Friday, July 6, 2012

Premium Burgundy Tasting

July 7, 2012 (Sat) from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fort Worth, Texas

5500 Overton Ridge Blvd, Suite 222
Fort Worth, TX 76132

 2009 Burgundy
 Enjoy a 2-oz pour of all three limited-availability wines for only $23 (a value of over $31)
 Premium flights are always eligible for Happy Hour pricing of 25% off, Fridays 5-9pm.

Rene LeClerc Gevrey-Chambertin
 Côte de Nuits
 A reserved nose speaks of pungent earth and fresh red currant aromas that slide seamlessly into nicely rich and voluminous flavors that are also very forward and open on the balanced, persistent and sappy finish. This should benefit from 4 to 6 years of cellar time. -Burghound, January 2011
 The domaine is known for its old vines,50-80 years average age, and a lush, fruity style of wine.  Only small amounts of new oak are used; a maximum of 20-25% for most wines, and 50% for the Grand Cru, so that the emphasis remains on the expression of terroir through old vines. The 2009 is a remarkable testament to the power of a vintage, all of its fruit power and richness is unmarked by new oak.

Genot-Boulanger Volnay, Le Ronceret 1er Cru
 Cote de Beaune
 Volnay Le Ronceret is one the most prestigious wines of the Cote de Beaune.  Aromatic and elegant, usually less powerful than the Cotes de Nuits, but 2009 yielded rambunctious wines.  Juicy, sweet baking spices, blueberry and black cherry fruit.  Native yeasts, 20-40% new oak, Allier and Nievre forests. Genot-Boulanger is a fascinating Burgundy producer, with the largest land holdings  of any non-negociant winery.  They own approx 70 acres, split between 92 parcels in 32 appellations, from Chambolle-Musigny to Mercurey.  Francois Delaby, grandson of the founder, runs the winery with his son in law and daughter, Guillame and Aude Lavollee.  They farm organically and hand harvest.

Billard Pommard, Vaumuriens
 Cote de Beaune
 Dark red color, black fruit notes, wild, leathery, spicy aromas and flavors.  Similarly, Pommard clone new world Pinots tend to be darker and wilder than Dijon clone (Côte de Nuits) Pinots.  Dense, tannic, young drinking wine.  20% new oak.  Red, iron-rich soil distinquishes it from neighboring Volnay, and gives the wine it’s expected heartwarming strength.
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