HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
Late Spring 2019
$95 PER GUEST
MV Delamotte Champagne, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cote des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. This wine is predominately Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are added to finish the personality of the wine. The finish is elegant and perfectly balanced with notes of white flesh fruit, peach and lemon zest.
2018 Chateau Maupague, “Sainte-Victoire,” Cotes de Provence, Provence, France
Pairing Notes: Grown in the foothills of Sainte Victoire, Chateau Maupague’s premier Grenache-based rosé utilizes older vines to represent the best of Provence. This first course pairing offers complex nuances, yet satisfies simple pleasures of lengthy stone fruits and hawthorn. Consider this a refreshingly fruity contrast to our zesty take of Halibut.
2015 Ken Wright Cellars, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pairing Notes: Although it took until 1994 to found his eponymous winery, Ken has been crafting cool-climate wines since the late 70’s. Today, Wine Spectator branded him as the “Master of Pinot Noir in Oregon”. To pair with our tortelloni of mushroom and asparagus, Ken’s Willamette Valley Pinot Noir shares warm spices and earthy nodes of mushroom and tobacco.
2017 Halcyon, “Camino Alto,” Cabernet Franc, El Dorado County
Pairing Notes: Inspired by a love for the Loire, Tyler and Kim Ewell created Halcyon Wines as an exploration of California Cabernet Franc. Tonight’s Cabernet Franc grapes are harvested locally in El Dorado County; a vineyard at 2500’ with volcanic red clay soils. Notes of ripe red fruits and herbs compliment the duck’s compote while a serious structure embraces the smoked duck itself.
2015 Mamete Prevostini, “Marena,” Sassella, Valtellina Superiore, Lombardia, Italy
Pairing Notes: The Prevostini family has been producing wine on the terraced slopes of Valtellina since the mid-1940s. Today, the winery is run by grandson Mamete Prevostini, who has become renowned for making silky, elegant Nebbiolo (here called Chiavennasca) on his own since 1995. This local Nebbiolo has become a classic pairing with truffle dishes and will seamlessly conclude your savory courses.
2017 Anselmi “I Capitelli”, Veneto, Italy
Pairing Notes: Located in Monteforte d’Alpone, Anselmi winery is located on the highest hills of Monteforte and Soave regions. This late harvest of Garganega has become known as a dessert wine with sincere purity and age-ability. It is intensely aromatic notes of honey and fruit blossoms interact impeccably with tonight’s dessert to bid buona notte.