Pinot Noir is one of the most sensuously fragrant red grapes and the wine is the most highly prized wine in the world. The best producers of Pinot Noirs in our region – SEE – are getting together on the occasion of “Modri Les Noirs – Pinot Noirs Festival and Master Class”. It is the first and only festival of this kind in the region, organised by TILIA Estate – House of Pinots. taking place from October 19th – 20th at Kendov Dvorec Relais & Châteaux, Slovenia.

“While most of the producers would claim that Pinot Noir is demanding, problematic even moody, for me it simply beautifully challenging. We all aspire to be creative, this is our drive, and everyone would like to test ourselves in something that is provocative. For me, this is Pinot Noir,” claims Matjaž Lemut, driving force of TILIA Estate – House of Pinots and an internationally acclaimed expert in the field of viticulture and winemaking. He is a sought-after oenologist, who consults also to Croatian wineries, Feravino in Slavonija and Ipša in Istria.

Saturday’s Master Class will be hosted by internationally renowned wine expert Quentin Sadler, a wine educator, writer and blogger with more than three decades of experience in wine marketing. With his original approach, serious and humorous stories, visitors will be taken through the native wine country of Burgundy and through the originality of production in Slovenia. Winemakers will reveal their creative paths and secrets, which made the wine unique and will have the opportunity to continue the discussion over dinner. Many renowned wine producers  from the region and beyond are going to present their wines.

On Sunday the Festival will be dedicated to tastings of over 100 different Pinot Noirs, debates with winemakers, workshop about selecting the most appropriate glass and mini Master Class, led by Sadler. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a special workshop, led by Richard Pfister, expert in sensory analysis and oenology, and creator of perfumes from Switzerland.

Pinot Noirs is known as a wine that demands huge amount of communication between wine maker and wine lover. “We both desire it. Slovenia and our region in broader sense has been developing remarkably, creativity is on high level, we reached the point on which we deserve Festival of this kind – and who else is called to organize it, if not we, House of Pinots, “adds Lemut, described as “the most cosmopolitan winemaker from Slovenia by The Financial Times.  

All wine lovers – welcome!

Partners of the event are TILIA Estate, Kendov Dvorec and Kofein Dizajn.

More information: Tonja Blatnik, Head of PR, TILIA Estate and iUFC Founder

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