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Wine presentation and tasting with Anne-Claude Leflaive at The Grain Store, Ballymaloe, 3.30pm, Saturday 11th June 2011. €35 per person for afternoon tasting only (tasting dinner and accommodation also available).

The latest in the occasional series of wine events at The Grain Store is the visit of Anne-Claude Leflaive from the renowned Burgundy estate of that name.  The Irish distributor of this first class portfolio of white wines, and the man to thank for this rare opportunity, is Paddy Moore of Moore’s Wines in Dublin.  The Leflaives are coming up for three hundred years in Puligny, with family involvement in wine throughout, and since 1997 the estate has been run according to biodynamic principles.

Decanter Wine Magazine, in their Top 10 White Winemakers of the World, rated Anne-Claude Leflaive, Domaine Leflaive as the Number 1.

Ms Leflaive has not visited Ireland for eight years, so if you’d like the chance to sample some very great white wines indeed:

Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne blanc 2008
Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 2008
Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Clavoillon 2008
Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles 2008
Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2008,
book your place now, as advance booking is strongly recommended.  If you’d like to try them in the context of some fine food – which is where they belong, no? – there’s a tasting dinner in the evening, and the option to stay the night too.  You could even make a week of it and stay on for gourmet music from Dennis Cahill and Martin Hayes (again with a dinner option) on the following Thursday…
For reservations, or any further information, call the friendly folk at Ballymaloe House on 021 465 2531 – or write to

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