Monthly archive for August 2012

Wine of the Week – 08/27/12

Chateau Hauts Sarthes, Bergerac, Rosé

A blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Lovely dark berry nose, mineral notes and dry with balanced tannins. Plenty of fruit on the palate with a touch of liquorice. A perfect summer to fall wine and delightful along with our “Poulet Grand Mère” Roasted chicken “Grandmother Style,” smoked bacon, mushrooms, Parisian potatoes, pearl onions, roasted garlic, rosemary-garlic jus.

August 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: News

Wine of the Week – 08/20/12

Chateauneuf du Pape

Châteauneuf du Pape “Cuvee Classique”, Domaine de Monpertuis

The name of the domain comes from from a lieu-dit, Mont Pertuis, neighbouring the famous La Crau. The Jeune family have deep roots in Chateauneuf du Pape and have been wine growers in the town for seven generations. Chateauneuf du Pape Classique Is made from 70% Grenache and from Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault. In mouth its strength and power are obvious. It perfectly expresses its terroir with powerful yet soft tannins. It gives off deep aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries and coffee. This full bodied wine would wonderfully complement our Braised Beef Short Ribs with Whipped Potatoes and Baby Squashes, A ten ounce portion of boneless short rib is braised with veal stock, red wine, onions, garlic, and thyme and served over potatoes with reduced braising liquid, and a sauté of baby zucchini, baby patty pan squash, and grape tomatoes.

August 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: News

Wine of the Week

Macon, ‘Les Morizottes”, Larochette Manciat

This family domaine produces some of the finest ‘Grands vins de Terroir’ in Chaintre for five generations. The manual harvest on the 7 hectares of the domain, traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques in Oak barrels, the elevage on ‘lies’ followed by ‘batonnage’ and the latest harvest possible brings a rare, complex, powerful and elegant Macon. The wine is delicate in the best sense of the word. It has a certain creaminess that comes from the fruit rather than from oak. It is light, refreshing & delicious. This wine is a perfect accompaniment with our August special, Grilled Salmon with Summer Bean Medley and Sweet Corn Coulis.

August 12, 2012 | Leave a Comment » | Posted in: News