffle dishes.
On the programme:
The evening opens with a meeting of the Duché d’Uzès Compagnie Bachique. 21 winemakers are lined up to attend, each with a selection of their best Duché d’Uzès AOP wines paired with bite-size truffle delicacies. Visit each winemaker – and buffet – in turn to see what they have to offer! Enjoy a panoply of flavours based around Duché d’Uzès wines and the famous black diamond, tuber melanosporum.
On entry to the event you will be given a ticket, exchangeable for an appetiser plate complete with 5 bite-size truffle appetisers and a holder for your wine glass. So relax, and let the tasting begin!
It’s clear that there’s no better wine to pair with truffles than Duché d’Uzès white; nothing brings out their flavours in quite the same way. The complexity of the blend (Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Vermentino) and its intensity of flavour is the perfect foil for tuber melanosporum. Together they’re rich and succulent, a delight for the taste buds.
But don’t dismiss Duché d’Uzès reds; try them with mini chicken roulades stuffed with truffles, truffle cannelés, or feuilletés of truffled goat’s cheese mousse: the flavours work beautifully together.
And for the foodies out there – don’t miss our cold meats and shellfish workshops, guaranteed to give you even more perfect pairing ideas!
Who’ll be there?
Domaine Camp-Galhan – Ribaute les Tavernes / Domaine Chabrier Fils – Bourdic
Domaine de Comiac – St Jean de Crieulon / Domaine de La Lèque – Fressac
Domaine de l’Aqueduc – St Maximin / Domaine de l’Orviel – St Jean de Serre
Domaine de Malaïgue – Blauzac / Domaine Deleuze-Rochetin – Arpaillargues
Domaine des Coudérousses – Fons / Domaine du Chêne – Castelnau-Valence
Domaine le Sollier – Monoblet / Domaine Les Lys – Blauzac
Domaine Reynaud – St Siffret / Domaine St Firmin – Uzès
Durfort La Cave – Durfort / La Tour de Gâtigne – St Chaptes
Les Collines du Bourdic – Bourdic / Les Vignes de l’Arque – Baron
Maison Blanc Senthille – St Jean de Crieulon / Mas des Volques – Aigremont
Orénia – Les Vins Philippe Nusswitz – Durfort
Price: €47 per person (includes entry, buffet and all tastings)
Groups of 10 or more: €45 per person (please contact Duché d’Uzès Appellation directly +33 6 78 60 46 30 – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Booking required : to book CLICK HERE !
When: 7pm – 11.30pm
Where: Salle L’Ombrière in Uzès.
Nearest car parks: Ombrière – Refuge
There will be no seating at this event
Breathalysers available on the door
And to continue our truffle weekend:
Saturday 14th January:
An evening of truffles, music and wine. Join us in the marquee at Place aux Herbes to taste a range of truffle-based delicacies, created by Uzès restaurateurs and paired with Duché d’Uzès AOP wines. Finish the evening off in style, on the dance floor! Free admission, 7pm – 1am.
Truffle Night: For this Gala celebration of all things truffle-related, the Gard’s top Michelin-starred chefs have created a 100% truffle-based menu. Each recipe will be paired with a Duché d’Uzès wine, carefully selected by leading sommeliers.
Booking essential. To book please call the Comité de Promotion Agricole on 04 66 01 60 04
Sunday 15th January La Journée de la Truffe – Truffle Day!
A whole day devoted to celebrating the truffle, with over 100 kg of fresh truffles being sold to individual customers throughout the day.
Taking place all day: truffle-hunting demonstrations, auctions, a special Mass to celebrate truffles, Duché d’Uzès wine bar, truffle and wine pairing, and more.
10.30 and 11.30 am: Guided tastings: learn to pair truffles with wine. Try 6 different truffle-based foods, pairing them with Duché d’Uzès wines. Booking essential; to book, visit the Comité de Promotion Agricole d’Uzès website (below).
12 noon: Truffle lunch at the Salle de l’Ancien Evêché d’Uzès, served with Duché d’Uzès wine. Booking essential; to book visit the Comité de Promotion Agricole d’Uzès website (below).
Find the complete programme for 2023’s Truffle weekend on the Comité de Promotion Agricole website.
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