Feel Spain’s Heat & Burgundy’s Cool from New York Vintners

UPCOMING EVENT

 

EN FUEGO – REVISITING SPAIN


Thursday, April 17, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

New York Vintners, 21 Warren Street, NYC

$120 + tax

The past couple of vintages in Spain have been some of the best in the country’s wine history. Greater public awareness, investment Euros, and the modernization of the entire winemaking industry seem to have finally placed Spain up at the top of the list of best European wine countries, right next to Italy and France. We will explore some of Spain’s great emerging wineries accompanied by five courses of creative cuisine to match.


Menu
Goat-Cheese-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers
golden raisins and mixed-herb salad

Seafood & Chorizo Paella
mussels, clams shrimp, Bomba rice

Roasted Pork Loin
roasted vegetables, Cabrales potato gratin,
Pedro Ximinez reduction

Assorted Spanish Cheeses
Cabrales, aged Manchego, Tetilla, Ossau-Iraty

Turron Mousse Cake
hazelnut brittle


Space is limited to 48 guests, so register today by phoning 212.812.3999, replying to this email, or reserving online.

 


FEATURED PRODUCER


“My in-bottle tastings of the 2005s have served to reinforce my original belief that the vintage is one of the greatest vintages in the history of modern Burgundy. I remain convinced that the greatest examples are truly transcendental and should provide for magical drinking experiences over a period of several decades and the best wines will easily see 50 years in fine shape.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound, January 2008

Demand for critically hyped 2005 Burgundy, both red and white, has been quite high for the past year, which makes for dwindling supplies.  One producer that we have been patiently awaiting is Marc Colin, now in at New York Vintners

Over the last several vintages, Marc Colin’s winemaker son Pierre-Yves Colin has been producing what could be some of the best value white wines in Burgundy. Pierre-Yves is a patient and meticulous man who farms as organically as possible but refuses to be hamstrung by dogmatically following any viticulture or winemaking philosophy.

Colin wants the wine to speak of the vineyards from which they come.  If we had to try to characterize Colin’s 2005 white wines, we would say they are elegant and combine fresh, citrusy fruit with rational amounts of fruit and oak.

Here are some Chardonnays well worth trying:

Marc Colin 2005 Bourgogne Blanc ‘La Combe’ | $26 | 40 bottles available
“An attractively fresh, bright and ripe nose leads to somewhat simple but nicely voluminous flavors that culminate in a racy finish.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Marc Colin 2005 St. Aubin ‘Sentier du Clou’ | $48 | 24 bottles available
“A relatively pungent nose of straw, peach and herb undertones marries into slightly bigger flavors that offer good mid-palate fat and excellent finishing intensity. This is attractive, accessible and stylish.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Marc Colin 2005 Meursault ‘Narvaux’ | $47 | 24 bottles available

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Marc Colin 2005 Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Les Encégnières’ | $51 | 36 bottles available
“The first wine to display noticeable reduction and this should definitely be decanted. The flavors however were rich, full and with ample mid-palate fat that gives the finish an attractive texture and buffers the punchy and moderately firm acid spine.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Marc Colin 2005 Puligny-Montrachet ‘Le Trézin’ | $59 | 6 bottles available
“Subtle oak spice works with fresh and expressive aromas of green and white fruit and lead to rich, sweet and relatively fruity flavors that offer acceptable depth but there is ample minerality on the generous and sappy finish.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Marc Colin 2005 Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Champs Gain’ | $69 | 24 bottles available
“A very gentle touch of pain grillé frames aromas of straw, peach and a slightly earthiness that complements the detailed and relatively generous flavors that retain a good sense of delineation on the dry finish.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Marc Colin 2005 Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Les Caillerets’ | $69 | 24 bottles available
“An attractive nose of brioche, floral notes and orchard fruit aromas gives way to obviously mineral-infused flavors that are delicious and vibrant.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Marc Colin 2005 Bâtard-Montrachet | $295 | 12 bottles available
“The wood is better integrated and while by no means invisible, there is no center stage struggle between the rather reserved white flower, spice, acacia blossom and citrus aromas. The flavors are not reticent however and offer up a remarkable range of nuances and with impressive volume, intensity and mouth coating richness. This is perhaps less massive than is typical for the Colin Bâtard yet there is excellent focus and intensity. In sum, this is an excellent example if not truly stunning.� —Allen Meadows, Burghound

Order online, phone 212.812.3999, or reply to this email.

Have questions? Just phone Rob Allen at 212.812.3999 or reply to this email.

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