Save on Winter Reds, Taste Grenache, and Go Vertical in Chateauneuf-du-Pape from New York Vintners

 

Dear New York Vintners Friends,

Many thanks to our terrific guests and expert guide David Lynch for making our February Oenophilia Series event, Big Winter Reds, such a great afternoon.

To continue your pleasure or enjoy what we sampled during the event, try our Big Winter Reds Sample Six-Pack and save 10% off the shelf price (an exclusive offer for our newsletter subscribers). You can order by phoning 212.812.3999

Big Winter Reds Sample Six-Pack
$198 (10% off shelf price) + tax & shipping/handling

• La Universal 2005 Montsant ‘Dido’ (Spain)
• Domaine de Pallus 05 Chinon ‘Les Pensées de Pallus’ (France)
• Ernesto Catena 03 Mendoza Malbec ‘Siesta en el Tahuantinsuyu’ (Argentina)
• Poggio Antico 01 Brunello di Montalcino ‘Altero’ (Italy)
• Tatiarra 04 Heathcote Shiraz ‘Cambrian’ (Australia)
• Lanzerac 00 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa)

MARCH EVENT
Happily, David Lynch will be back at New York Vintners on March 15th for our next Oenophilia Series event, Grenache from Around the World. Space is limited to 48 guests, so reserve today. You can apply $50 of your admission price toward a case purchase of wines sampled during the event on top of our regular 10% solid case discount.

See the details below, or register now by phoning 212.812.3999, replying to this email, or reserving online.


GRENCACHE FROM AROUND THE WORLD WITH DAVID LYNCH


Saturday, March 15, 2008, 2:00-4:30 PM
New York Vintners, 21 Warren Street, NYC
$95 + tax

One of the world’s most widely planted varieties, Grenache provides the base or is the principal grape in many of the great wines we have today. From the Rhone Valley and Languedoc to Priorat, Italy, and California, David Lynch will guide us to explore this great grape in all its glory. Please join us as we taste 12 Grenache-based wines* from around the world. Apply $50 of your admission price toward a case purchase of wines sampled during the event on top of our regular 10% solid case discount. Space is limited to 48 guests.

To register, phone 212.812.3999, reply to this email, or reserve online.

FEATURED PRODUCER


Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001-2006

One of the most renowned domaines in the region, Usseglio was founded in 1948 by Italian-born Francis Usseglio. Usseglio moved to the southern Rhône in the early 1930s to work as a vineyard laborer, and had the opportunity to manage eight hectares of vineyards from which he began to produce his own wine.

Today, Francis Usseglio’s son and grandsons run an estate of 22 hectares and 15 different vineyards. Half of the Usseglio’s vines are over 60 years old; the other half over 30. They produce terrifically concentrated yet balanced wines that reveal layers of aromatic and flavor complexity. ‘Cuvée Mon Aieul’ always comes from the three best parcels of the estate: Les Serres, La Crau, and Guignasse.

Robert Parker offers this perspective on the domaine:

One cannot say enough about the extraordinary qualitative revolution that has quietly taken place at this well-known domaine north of the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. While father Pierre is still on the premises, providing a wealth of historical information about the vineyards, his two sons, Jean-Pierre and Thierry, have introduced two extra-special cuvees, pushing this estate into the top echelon of Chateauneuf-du-Pape producers. This domaine is notorious for incredibly low yields as well as traditional winemaking.

We are extremely pleased to offer a recent vertical of Pierre Usseglio’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape. You can order any of these wines by phoning 212.812.3999 or replying to this email.

2001 Chateauneuf-du-Pape | $47
(91 points, Robert Parker)

2002 Chateauneuf-du-Pape | $33

2003 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1.5L | $98
(92 points, Robert Parker)

2004 Chateauneuf-du-Pape | $47
(92 points, Josh Raynolds, IWC)

2004 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvée Mon Aieul’ | $88

(93 points, Josh Raynolds, IWC)

2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape .375ml | $25
(91 points, Josh Raynolds, IWC)

2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape | $44
(91 points, Josh Raynolds, IWC)

2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1.5L | $99

(91 points Josh Raynolds, IWC)

2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvée Mon Aieul’ | $93

(94 points, Robert Parker)

2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvée Mon Aieul’ 1.5L | $193
(94 points, Robert Parker)

2006 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc | $44

(90 points, Josh Raynolds, IWC; extremely limited supplies)


Have questions? Just phone Derrick Mize at 212.812.3999 .

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