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Online Masterclass: Arcanum, Toscana
January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arcanum, Toscana: Pierre Seillan, Master Winemaker/International Vigneron
About this Event
Included in your registration:
- Sample bottles (50ml ea, 1 sample bottle of the producer’s different wines to be showcased)
- Online Masterclass with the winery spokesperson
- Hosted by a Cork & Fork Logan Team Member
- 20% discount on all featured wines (minimum purchase of 3 bottles)
- Access to the online class, password protected (emailed after registration)
- Sample pack available for pick up after online event registration
- Sample pack available for delivery for $20 within a 10-mile radius
- Sample pack available for shipping within the USA for $30 via FedEx
– About the Winery:
In pursuit of distinctiveness and quality, the Arcanum estate implemented a micro-cru viticultural philosophy, which further divided each vineyard block into smaller sections based on the individual terroir and soil types. Each micro-cru features varieties, clones, rootstocks, and viticultural practices best suited for its terroir. The micro-crus are tended, harvested, and vinified separately, each becoming a unique expression of its particular vineyard section. Only in the final stages of winemaking does the winemaker combine the micro-crus to create the finished blends.
About the Speaker:
An international Vigneron, Pierre Seillan spent the past five decades perfecting his micro-cru philosophy to create world-class wines. Pierre’s career in the wine industry began at his family’s estate, Bellevue, in Gascony, France, where he learned to farm Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and several white varieties. Later he focused on Cabernet Franc at Chateau de Targe in the Loire Valley. Pierre then spent two decades in Bordeaux working at several chateaux for Raoul and Jean Quancard. It was there his experience grew while working across eight different appellations and quickly discovered the different nuances between various vineyard sites. This became the backbone of his micro-cru philosophy and allowed Pierre to build the elegant and complex architecture of his wines.
In the mid-1990s Pierre met American wine visionaries Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson. Recognizing the potential of the terroir of the vineyards in Sonoma County, and excited by the freedom to craft his own wines, Pierre quickly accepted Jackson’s offer to join the company as a Vigneron. Together they created Vérité. The first vintage was in 1998 and since then the wines of Vérité have achieved some of the greatest acclaim of any winery in California, including seven 100 point scores from Robert Parker. As the years went on, the partnership flourished and Pierre became an integral part of Jackson Family Wines. In 2001, Pierre crafted the inaugural vintage of Anakota, a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, inspired by the unique terroir of Knights Valley in Sonoma County. In 2002, Pierre began crafting Arcanum in Tuscany, and returned to France in 2003 when the Jacksons and Seillans purchased the 17th-century Saint-Émilion estate, Château Lassègue, in Bordeaux. Today, Pierre is the Vigneron for Vérité and Anakota in Sonoma County, California, Château Lassègue and Château Vignot in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux and Arcanum and Valadorna in Tuscany.