We will create an intimate and collaborative atmosphere for the symposium, which is taking place from 26th to 28th of June; so that the producers and wine experts, arriving from all over the world, can completely concentrate on the most precious sort of red grapes”, David Pearson says.
Thus, the list of speakers reads like the “who is who” of the international wine scene. For instance, Thomas Duroux from the Château Palmer has promised to come, as well as Warren Winiarski, founder of the Stag Leap Wine Cellars. Laura Catena from the Argentine Bodega Catena Zapata will be there, too; and Elias Fernandez from the Shafer Vineyards winery, and Wanja Cullen from the Margaret River region. Finally, Roger Boulton and Carole Meredith from the University of California, Davis, have agreed to come.
Bordeaux is being strongly represented, as well, apart from Thomas Duroux. It was above all Jean-Guillaume Prats from the Château Cos d’Estournel who has promised to come, but as well wine makers and oenologists from the Château Moutin Rothschild, the Château Palmer, the Château Margaux, and the Château Cheval Blanc.
For these three days, there are planned workshops and discussions about, among other things, the development of the Rutherford region as Cabernet Sauvignon region, as well as the introduction of a study about the geology and the terroirs of the Stag Leap district. Moreover, a study about Argentinian wines, with the focus on the Malbec sort of grape, will be discussed. There will be further discussions about Cabernet clones 7 and 337, and a special seminar is dedicated to how to secure the vintage at extreme weather conditions.
“In today’s world, which is difficult and is changing fast, it is probably the biggest mis-take of the producers not to exchange knowledge with each other”, Roger Asleson says. “Indeed, nowadays we have to collaborate more than ever and to disclose our ideas and to discuss about what can lead us to better practices.” (red.yoopress)