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July 18 2019

Suggestions for Thursday, July 18th 2019

by Sébastien Légasse

This week, Sébastien Légasse, our head sommelier, offers you a Pinot blanc from Domaine Josmeyer! The excellence and know-how of this wine producer from three parcels will be felt through its sharp aromas that will immediately take you back to your flower garden. The last wine suggested is a red Barolo with an orange hue that, once in the palate, will charm your senses with its strong black fruit character.

His guest, Philippe Langelier, sommelier at Le Coureur des Bois Bistro Gourmand, presents two attractive wines. First, feel the whole Italian story of a product from Donnafugata that is entirely eco-responsible. A red wine with character and fermented in stainless steel casks; it will surely seduce you with its wild fruit flavors! Also, a Château Larose-Trintaudon with an unparalleled quality/price ratio is part of his suggestions! Discover a wine filled with both regional and responsible values to share with friends.

Happy tasting!


Sébastien Légasse

Pinot Blanc La Mise du Printemps Josmeyer Alsace 2018

It is under the guidance of an all-female generation that Domaine Josmeyer offers us a real goldsmith’s job. Isabelle Meyer is responsible for the vinification and the elaboration of the vintages., and she does not hesitate to question past decision or to downgrade vintages if they do not meet the domain’s criteria of excellence. As a result, all their products are of impeccable integrity. “La Mise du Printemps” is a blend of Pinot auxerrois (80%) and Pinot blanc (20%) from three parcels. Harvesting is done manually and fermentation is done using natural yeasts. The wine ages in century-old casks for a few months. The wine is pale gold in color and the nose is very charming with its floral notes. The palate is full, with aromas of white pepper and the impression of walking in a flower garden: very beautiful! Serve with various seafoods or alongside a cod topped with white butter dish.

Silvio Grasso Barolo 2013

The Grasso family has owned vineyards since the 1920s in Piedmont; they currently own six hectares and rent eight others. This cuvée comes from a plot located in the municipality of La Morra, in the Barolo region. Renowned for its Nebbiolo production for a long time, this city had adopted a rule at one time that it was forbidden to cut a vine of this grape variety; sanctions ranged from a fine to the amputation of a hand and even hanging! They are not kidding with the Nebbiolo varietal, that is for sure! The color is ruby with orange highlights, and the nose is complex and gives slight signs of evolution with leather aromas. On the palate, the acidity is well-balanced and the tannins are fine and remarkably integrated, with a strong presence of black fruits, including cherry, on a slightly woody background. For Barolo enthusiasts, you will simply be amazed by this quality, at a reasonable price. It is alongside a steak, accompanied by a porcini risotto, that you should enjoy this nectar. A memorable evening is on the menu!

 


Philippe Langelier

Donnafugata Sul Vulcano Etna 2016

Name of the wine: Donnafugata Sul Vulcano Etna

Country: Italy, Sicile

Nose? 

This product will charm you with its bouquet of wild fruits and sweet spices.

Palate? 

On the palate, you will find a balanced freshness of supple tannins and a lengthy finish.

An ideal pairing with:

Enjoy your wine during the happy hour or with fresh pasta with arrabiata sauce.

 

Haut-Médoc Château Larose-Trintaudon 2015

Name of the wine: Château Larose-Trintaudon 

Country: France, Bordeaux

Nose? 

This wine has notes of black fruits such as cherry and blackcurrant, as well as blackberry, with a subtle touch of leather and roasted scent.

Palate? 

The palate is filled with tannins that blend particularly well, with a long finish supported by the overall freshness of the product.

An ideal pairing with:

Enjoy it alongside a marinated bib or a skewer of beef and vegetables on the barbecue!

 

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