Frederic Galtier

Frédéric Galtier

About Frédéric Galtier

Frédéric Galtier (47): After graduating in Sociology (University of Montpellier) and International Relations (Institute of Political Studies in Paris – Sciences-Po), Frédéric worked at ProChile promoting Chilean wines and food products in Europe then at Comexposium for the Brussels Wine Fair. Since moving to Barcelona in 2004, he has founded the desembolic consultancy firm providing support for foreign companies in the Spanish market. He also continues to be a correspondent in Spain for several magazines specialising in the wine industry and an ambassador for international competitions such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon and Grenaches du Monde, as well as contributing to their international communications. Director of public and press relations for Cava winery Gramona from 2006 to 2009, he was awarded the Cava editorial award in 2010 for a report published in the magazines Vino! (Belgium) and Cupatges (Catalonia).

May 2018

Fransola or Sauvignon in the unlikely setting of the Penedès region

2019-06-14T11:04:59+02:00May 22nd, 2018|Sauvignon Committee|

A trailblazer in more ways than one, Torres family took to the hills to produce Sauvignon blanc in its Fransola vineyards. Journalist and wine judge Frédéric Galtier looks at how they overcame many hurdles to preserve the intrinsic character of Sauvignon. Mediterranean Sauvignons have often attracted negative press. It is thought that the climate and [...]

November 2015

Verdejo-Sauvignon: Stepping through the looking glass

2016-10-24T15:11:10+02:00November 10th, 2015|Sauvignon Committee|

In Rueda, Sauvignon blanc forms a harmonious duo with local variety Verdejo. Frédéric Galtier explains how this combination emerged and how wine growers and wine makers approach it. Forty years ago, Emile Peynaud and Marques de Riscal were the driving forces behind the first Sauvignon plantings in Spain. To be more specific, the vines were [...]

May 2014

Premium Sauvignon blanc and oak ageing: paradoxes and prospects

2019-06-14T11:07:49+02:00May 15th, 2014|Sauvignon Committee|

A conference organised by the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon on April 10, 2014 in Bordeaux reviewed research work by Valérie Lavigne into ageing issues for Sauvignon blanc and the influence of various types of tanks and barrels. The research was presented by Denis Dubourdieu and Valérie Lavigne, along with Franco-British journalist Sharon Nagel. Presentation by [...]