The Rive droite du Bordelais - top wines for 2011
35 prestigious vineyards of the Right Bank gathered on Thursday March 8, 2012, at the Consulate General of France in New York, for a premier tasting of the best wines of the harvest of 2011, along with an additional collection of the top wines of 2009.
Professionals, distributers, journalists… more that 500 people were invited by the Cercle Rive Droite des Grand Vins de Bordeaux, a circle which regroups 139 chateaux. The event was a luring-operation, praised by Mr. Philippe Lalliot, Consul General of France in New York, who congratulated the wine producers, claiming they are, them as well, “ambassadors of France”: “Learning about wine, exposing oneself to it, means to be immersed in a particular geography, land, history and heritage. Wine is an integral part of our culture and our economy.”