May 2017 RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
$135 PER GUEST
MV Duval-Leroy Champagne, Brut Reserve, Vertus, Cote des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: Since 1859, the Duval-Leroy family has been perfecting the art that is their multi-vintage Brut Reserve. This stunning start to the evening is a blend of Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Chardonnay. The glass features notes of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and roasted yellow figs.
2015 Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner, Steinsetz, Kamptal, Austria
Pairing notes: A stunning showpiece here – a super fresh, elegant wine, and refreshing now that warmer days are upon us. The wine has a bright core of vibrant citrus fruits with a flush, juicy finish to pair with the prawns and grilled pineapple. The wine also has a nice note of peppery garden greens that will add a nice depth of flavor with the coconut mousse.
2015 By Farr Chardonnay, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Pairing notes: There are no words to describe the intensity of this wine. It wraps around you with a notes of crushed limestone, Meyer lemon curd, and salty sea breeze. The wine shows good balance throughout. It allures with a richness while having a succulent finish, a perfect complement to the buttery Halibut.
2014 Pascona Garnatxa, La Mare, Montsant, Spain
Pairing notes: A very refined profile of fresh red fruit aromas hits your senses when you dip your nose in the glass. Tart strawberries, raspberries and a bit of rhubarb come to mind. The palate exudes a great power that grips, making this a good match for the roasted squab and velvety touches that the dish will show.
2012 Massolino Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Pairing notes: Elegance and precision winemaking is what drives this wine to be perfect for this dish. A beautiful red core of fruit, violet perfume, and earthy notes bring out the “tobacco” essence in your dish. The wine’s juicy acidity and alcohol will cleanse the palate, setting you up for each next perfect bite.
2016 La Morandina Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Pairing notes: With the warmer, longer days here, a dessert wine that will flirt with the weather and not be overbearingly sweet is exactly what you need. A spritz glass of Moscato, sharp with great notes of candied orange, pears and white flower blossoms. The palate is refreshing, with garden herbs to balance out the sharpness of the lime in the Crème Brulee. Cheers to a good night!