I'm awfully tempted to say that Carl is, the "real McCoy" but he's probably heard that phrase more than anyone should, since he's such a professional. He'll be with us on Friday from 5-7pm to taste out some spectacular wines from great small producers out of France. If you like Burgundy, this is the day to taste wine. Join us!
The Featured Wines:
Domaine du Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché Les 4 Saisons - $34.99
Two small parcels of 40-year vines, planted on noble clay and situated northwest of the hamlet of Loché, are the source of the grapes for this wine . Elevage is split evenly between steel cuve and neutral oak barrel. Intensely mineral with a bright acidity and fine aromatics, this “Loché” opens up early and is perhaps the most precocious of the various offerings from this appellation.
Domaine du Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loché Clos des Rocs Monopole - $49.99
The signature wine of the estate, the enclosed 3ha parcel is located adjacent to the winery. The vines are 70 years old with an eastern exposition, and the soil is a mix of iron-rich red clay and limestone pebbles. The resulting wine is beautifully textured, with saline notes, prominent minerality and impeccable balance; the most complete wine of the domaine and an essential reference point for this worthy but relatively unknown appellation.
Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat, Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Vieilles Vignes - $59.99
This special cuvée is sourced from a parcel of about .70 hectare that is planted to vines of at least fifty years of age (and some in excess of sixty-five years). In our opinion, the quality and expansiveness of this wine frequently elevates it to Grand Cru level; there is remarkable concentration and length and an impeccable expression of the grand terroir of Chablis.
Domaine Thevenet & Fils Bourgogne Rouge Bussieres Les Clos - $24.99
The pinot noir for this wine is found in the village of Bussieres and is sourced from the lieu-dit « Les Clos ». The vines are south-facing at 350 feet above sea level on gently sloping hills that are principally composed of clay. The fruit tends to ripen early due to its excellent exposure. Pigeage and remontage are practiced during fermentation. This wine is marked by notes of black, ripe berries, often a touch “sauvage”.
Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Mes Vieilles Vignes - $59.99
Pillot exploits over a hectare of vineyards planted in 1960 to Pinot Noir at the village level. This is a robust, cherry-flavored wine of strength and vigor. A simple, satisfying red from a village that should be more recognized for the high quality of its red wines, this being a prime example.
L'Amuse Signature Gouda - $29.99/lb
Bobo's Mountain Sugar Maple Syrup - $9.99/each
Peter's Yard Sourdough Crackers - $3.99/each
Rougie Duck & Pork Pate - $9.99/each