Wine Thieves-Get Charmed by Pinot Noir from New York Vintners

Dear New York Vintners Friends,

From its home in the hills of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or to Oregon’s newfound glory and Champagne’s entirely unique interpretation, Pinot Noir’s charms are decidedly sensual, communicating local geography, characteristics of the individual site, and the terroir on which it was planted. Perhaps the only characteristics that Pinot Noirs of the world share are their sweet fruitiness and elegant tannin, which only the most ambitious and experienced winemaker is capable of crafting.

New York Vintners is delighted to host its next dinner around this finicky grape and offer a special discount on some favorite Pinot Noirs.



Thursday, May 22, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

New York Vintners, 21 Warren Street, NYC

$120 + tax

Join us as we taste some terrific Pinot Noirs from France, USA, Italy and Australia, complemented by four courses of Chef Christopher Meeker’s amazing cuisine.

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


orange supreme, goat cheese

spring ramps, beurre rouge

baby fingerlings, Pinot Noir demi-glace

cinnamon crème fraiche




Mix any 12 Pinot Noirs and receive a 10% discount.

Innocent Bystander 2006 Pinot Noir | $18 | 12 bottles available

Region: Yarra Valley, Australia

Innocent Bystander was created to produce great value: food-friendly wines that are not your run-of-the-mill varietal blends. Taking fruit from various sources in Central Victoria, the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region with their unique blends.

Anne Amie 2005 Pinot Noir Cuvee A | $24 | 48 bottles available
Region: Oregon, U.S.A.

Anne Amie’s proprietor Dr. Robert Pamplin, Jr. has set a goal to make the best wines possible, assembling a team with the necessary passion, talent, and experience to make world-class wines. This vision has created a range of complex, terroir-driven wines under the Anne Amie Vineyards label that speak clearly of their terroir on the cool hillsides of Oregon.

Vincent Girardin 2005 Pinot Noir Emotion | $24 | 40 bottles available
Region: Burgundy, France

With family roots in the Côte d’Or dating back to the 17th century, Vincent Girardin began his winemaking career in 1982, slowly expanding his holdings when his father retired. Along with his own personal vineyards, Girardin is mostly a négociant based out of Meursault.

Bouchard 2005 Beaune du Chateau 1er Cru | $32 | 20 bottles available
Region: Burgundy, France

With a long history in Beaune and Volnay beginning in the early 19th century, Maison Bouchard Père et Fils is now owned by the Henriot family from Champagne. The total surface area owned under vine amounts to 93 hectares and includes significant portions of Grand Crus Le Corton, Chambertin, Bonnes-Mares, Le Montrachet, and Clos de Vougeot.

Bruno Clair 2005 Marsannay Longeroies | $38 | 24 bottles available
Region: Burgundy, France

Bruno Clair, son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971) who was the originator of the famous Domaine Clair-Daü, founded his own domaine in 1979. Following Joseph’s death, family disagreements led to the dismantling of the Domain Clair-Daü in 1985, resulting in Bruno claiming his late father’s vineyards of Clos de Bèze, Cazetiers, Clos St.-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny, and Chambolle-Musigny. Over the years, Clair purchased more vineyards in and around Corton, expanding his total hectares to 23. The wines are aged in oak barrels. The percentage of new barrels used varies from 20-50% according to the vintage.

Nicolas Rossignol 2005 Savigny-Les-Beaune  | $48 | 24 bottles available
Region: Burgundy, France

Coming from a long line of winemakers, Nicolas Rossignol is one of the leading young vignerons in Volnay. He makes wine from his personal estate of 4.5 hectares as well as for his father’s larger domaine, Rossignol-Jeanniard. All of the wines are bottled without fining or filtering.

Melville 2006 Pinot Noir Terraces  | $59 | 11 bottles available
Region: Santa Rita Hills, California

Melville was founded in Knights Valley, Sonoma County in 1989 by Ron Melville with the purpose of growing high-quality Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Seven years later, Ron Melville turned his attention south to the Santa Rita Hills appellation to grow Pinot Noir and eventually, Rhone varietals. The Santa Rita Hills appellation’s microclimate, characterized by cool temperatures, prominent coastal winds, and foggy mornings, is known to be viticulturally suited to growing Burgundian grape varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Northern Rhone Syrah.

Questions? Just phone Derrick Mize at 212.812.3999 or reply to this email.


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