Mugnier and Gobillard – the Best of Burgundy & Champagne for the New Year, Friday Dec. 30th 4-7pm in PortlandFriday, December 30th, 2011
We’re excited to close out the year with a bang!
“Freddy” Mugnier is one of Scott’s winemaking inspirations and heroes. The Mugnier wines are coveted around the globe for their extraordinary finesse and supreme elegance. Based in the tiny village of Chambolle-Musigny, Freddy produces wines of amazing purity, with an ethereal texture that dances across the palate and delivers wave upon wave of flavors and intoxicating aromas.
We’ll be pouring three of the newly-arrived 2009s from Mugnier – (tasting notes courtesy Allen Meadows/Burghound)
The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny $105 – (about half of which is from the 1er Cru les Plantes) – “A very fresh and quite expressive red berry fruit nose displays a very subtle hint of spiciness that continues onto the rich, generous and mouth coating middle weight flavors that exude a fine minerality on the delicious and solidly lingering finish. This has the balance to age but with the fat to allow it to be enjoyed young.”
The 2009 Clos de la Maréchale 1er Cru $109 – (a 25-acre monopole in the Nuits-St. Georges appellation.) “An expressive and attractively fresh nose speaks of ripe and earthy red and blue pinot fruit that is very much in keeping with the tautly muscular and firm middle weight flavors that possess plenty of dry extract which buffers well the moderately dense tannins shaping the mouth coating and lingering finish.”
And the very rare 2009 Clos de la Maréchale 1er Cru Blanc $109 “A discreet hint of wood sets off ripe and mildly exotic yellow fruit aromas of honey, straw, peach and mango that lead to textured and opulent middle weight flavors that coat the palate on the moderately long and reasonably complex finish. This should be accessible early.”
And, we’ll top it all off with a couple of great micro-production Grower Champagnes from the amazing Bruno Gobillard. The Gobillard bubblies are extremely limited, have a rabid cult following, and are sought after for their beautiful richness on the palate and precise, pure, and flat-out delicious flavors.
Gobillard NV Brut $55– (45% Pinot Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay) “If you imagine an old fashioned cream soda made out of perfectly ripe pears, fragrant apple blossoms AND the pure minerality of the chalk beds underlying this famous suburb of Epernay you’d be on your way to getting your mind around this stuff. The incredibly fine mousse, and endless echoing finish will make a serious impact on your guests or any giftee.” Roberto Rogness, Wine Expo
Gobillard NV Brut Vieilles Vignes $75– (45% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier, 45% Chardonnay. From the estate’s oldest vines, only 400 cases produced) “An Incredibly pure, focused wine imbued with the essence of crisp pears, apples, flowers and minerals. This Champagne literally sparkles on the palate with superb elegance, grace and clarity.” Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate “Best Bang for your Buck in World-Class Fizz!” Roberto Rogness, Wine Expo
Tasting flight is $20, refunded with any three-bottle purchase of the featured wines. Please RSVP to Kelly Karr – 503-319-5827
We look forward to seeing you for this very special event at our new space in Portland, located at 2537 NW Upshur.
Thanks for a great 2011, and here’s to a Happy New Year from all of us at Scott Paul!