France vs. Austria in a Friendly Match!

With the Best Sommeliers in the World, Olivier Poussier and David Biraud
Discovery workshop / Commented tasting of 10 exceptional wines
Saturday 17 December 2016 at 11am


Start: 11am
Duration: 1hr30 / French speaking workshop


Student rate €28.00 / Full rate

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From Friday 16 to Sunday 18 December 2016, La Cité du Vin will be sporting the colours of Austria for a weekend and is inviting you on the trip. In the run-up to Christmas, in a friendly and festive atmosphere, take off for a discovery of Austrian vineyards and their iconic wines!

Intimate tasting sessions with a duo of the Best Sommeliers in the World, a friendly wine match between France and Austria, musical performances, discovery conferences...there’ll be plenty of opportunities to discover and taste all the riches of Austrian winegrowing.


An extraordinary blind tasting session! Imagine yourself comparing the expression of emblematic varieties (Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Pinot noir…) in a whole range of Austrian and French wines, guided by two of the world’s greatest sommeliers, Olivier Poussier (Best Sommelier in the World 2000) and David Biraud (Second Best Sommelier in the World 2016).

10 wines tasted:

Sauvignon Blanc:

  • 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Ried Kranachberg, Sattlerhof
  • Pouilly Fumé 2013 Domaine Didier Dagueneau

Grüner Veltliner – Viognier: 

  • 2012 Kamptal DAC Reserve Ried Lamm Grüner Veltliner, Schloss Gobelsburg
  • 2013 Condrieu   Grand Vallon, François Villard


  • 2013 Kamptal DAC Reserve Zöbinger Heiligenstein, Birgit Eichinger
  • 2014 Riesling  Grand Cru Rangen Domaine  Zind Humbrecht 

Blaufränkisch – Gamay:

  • 2009 Burgenland Blaufränkisch Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben, Moric
  • 2009 Côte de  Brouilly  Cuvée  Zaccharie ‘ Château de Thivin,  Claude Geoffray 

Sweet wines:

  • 2009 Burgenland TBA Grande Cuvée N°6 « Nouvelle Vague », Kracher
  • 2005 Château de Fargues, Sauternes

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