Vincent Géré is a French- Australian wine expert who produces both in France and Australia. His delightful presentation focused on the history of and differences in production in both countries. ABIE members and friends were able to enjoy a selection of wines whilst taking in the aborginal art works displayed at Espace Art Roch, Paris.
The tasting session included two white wines (Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and Chardonnay 2007) and at three reds (Shiraz Victoria 2007, Cabernet Victoria 2007, Shiraz 2002 and/or assemblage 1995).
ABIE wishes to thank both gallery owner Emmanuel Bouvet and event sponsor and ABIE board member Frederic Calinaud, Calinaud Avocats for supplying the wines.
Bernard Bories, ABIE Board, Naoko Poirel GR Experts Nicolas Pessus, NZTE, Manuela Caruso
Biography: Vincent Géré is a native of the Charente region. Having graduated from the famous and world’s most reputable school of oenology in Montpellier, Vincent Géré promptly launched his career as a «flying winemaker». Over a period of 13 years, Géré specialised in “terroir” selection in the Languedoc region of France ; acted as Technical Consultant at Domaine de l’Orpailleur in Canada ; oenologist at Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau de Fargues ; Winemaker for Rémy Australia ; Manager for Seguin Moreau Cooperage in Australia; and Consultant to Rémy Hong-Kong and China for their joint ventures in Tianjin, Fuzhou and Shanghai. From 1987 to 1998 Vincent Géré was general Manager and Chief Winemaker of Australia’s Blue Pyrenees Estate which, under his guidance, grew ten-fold in ten years, a multi-award winning property. He sat up his own vineyard in Victoria, Dellys, named after an old coach stop of the gold rush, the Dellys cottage and also the name of his family ancient vineyard in Kabylie. His attachment to Australia led him to take dual citizenship. Vincent Géré now lives in Figers, in the vineyards at the heart of Petite Champagne. Here, on this “terroir” of limestone, they produce a unique white wine the Australian way : Dellys La Cote Blanche.