VALENTINE'S DAY VIRTUAL TASTING - February 14, 2021
Reserve by February 8th to ensure wine delivery.
February 14, 2021
Hosted by Dennis, Stephen, and Greg
Are the same old Valentine’s day events getting boring? If you want to spice things up, take that special someone to Burgundy, France and you can do it right in the comfort of your own home. For this year’s Valentine’s day cocktail hour, fall in love with Burgundy’s hidden region of Saint Romain with Dennis, Stephen, and Greg in this virtual tasting hour. This region’s elegant wines are sure to elevate your Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to bring a pre-dinner snack or canapé and a post dinner chocolate to do a little pairing with. Talk about Romain-tic!
Two great wines to explore plus some fascinating topics we will discuss:
• What is the style of wine and terroir of Saint Romain
• What makes Saint Romain different from another appellation
• The history of the winemaker.
• How Dennis and Ellie found Domaine Germain Pére et Fils
• Why does red wine pair better with chocolate?
Order your Saint Romain Duo, and we will ship to have your package arrive prior to the event. Our team will email you the Zoom Meeting link the week prior to the tasting. At this tasting we will present two wines, the Virtual Tasting Duo includes one bottle of each:
Domaine Germain Pere et Fils Saint Romain Blanc 2018
With admirable yields (45hl/ha), this Saint Romain white is taken seriously right from the start. Add 30% new oak and 8-9 months of aging and batonnage, and you get a very classy Chardonnay with the unique and superbly subtle Saint Romain minerality, full, rich and dense, with elegant floral notes, good acidity in its youthful charm. We found this wine on a restaurant list in Santenay and were so impressed we went the next day and became friends with the producers. An excellent bottle.
Domaine Germain Père et Fils Saint Romain 'Sous le Château' 2017
This Saint Romain red is from perhaps the best-known vineyard in the appellation: Sous le Château’. And with one taste you will understand its justified reputation. Here’s a Pinot that is startlingly charming in its youth. Fresh, clean and delicious. Round, not a hint of green. Full, juicy fruit explodes with youthful acidity. What a mouthful. And then, there, behind all this immediate pleasure, comes a structure which tells you that you want to save a few bottles of this for the future. But that might be hard to do, given the way it’s drinking today.