AT A RETROSPECTIVE TIME, HERE'S A SPOTLIGHT ON ONE OF THE FLAGSHIP EVENTS OF THE 2015 SAINT-EMILION JAZZ FESTIVAL
Three great jazz performers revisited the wines of seven young winemakers from the “Arômes de Jeunesse” association. Paul-Arthur Bardet, President of the Association, shares his emotion.
TASTING OF THE FIRST VINIFICATION DE PREMIÈRES VINIFICATIONS
In the life of a young winemaker, the first winemaking is an unforgettable moment. Very special vintages were presented by the members of “Arômes de Jeunesse” association at the musical tasting which was devoted to them,”It is the first vinification that we could follow from A to Z. We all cut the grapes before 5 years and those wines were our first achievements as wine professionals”. Before the audience at the Salle des Dominicans,
the seven winemakers lined up to talk about their “first baby”: Yohann Aubert (Château La Couspaude), Paul-Arthur Bardet (Château Pontet-Fumet), Audrey Lauret (Château Pindefleurs) in turn introduced their wines, as Romain Magnaudeix (Château Vieux Larmande), Lambert Musset (Château Hautes Graves d’Arthus), Nicolas Prince (Clos des Prince) and finally Paul-Auguste Saurue(Château Penau Laplagne). To interpret the wines of the new generation, the festival had chosen an outstanding young trio: Grégory Privat (piano), Sonny Troupé (percussion) and Gustav Karlstrom (vocals).
THE WINES OF SAINT-EMILION, ELECTRO AND HIP-HOP
The principle was simple: the winemakers chose a song that spoke of their wine. The audience listened while enjoying the sommelier Alexandre Morin comment on the tasting. The three musicians then gave heir interpretation on the basis of all these sensations. And there were surprises! Audrey Lauret chose electro of Daft Punk, Romain Magnaudeix had preferred pop-rock band Keane, while Paul-Arthur Bardet had proposed a piece of hip-hop fromThe Notorious B.I.G. A rather unusual choice with a wine of Saint-Emilion.
The three musicians delivered a jazz improvisation: “I thought it was great, there were some lyrics of hip-hop in the music, I had chills”, recalls Paul-Arthur Bardet, “they found the right notes to express the friendly and festive side of the wine and also its depth. They said in music what I try to do with my wine”.
Spontaneity, friendliness and excellence, are the keywords of this new generation from the association “Arômes de Jeunesse”. And that’s the atmosphere they created in the musical tasting inspired by their wines.