8 Buyers, 1 Store, 8000 Wines

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On 5:32 PM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine   No comments
Hi all,

I was recently involved in a planning a tasting here to honor the Tour de France.

This past Sunday we played host to vinous cycling fanatic David McDuff- who came up to the store and hosted a tasting of 3 wines from the Jura region.  The race passed through the Jura on two days of racing Saturday and Sunday. Sunday's race left 7 time winner Lance Armstrong  12 minutes out of the race lead, and basically out of contention for the win. However, Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans both rode very well- and that sets up this years edition of the race to be one of the most open and exciting in a long time. Keep up at Cyclingnews.

On to the wines we tasted: As Sunday was a mountain top finish in the Jura we chose to taste several of our great wines from the area. Two whites and a red. The first up was the red from Domaine De La Tournelle 'L'uva arbosiana'
This wine is made from Ploussard, one of the regions defining grapes. This wine undergoes carbonic maceration, and is a great light red leaning toward pink. Scents of earth, forest and light strawberry expand out of the glass when served cold. This juicy red can be enjoyed with light fair or grilled foods.

Next up was the Arbois Chardonnay from Villet. Here is my tasting note on this wine from our first taste with great importer Savio Sores:
nutty notes with great minerals and earthy golden apple aromas on the nose and on the palate, but on a somewhat brighter, fresher style. The palate is slightly rustic, earthy, Terroir driven, harmonious and balanced by a great acidity. The finish is quite long and inviting. Overall, one will find substance, body, length, minerals and dry, earthy yellow fruit in this well rounded, medium bodied, autumnal white wine.

Finally we tasted the great L'etoile Savagnin from Montbourgeau. This is one of types of wines that you love! L'etoile is a region that has land shaped like a star (if scene from above) and Savagnin is one of the great grapes of the Jura and really does not grow anyplace else. This is a oxidized wine that tastes like a light sherry- with more complexity. great aroma and a wine that keeps you coming back- it changes just about every 4 minutes or so adding a layer or removing a flavor . . .fascinating! This wine is a great pairing with Hummus and Falafel with heavy spices.

I would like to thank the generous and intensely talented David Mcduff- please check out his well written blog. David gave his time for this and then got dragged around the city to The Ten Bells (a great natural wine bar) and then to Puppets Jazz to hear my band Franglais play. I very much enjoyed the day talking about wine, music and biking with another fanatic!


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