Friday, February 29, 2008

2005 Burgundy Tasting: March 6

The Lower Falls Wine Co. is having a special wine tasting of 2005 Burgundy on Thursday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. They will showcase 13 wines from this epic vintage from two of the hottest domaines on their radar: Cecile Tremblay and Roblet-Monnot. I think this will be an incredible tasting and I will certainly be there.

"Given the breadth of the tasting, this is a rare chance to taste like professionals, gaining specific insight into both the vintage and the diversity of geographic expression. Our experience with the 2004 vintage of these wines, as well as the glowing reviews garnered by the current vintage, have had us salivating as we wait. We have been thirstily eyeing these cases since they were delivered, but great Burgundy needs to rest after its long journey. After the requisite four weeks of slumber, we now invite you to join us at a festive and enlightening tasting event."

"Strikingly Cecile Tremblay and Pascal Roblet-Monnot, considered to be two of the most promising new talents in Burgundy, are happily married to each other. Tremblay is garnering praise for her work in the Cote de Nuits, while Roblet-Monnot is considered the one-to-watch in the Cotes de Beaune, leading pundits to refer to their "Bi-Cotes-al" relationship."

"The bond between the domaines is clear in their shared commitment to painstaking hands-on vineyard management and the conversion to biodynamic practices (think of it as taking organic to the next level). The resulting lovingly crafted wines are truly stunning in their intensity, purity and finesse. As a result, the wines from both domaines are increasing in demand and poised to be stunningly hard to find as well. Fortunately, we claimed the entire Massachusetts allotment - here is your opening to fall in love with the wines. Don't risk getting your heart broken by missing this event!"

Wines to be tasted:
Domaine Roblet-Monnot:
Bourgogne Rouge 2005
Auxey-Duresses 2005 Le Val
Volnay 2005 Saint Francois
Volnay 2005 Brouillards Premier Cru
Volnay 2005 Santenots Premier Cru
Volnay 2005 Taillepieds Premier Cru
Pommard 2005 Arvelets Premier Cru
Cecile Tremblay:
Morey Saint-Denis 2005
Vosne Romanee 2005 Vieilles Vignes
Chambolle-Musigny 2005 Les Feusselottes Premier Cru
Echezeaux Grand Cru 2005
Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2005

IMPORTANT NOTE: While their events are usually complimentary, for this occasion, they have decided to do things a little differently. In keeping with the educational spirit of this tasting they will be collecting a $15 check (per individual) made out to your local library. Thank you in advance for this contribution.

Lower Falls Wine Co.
2366 Washington Street (Rt. 16)
Newton Lower Falls, MA
Phone: (617) 332-3000

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