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September 19 2019

Suggestions for Thursday, September 19th 2019

by Sébastien Légasse

Just like every Thursday, Sébastien Légasse, our head sommelier, presents three wines. This week, white wines are at the forefront of his selection, especially with an amazing 2017 Burgundy Chardonnay. Until now, this wine was only available as a private import… Needless to enumerate all of the great qualities it possesses: pale gold color, buttered taste and divine associations! The second white wine of the week, a Telmo Rodriguez from 2015 made from 100% Muscat, is close to being simply exceptional. Combine it with tapas to immerse yourself in the spirit of Spain. Finally, Sébastien has opted to end his selection on a red note with a magnificent Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo. A single sip is enough for this Italian wine to conquer your taste buds! Note the potential for evolution that will have to be monitored. 

Roux Père et Fils Bourgogne Chardonnay 2017

Based in St-Aubin, the Roux family owns more than 65 hectares spread over all of Burgundy. They are the artisans of the development of the St-Aubin appellation with accessible wines of great quality. Previously available only as a private import, it is now available in stores at a very attractive price. The color is of a pale gold with green reflections. The aromas of green apple and wet stone are delicate and charming. In the palate, a light buttered side, on a fresh hazelnut weft, is reminiscent of ceteris paribus, or to Meursault wines. A trout with almonds or scallops will be highlighted by this remarkable wine.

Telmo Rodriguez Mountain Blanco Sierras De Malaga 2015

Muscat d’Alexandrie is a grape varietal used both to make wine and as a table grape. Mostly planted in hot regions, it is used to make natural sweet wines such as Banyuls or Rivesaltes. Telmo Rodriguez strikes hard again with this 100% Muscat wine, an aromatic and very dry wine. At an altitude of 550 meters, in the very south of the Iberian Peninsula in the hills of Malaga, the vines give us fully ripe grapes. The nose is expressive with aromas of apricot and rhubarb. The palate is supported by a medium-level acidity and the aromas are quite lengthy. An easy to drink wine that will undoubtedly charm you. Serve as an aperitif with tapas or a few acras; it will be simply perfect!

Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2013

The Damilano estate is nestled in the heart of the Barolo appellation and it is now the 4th generation that cultivates 53 hectares of Nebbiolo. The name of the cuvée, “les cinq vignobles”, comes from the fact that five parcels have been selected for its blend. The family also operates a Michelin star restaurant in the village of La Morra. The wine seduces us with its garnet color and its orange notes. The nose is complex: an amalgam of cigar box, brandy and black licorice. Already conquered, a sip finishes convincing us with an aromatic intensity, tobacco flavors and tight tannins that are still a little young. A wine with great cellaring potential that will be splendid after given time to evolve. Decant and serve with an Osso Bucco or a duck breast.

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