Our last in-house tasting was a tasting of
A premium selection of CLASSIC FRENCH VARIETALS wines
Thursday 23 MAY 2019, 7.30pm
The Gables Restaurant & Wine Bar, Foxrock
€35.00 per person
A tasting of 6 quality wines with snacks/tapas
Advance Purchase Essential
We haven't tasted French wines for a while so.. we thought we'd taste really good examples of the classic grape varietals.
Why do the French grow Grenache in Rhone, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in Burgundy and Cabernet/Merlot In Bordeaux? The argument is that the French have discovered over many centuries which grapes are best suited to each region.
We’ll be tasting quality wines from all the main regions to show the diversity in France!
Sancerre 2017 Bernard Reverdy, Central Vineyards, Loire
A lovely crisp and refreshing example of Sauvignon Blanc
Meursault 2016 Domaine Hubert Bouzereau-Gruere et Filles, Cotes de Beaune, Burgundy
A Chardonnay with abundant richness and layers of fruit.
Bourgogne Rouge 2016 Camille Giroud, Burgundy
Red fruits on the nose, earthy palate, lovely balance. Pinot Noir
Clos des Galevesses 2014 Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux
Not a single varietal - cos that's not what they do in Bordeaux- but a lovely example of a Right Bank Merlot/Cabernet. Subtle spicy accents, smooth opening, with great roundness and balance.
Crozes Hermitage 2017 Alain Graillot, Rhone
Not a Rhone blend but 100% Syrah from the bench mark wine of this appellation (according to R. Parker!). Full Bodied and dry, with aromas of red fruits, black pepper, forest floor and leather.
FlamBaDou 2016 Mas Coutelou, Languedoc
Is Carignan a classic varietal? Well we don't really care as it's a great chance to taste - for the first time in Ireland we think - this Natural wine from the mercurial Jeff Coutelou. It offers a heady scent of vibrant dark fruits and spices. Something different for you to try!