fireside sips curated tasting

Fireside Sips Curated Tasting

Some wines are meant to be enjoyed fireside!

Wines

Vintage

2018

Region

Beaujolais, France

Grapes

100% Gamay

Tasting notes

Dark forest berry flavors are accented by sweet pipe tobacco scents and subtle peony and violet aromas. Barrel aging adds a sprinkle of vanilla and toasty, smoky flavors on top of the brambley berry flavors making for an almost berry-pie like flavor profile!

Pairs with

Aged cheeses, filet mignon with balsamic reduction, dark chocolate

Interesting fact

Every year Pierre Andre takes his favorite cuvée of Brouilly and ages it in barrels a la the Burgundians. This unique approach to gamay shows how it can be serious and just how much it deserves a spot at the table when it comes to important French red wine grapes.

Vintage --2019

Grapes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region--Languedoc, France

Tasting notes

Arguably the king of red wine varietals but not typically in this part of France, Cabernet Sauvignon grown here in the Languedoc is softer and more subtle, though still powerful and expressive. Black currant, farmer's market fresh plum and dark sweet cherry flavors are then backed up by cracked black pepper and a hint of mint.

Pairs with

Flourless chocolate cake, dark chocolate, BBQ brisket, charcuterie

Interesting fact

Part of a solo varietal series by Chateau du Donjon highlighting the individual grapes typically blended together in Languedoc-Roussillon

Vintage

2019

Region --Languedoc, France

Grapes

100% Carignan

Tasting ntoes

Carignan is much more than it's typical spicy complexity, and when it's not blended and made purely of carignan, the wine can show off it's ripe strawberry and plum aromas and tart cranberry flavors with little hints of savory herbs. Like a light bodied CA zinfandel but with more rusticity and wildness to the nose.

Pairs with

Charcuterie, roasted squash, roast turkey with stuffing, rich dark chocolate

Interesting fact

This wine is part of a solo varietal series by Chateau du Donjon, highlighting the individual grapes typically blended together in Languedoc-Roussillon