Villa d'Este Wine
Symposium 2014

From 6 au 9 November 2014

How to succesfully acquire a wine estate
Country of honour : ARMENIA

Seminars & Workshops

6 seminars

« How to succesfully acquire a wine estate »
Speakers : Patricia Perrin, Nicolas Lunel, Alexandre Kurgansky, Alexandra de Vazeilles, Orazio Vagnozzi

« How to succesfully acquire a wine estate »
Discussion with the audience.

« Re-uniting North and South Europe »
by Christian Saint-Etienne
Moderator : Jean-Robert Pitte

« Evolution of the wine consumption in top restaurants »
by Antonio Santini (Restaurant Dal Pescatore – Canneto sull’Oglio) & Philippe Bourguignon (restaurant Laurent – Paris)

« A personal experience of the world of wine »
by Hugh Johnson
modérateur : Jean-Robert Pitte

« About the influence of gamma rays on the behavior of daisies »
by Nicolas Dautricourt, Stéphane Derenoncourt, René Millet

3 présentations

ARMENIA, a wine country to discover by
Madame Victoria Aslanian (Golden Grape ArmAs)

Project of the “Grand Prix du Vin”
Laureate William Metz

Using multimedia and technology to map the world’s great vineyards
with Antonio Galloni, Founder, Vinous.

Prestige tastings

3 dégustations de prestige

« Botrytis Forum »
Presentation : Akos Forczek.
Philippe de Lur-Saluces : Château de Fargues (Sauternes – France) (2009 – 1989)
Gerhard Kracher : Welschriesling TBA (Burgenland – Autriche) (2010 – 1998)
Istvan Szepsy : Szamorodni & Aszu (Tokaj – Hongrie) (2009 – 2007)
Egon Müller : Riesling Auslese & TBA (Mosel – Allemagne) (1976 – 1976) «

« Château La Mission Haut-Brion & Château Haut-Brion »
(Millésimes : 2000 – 1989 – 1975 – 1961)
Presentation : Prince Robert de Luxembourg & Jean-Philippe Delmas.

« Romanée-Conti & Montrachet » Presentation : Aubert de Villaine.
Mise en bouche : Romanée Saint-Vivant 2006 & Echézeaux 2006
4 Millésimes du grand cru Romanée-Conti : 2001, 1991, 1971, 1961
4 Millésimes du grand cru Montrachet : 2002, 1997, 1991, 1982

Additional classical moments

1 Austrian Wine Dinner

En Partenariat avec le Austrian Wine Marketing Board dirigé par Willi Klinger. L’occasion de déguster et d’apprécier quelques très beaux vins autrichiens en présence des producteurs… 
 
White wines
Weingut Tement – Sauvignon blanc du Südsteiermark Cuvée Zieregg Vinothek réserve 2011
Weingut F.X. Pichler – Grüner Veltliner de la Wachau Cuvée Dürnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd 2012
Weingut Pichler-Krutzler – Riesling de la Wachau Cuvée Dürnsteiner Kellerberg 2013
Weingut Clemens Strobl – Grüner Veltliner de Wagram Cuvée Losling 2013 

Red wines
Weingut Hillinger– Syrah, Blaufränkisch & autres cépages du Burgenland Cuvée 2011
Weingut Pichler-Krutzler – Blaufränkisch du Südburgenland Cuvée Weinberg 2011

Sweet wines
Weingut Kracher – Chardonnay (80%) et Welschriesling (20%) Burgenland Grande Cuvée Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA) 1999

1 Gala Dinner

Avec vente aux enchères des lots finançant le projet du premier Lauréat du « Grand Prix du Vin »

Wines served
Maison Roederer (France – Champagne) – Champagne cuvée Cristal 2002 Magnum
Weingut Tegernseerhof (Autriche – Wachau) – 2012 Wachau Smaragd Grüner Veltliner Ried Dürnsteiner Höhereck
Grattamacco (Italie – Maremma) – Bolgheri Vermentino 2012
Weingut Martin Wassmer (Allemagne) – 2011er Schlatter Maltesergarten Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Grattamacco (Italie – Maremma) – Bolgheri Superiore 2011
Château Montrose, deuxième cru classé 1855 (France – Bordeaux) – Château Montrose 1996
Weingut Kracher (Autriche – Burgenland) – 2011 Burgenland Beerenauslese (BA) – (60% Welschriesling, 40% Chardonnay)

Vinopremio Scholarship

Laureate : William Metz

UAV to analyze and understand what Terroir means
The applications of the newly available unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology are countless. My project is to use it and to associate it to high resolution image processing, in order to capture the various aspects of vineyard development, including components and effects of terroir, throughout the most important wine growing regions of Europe. The project aims to utilize a fixed wing UAV (SenseFly®) to continuously take high resolution multispectral images to monitor, track, and compare different terroirs of Europe. This information will then be integrated into a geospatial database along with the known climate, the physical properties of the soil, and grower practices to give a global view of all of the elements of terroir.

William Metz, 26 years old, is actually a student at Ecole d’ingénieurs de Changins (Switzerland) for a « Master of Science in Viticulture and Enology »
venenatis ut ut libero nec tempus sit ut Praesent elementum efficitur.