A Fête for French Wine
Clos de la Briderie sits on the right bank of the Loire River and has been family run since 1854 by the Giraults. In 1994, the winery converted their 25 acres to biodynamic farming allowing for unique flavors to shine through. The Purete de Silex Crémant is made up of 40% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has a slightly pink hue with persistent mousse-like bubbles. It gives off aromas of stone fruit and is lively and elegant on the palate. It has a fresh long finish due to the maturity of the wine.
Situated in the French region of Savoie near the Swiss border, Domaine des Ardoisieres reigns over 17 acres of vines, many of which were planted during Roman times. Since 2005, Champagne native Brice Omont has been at the helm of winemaking at the domain and is now considered one of the most innovative and exciting winemakers in France. The Silce is a single-varietal white wine made from Jacquere grapes, sourced from a vineyard in the nearby village of St. Pierre d’Albigny. This certified organic wine is refreshing and smooth, expressing subtle notes of white flowers and a stony mineral note with bitter almond on the finish.
Just an hour and a half east of Bordeaux, Château du Cèdre makes beautiful Malbec driven wines. In 1990, the winery took steps to become certified organic and banned all herbicides and chemicals with one motto in mind: “move forward and experience new ways.” With this new practice, the wines became even more terroir driven and remarkably balanced. The Marcel Malbec is a juicy and drinkable wine for an incredible price. Made up of 100% Malbec grapes, this wine is powerful yet elegant – its round tannins lead to great acidity and strong red fruit taste on the palate. The Cahors is quite approachable when young, but can age exceptionally well. The wine is made up of 90% Malbec, 5% Tannat and 5% Merlot. This wine bursts with floral notes of violet and a hint of red fruit. The palate is balanced, fresh and fruity with sweet tannins and a long finish.The labels are decorated with the signature cedar trees that surround the estate.
Thursday, January 3, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm.