June 21, 2019 – French Wine Tasting!

Tastings and News / Friday, June 21st, 2019

Join us this Friday we will have open 3 classic French wines!

A cru classe rosé from Provence
A white Sauvignon blanc from Loire Valley
And a Pinot Noir from Burgundy

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Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below for full tasting information:

Domaine La Renaudie, Touraine Sauvignon (2018)

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Geography: Loire Valley, France
Appellation: Touraine

This Domaine is owned by Patrcia and Bruno Denis and they produce incredible wines from their tiny farm with help from family members. Patricia is the oenologist and Bruno the winegrower. This is a modest family-run operation, but these two have worked hard over the years to develop the quality and character of their wines, drawing on their experience further afield in the industry. Their intentions are simple: to make elegant wines that will bring pleasure to lovers both of wine and of life.

The vineyards of the Domaine Renaudie lie in the South of the Touraine Appellation on the tuffeau soils of the terroir de Chenonceaux in the Coteaux du Cher. They have 25 hectares of vines that average 40 years old. The sandy clay soils are covered with stones that capture heat from the sunshine and release it at night to keep temperatures moderated in the vineyard. Combined with the continental, temperate climate, this means that grapes can ripen slowly and retain their natural aromatic character.

Tasting Note:
A great balance between nervous, lean acidities and restrained grassy, elderflower character, almost like a mini-Sancerre Rich and elegant with concentrated flavours. Food Match: Goats cheese, aspargus, poached white fish with young green vegetables.


Château de la Clapière, Côtes de Provence Cru Classé Rosé (2018)

Grapes: Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah
Geography: Provence, France
Appellation: Côtes de Provence

After a Roman and Templar period, the castle became the home place of the family De Clapier. A highlight in its history was the visit of Queen Victoria in 1892 that marked its significance forever.

In 1928 the Castle of Clapière was bought by the Fabre family and was managed for many years by Mr. and Mrs. Constant. It was in 1954, when Mr. Leonce Constant died, that his wife Victoria took over the management of Château de la Clapière. Transformed, expanded, modernized, the domain regained its notoriety and in 1955 the consecration of the title of Cru Classé.

Today, the property is still managed by the Fabre family (great-grandchildren). Clay and limestone soil tends the sea border. Property of 53 hectares including 32 hectares of Cru, located in foothills of the Massive des Maures containing a lot of schist in the soil, at the crossroads of the fertile valleys of Sauvebonne and the Borrels, where the vine flourishes among citrus and palm trees under a microclimate.

Tasting notes:

Clean pink colour. Pleasant nose of red berry fruits and subtle mineral touches. Fleshy palate, precise, long-lasting flavors.


Antonin Rodet, Bourgogne Pinot Noir (2017)

Grape: Pinot Noir
Geography: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Bourgogne

Bourgogne is a regional appellation which means that grapes can be harvested throughout the whole Burgundy appellation area, starting in the North, from the region of Chablis, to the South in the region of Macon, and passing through the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnaise, the Bourgogne wines stem from very diverse terroirs.
Antonin Rodet is now cultivating and exploiting around 35 hectares of vineyards mainly surrounding the Château, built in the 16th Century at the southern edge of the Côte de Beaune, and also extending south to the Côte Chalonnaise.The Bourgogne rouge (red Burgundy) is mainly coming from Pinot Noir grapes harvested on vines trained in lyre style, an original and rare growing method that allows the sun to shine within the vine rows and ensures quick ripening and prevents diseases.

Clay-limestone soils.

Tasting notes

Color : Deep cherry red.
Nose: Expressive Pinot Noir character with red fruit notes : strawberry and cherry.
Palate: A round and pleasant mouth offering small red berries aromas. A delicisous wine with a good tannic structure and a nice aromatic persistence.
Food pairing
Enjoy ideally with grilled red meats; roasted red meats, game dishes, soft cheeses