We are incredibly honoured and humbled to doing a winemaker evening with the enigmatic Jerome Prevost on April 26th. To have one of the best winemakers in Champagne pouring some of his rarest wines in a even rarer foray out of France is a major event for us here at Sager + Wilde and of course, you! Jerome is a man of many talents and this evening will be one of our biggest and best winemaker events yet. Come and try what is in our opinion the best grower champagne going around.
'Today there are a handful of wines from elite, artisanal grower-estates in Champagne that have attracted a nearly cult-like following. One of the most sought-after of these is the meunier of Jérôme Prévost. Prévost’s two hectares of 40-year old meunier vines are all located within a single vineyard, Les Béguines. The soils of Les Beguines are a mix of sand and calcareous elements, which are filled with a number of tiny marine fossils leftover from this period. Generally speaking, Prévost makes only one wine which is always from a single variety (meunier), a single vineyard (Les Béguines) and a single vintage. Emphasis is firmly placed on the vineyards rather than the cellar, and the work done according to natural rhythms, without chemical pesticides or herbicides of any sort. Comparatively, the winemaking is as natural as the vinegrowing: the wines are fermented and aged in 450- to 600-liter barrels, fermentation is always with indigenous yeasts, and the wines are bottled late with a minimum amount of sulfur and without fining, filtering or cold-stabilization.'
We will pour a range of Jerome's wines by the glass and in flights for you to try. We are shipping all of these wines directly from his domaine and are sure to have a few rare goodies in the mix. Jerome will be around to chat about his wines and the world of wine in general. This will be a casual affair in the usual Sager + Wilde style with plenty of banter.
Anticipate for this to be a very busy night and book ahead of time.
On another note, check out Jerome's instagram, we love his photography.