An official (French) wine for the Brest maritime festival

Wednesday April 27 2016 by Vitisphere

After the incident over a Chilean wine becoming the official sponsor of the Tour de France, French chauvinism has now been appeased by news of the choice of official sponsor for the Brest Maritime Festival. From July 13 to 19, wines from the Montagne-Saint-Emilion appellation will be represented as the quayside of Brest hosts one of the largest maritime heritage festivals in the world, welcoming tall ships alongside military vessels. Wines from Bordeaux’s Right Bank will be presented by around 30 wine growers from the appellation.

Designed by the Montagne-Saint-Emilion’s growers’ organisation, the official wine flies the Brest festival flag but also builds bridges between the sea and vineyards. “Wines and boats are both made with wood”, is the poetic comment in the organisation’s press statement. “The wine growers have crafted a wine that establishes a true connection between land and sea, modernity and tradition”.

The Montagne-Saint-Emilion appellation area embraces 200 wine growers in the Libourne region between Pomerol and Saint-Emilion.

Source: Vitisphere. Photo: Montagne-Saint-Emilion growers’ organisation

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