THE PAULÉE, A COLLECTIVE STORY BETWEEN ANJOU NOIR, ANJOU BLANC, SAUMUR AND BOURGUEIL
For this 11th edition, the collective of winemakers is meeting at a historical location in the capital of Anjou Noir, the Jean Lurçat Museum. The Paulée d'Anjou collective works with a common goal : promoting the terroirs, history, and wines of Anjou by showcasing its landscapes, great wines, heritage, and the spirit of winemakers practicing artisanal, organic viticulture*.
A NEW EDITION UNDER THE SIGN OF CONVIVIALITY AND SHARING
The Paulée d'Anjou 2023 warmly invites all wine lovers to better understand the history, geology, and cultural practices of this historic wine region. This day promises to be rich in tastings of organic wines (organic, biodynamic, or in conversion) from almost 100 domains, as well as discoveries of the region through a geo-sensory excursion to Savennières.
During the day, from 10am - Grenier St Jean and Musée Jean Lurçat in Angers
In the evening, starting at 7:30pm - Grenier Saint-Jean
For this 11th edition of the Paulée d'Anjou, Jon Bonné has been chosen as the guest of honor. He is a renowned American author and journalist in the field of wine and gastronomy and is currently the editor-in-chief of RESY, a platform listing the best restaurants in the world. His years as a contributing editor at PUNCH earned him the award for writer of the year at “the 2017 Roederer Awards” and best columnist at “the 2018 IACP Awards”. His passion for writing and wine has led him to write books, including The New California Wine and The New Wine Rules. He has just published a new reference book on the French vineyard: The New French Wine.
The Paulée d'Anjou brings together more than 90 participating estates from the historic Province of Anjou and is once again coming together this year to celebrate the great single-varietal wines of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Guests will have the opportunity to delve into the fascinating diversity of Angevin terroirs through these two iconic Loire grape varieties.
At the end of the day, the gastronomic festivities will take place at Grenier Saint-Jean, in the heart of the Doutre district, on the banks of the Maine. Three chefs of Angers, Pascal Favre d’Anne, David Guitton and Mickaël Pihours, will showcase local organic products for a gala dinner focused on conviviality and sharing.
La Paulée d'Anjou - Grenier St Jean, Angers - 2019 - Photo : © Estelle Offroy