Stéphane Belmondo, "The wines that I prefer in the world"
Stéphane Belmondo is a friend of Saint-Emilion.
During the 2015 Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival, the trumpeter was the surprise guest star of Eric Legnini’s Musical tasting. This epicurean was also inducted into the Jurade de Saint-Emilion. A moment of intense emotion for him as he made Saint-Emilion wines the wines of his heart.
Inducted to the Jurade de Saint-Emilion
The trumpet of Stéphane Belmondo that "sounds" from the top of the Tour du Roy to launch the three-day celebration of jazz. The emotion was already palpable in the great musician. He eventually broke down during the Jurade de Saint-Emilion’s surprise induction, in front of the audience of the first Musical tasting. Stash over his shoulder, the new ambassador explained that "it was quite strong, because I know Dominique Renard well (note: creator of the Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival), he knows my music well and I know well the wines that he likes ". At his side, the singer China Moses and the pianist Éric Legnini were also inducted: "I basically saw the birth of China Moses (note: the daughter of Dee Dee Bridgwater) and Eric Legnini is a longtime friend. We play music together, often drink good bottles together, emotionally it's beautiful".
Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion: the Musical Tasting
Fun-loving, guided by friendship, Stéphane Belmondo couldn’t listen to Eric Legnini’s Musical tasting without bringing up several pieces: "Saint-Emilion wines are my favorite in the world. And I always want to play, give happiness to people". To guide his music, the trumpeter drew on the emotion aroused by the tasting of 8 Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion: "I just had to let go. From the first sip, a lot of ideas to play came to me. I had the images of vines I know or the village of Saint-Emilion in mind ". In his improvisation, Stéphane also inspired the winemakers of Saint-Emilion: "I have winemaker friends who take risks. They test things, sometimes it works, sometimes not. It's like music". For the Musical tasting, the risk taking was successful. The audience applauded Éric Legnini and Stéphane Belmondo at length.