Tips from the great winemakers-1 Charles Chevallier


Charles Chevallier
Technical director, Chateau Lafite Rothschild

I’m sure you can start with a sweet wine. For me, there are a lot of possibilities of combination with food as an aperitif, or for you to enjoy when you go to a night club etc.

The complexity of flavours and fruit of sweet wines brings real pleasure. And the sweetness of wine is very pleasant, and very easy to understand. Not so easy sometimes, but there are good possibilities of combinations and so on.

After that, of course, you can start to explore the great red wines. But when you taste young wines like en primeur, the tannic part is going to be aggressive, so for somebody who doesn’t know much about wine, it can be difficult to start with. So that’s why I suggest beginners to start with sweet wines.

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