Forthcoming events

Events are open only to members of the Certified Dipsos.

Calendar for 2017

Saturday 24 June: Dipso Day (AGM and tasting)

Hermitage is regarded by many as being the leading cru of the Northern Rhône but is more often thought of in terms of red wine rather than white.  However, there is a long tradition of making white wines and these wines probably represent the pinnacle of what can be achieved with the Marsanne grape (with a little input from Roussanne from time to time).

Most white Hermitages are a blend of different lieux-dits from the hill of Hermitage, as many of the producers have only small holdings and must perforce blend together the small lots of wine from the various locations on the hill.  However, the house of Chapoutier has very significant holdings on the hill and produces sélections parcellaires that showcase the characteristics of specific lieux-dits such as Le Méal.  By contrast, the house of Chave believes that only by blending can the true essence of white Hermitage be achieved.

We will taste 15 Hermitage whites:
(1) Delas Frères Marquise de la Tourette 2011
(2) Delas Frères Domaine des Tourettes 2012
(3) Chapoutier Chante-Alouette 2012
(4) Chapoutier Chante-Alouette 2013
(5) Chapoutier Chante-Alouette 2014
(6) Chapoutier De l’Orée 2001
(7) Chapoutier Le Méal 2001
(8) Chapoutier Le Méal 2009
(9) Marc Sorrel Les Rocoules 2011
(10) Marc Sorrel Les Rocoules 2012
(11) Marc Sorrel Les Rocoules 2013
(12) Marc Sorrel Les Rocoules 2014
(13) Saint Cosme La Pierrelle 2013
(14) Jean-Louis Chave 2004
(15) Jean-Louis Chave 2006

The Dipso Day tasting will take place after the AGM on Saturday 24 June at the Morgan Hotel, Fleet Street, Dublin 2 (on the right-hand side heading from Westmoreland Street towards Temple Bar).  The tasting is priced at €55, which represents an approximate 39% subsidy by the Club.  The AGM will start at 2 pm sharp and will last for approximately 45/50 minutes, with any items requiring extended discussion to be dealt with in the intervals between flights.

Date:                   Saturday 24 June 2017
Time:                   2 pm (sharp, as the room will be available from c. 1.30 pm)
Venue:                 Morgan Hotel, Fleet Street, Dublin 2
Cost:                    €55.00

Remember to bring your tasting glasses!