Fun, Fresh, French
W/ Megan & Petit Monde!
Come explore the French countryside with Megan. A super cool wine nerd from Petit Monde distributing company. We taste through a few fresh and fun flavors while dipping into a few regions of France. We start in the Languedoc for a pink bubbly. Dip into Savoie for a cool grape, Jacquere. Then we try the up and coming winemaker Arnold Lambert (so hot right now) in the Loire valley. Next to where the finest clocks used to be made, French Comte. Just north of the swiss border. And then to Bordeaux for a serious red. We end up in the Jura for a “Vin de Paille”, a sweet dessert wine! (limited, so get here early if you must try this one!). FUN FRESH AND FRENCH!!!
@ Humble Vine, Wednesday May 22nd 4PM till the bottles are dry!!!
Breze Crémant Rosé $23
100% cabernet franc Brut sparkling wine made in the Champagne Method. 24-36 months lees contact. Wine offers nice high-toned balance between rich mouthfeel/texture. Overachiever from the Saumur area of the Loire valley.
Domaine de L’Idylle, Jacquere, Savoie, $17
From 50-year-old vines of a grape called Jaquere. This fruity wine is both crisp and clean. And also full of warmer flavors like peach pie. Citrus, pear and apricot notes all mingle in this delicious, concentrated wine. Soo goood….
Domaine Arnaud Lambert, St Cyr en Bourg Saumur, $18
From acclaimed young vigneron Lambert comes this clean and fresh Saumur Blanc. Crisp, bright, and high acid, this is not a sweet Chenin. In fact, this wine has more in common with Sauvignon Blanc than it does with an Off-dry Vouvray.
Vignoble Guillaume, Pinot Noir, Franche-Comte, $19
This winemaker also runs a nursery near Burgundy and supplies many people with wine clones and rootstocks. He also supplies food for local restaurants including a 3-Michelan Star rated one! Vines are just outside Beaune, but bearing the lesser-known appellation, Franche-Comté. It's exactly the sort of wine we love discovering, because it shows all the wonderful qualities of its more famous neighbor but has to fight that bit harder to get noticed, so the quality is higher, and the price is lower.
Chateau Falfas, Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux $27
This wine is comprised of 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 10% Côt (Malbec) and spent 11-14 months in barrel, a third of the barrels new. Really good quality Bordeaux, dense and dark, blackberry and licorice and coffee and chocolate. Smoke and pepper spice linger in the background while the finish takes a good deal of time to wrap up. Excellent, and the 2008 is drinking perfectly right now.
Domaine Pignier, Vin de Paille $48
The Vin de Paille is a sweet wine of passion, made by drying grapes of Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Poulsard. The Domaine Pignier seeks maximum finesse and balance between sugars and acidity. Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany a chocolate dessert.