Development fo workshop
The culture of the vine through a visit
Wine making explained in the winery
Focus on terroirs and grape varieties
Master the art of tasting
Compose your own wine
Leave with a custom bottle
Description of the workshop
Château Vieux Mougnac is a family estate that produce organic wines since 5 generations. It is located 15 minutes from Saint-Emilion. Access to the domain and the car park is very easy. A tasting room is dedicated to the workshops.
VINE GROWING THROUGH A VISIT
Because the transmission of knowledge goes through practice, we have thought of an oenological workshop which starts with immersion in the vineyards. Nothing like diving into the landscape of a winemaker to understand his daily life. Working the soil, taking care of the vines, assimilating the development of the grape’s vegetative cycle, meeting the expectations of organic… these are the challenges faced by winegrowers every day and which you will be introduced to.
THE VINIFICATION EXPLAINED WITHIN THE CHAI
How is the grape transformed into wine? We have chosen to immerse you in a life-size setting in order to best illustrate this natural mechanism.
What is a press for? What is the difference between alcoholic and malolactic fermentation?
It is in the cellar that you will find all the answers to these questions.
FOCUS ON TERROIRS AND GRAPES
Familiarize yourself with the concept of terroir. Discover its affinities through the characteristics of the right shore and the left shore of Bordeaux.
Then discover the different subtleties of the grape varieties and their aromas thanks to our know-how and our innovative learning methods. Use our studied teaching aids to make you great tasters in no time.
MASTER THE ART OF TASTING
Train yourself in tasting techniques and you will know everything about the color of the wine, how to detect the aromas and describe the balance on the palate. Finally a workshop that will help you choose your wine and appreciate it at its fair value. Develop your senses through the tasting of 4 eco-responsible wines, from sweet sweet to fruity red, through a bright white and a gourmet red.
For this, paper supports are given to you: vineyard map and educational booklet.
Example of wines served:
Dry white wine: Château Nardique la Gravière in Entre-Deux-Mers
Fruity red wine: Château Vieux Mougnac in Saint-Emilionnais / Bordeaux Supérieur organic
Gourmet red wine: Château Beau Rivage in Haut-Médoc organic
Sweet: Château Gravas en Barsac
These examples are given for information purposes but are not used systematically.
The three stages of looking, smelling, tasting will no longer hold any secrets for you.
COMPOSING YOUR OWN WINE
Now that you have mastered all the tasting codes and the subtleties of the region, discover the blend, the real keystone of Bordeaux wines.
Like a conductor, try your hand at composing your own wine symphony using pipettes and test tubes. Become an oenologist for a day!
LEAVE WITH A CUSTOM BOTTLE
Don’t leave empty handed!
As an experienced oenologist, take your cuvée in the form of a personalized bottle. A unique work that you can share with your loved ones.
Exceptionally, with your finest pen, leave your mark and put your handwritten signature on the label.
Also, the authors conceal their work with a wax seal and discover this ancestral art that is the manipulation of wax.
What could be better as a souvenir of this wine region than a bottle of St Emilion wine with his effigy? But don’t worry, its format is designed to follow you everywhere in the world!
Finally, live or relive your graduation and receive your budding oenologist diploma!