What could be better to warm up your blood and your soul on a freezing Saturday in New York than a Free Tasting of Chateauneuf du Pape 2008.
Jean Luc Le Du and his team at Le Du Wines invite you to pop in the store between 2 and 6 PM on Saturday, January 30, 2010, sip the wines, meet some of the producers and pick a few bottles for the week-end (there's a 20% off all Rhone wines in the store during tasting).
Jean Luc says "they'll be offering you an exclusive first glimpse of the not-yet released 2008 vintage of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, from 17 top estates. The wines haven't even been bottled yet, and we'll be tasting most of the wines from barrel samples, directly from the domaines! All together over 40 wines."
The visiting winemakers are...
Véronique & Caroline Maret - Domaine de la Charbonnière (pictured below)
Pierre Pastre - Château Fortia
Yves & Martine Hermann - Clos de Gamot (Cahors)
And also pouring the wines from these domains:
Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils
Cuvée du Vatican
Domaine Tour Saint Michel
Domaine Albin Jacumin
Bosquet des Papes
Clos des Brusquières
Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange
Domaine Olivier Hillaire
My apology to producers for not putting a picture of each Domaine in this piece, not enough space for all. I will make it up to you.
Will you be sipping at Le Du on Saturday?