Friday, February 5th, 2016,
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Terroir | Tribeca
Guest Sommelier, Jacques Lardiere*
The Master Blaster of Pinot Noir / The Grand Inquisitor of the Burgundian Terroir
Jacques will be speaking in wine tongues.
Jacques will juxtapose the energy of the Mawlaw'yya Order & the serenity of the Dalai Lama.
Jacques will craft images of terroir in the 4th dimension.
And, of course, Jacques will be pouring wines...lots of wine.
Give Me Chardonnay & Give Me Burgundy!
Puligny-Montrachet, 1er Cru La Garenne "Duc de Magenta," Louis Jadot, 2010, Côte de Beaune
(served from a 3 litre bottle...nothing says I love you more than a large format)
$12.00 (3 oz. pour)
Burgundy / Oregon as Electricity Flight
Givry, Louis Jadot, 2010, Côte Chalonnaise
Beaune, 1er Cru, Louis Jadot, 2010, Côte de Beaune
Chambolle-Musigny, Louis Jadot, 2011, Côte de Nuits
Pinot Noir, Résonance Vineyard, 2013, Yamhill-Carlton
$25.00 (3oz. of each wine)
We look forward to seeing you tonight to celebrate all things Burgundy / Oregon / Pinot Noir.
And yes, we will also be preparing Escargots à la Bourguignonne to enjoy with the wines...can you dig it?!
*And who is this Jacques Lardiere?
Jacques is not a winemaker...he is a communicator. Or better yet, a facilitator.
Few people have been better able to understand the vineyards of the Burgundy region than Jacques.
And he interacts with them in a manner that is the envy of all social scientists.
In fact, he does as little as one possibly can to physically interact with them.
He understands the power of the earth, and that this power is concentrated in certain places,
generally near fault lines in the tectonic plates beneath our feet, or in areas of volcanic activity.
By planting a vine in an area such as this--Burgundy is the result of a massive upheaval of the Africa plate that pushed up the granite bedrock to create the Mont Blanc Range and the Massif Central--
the power / energy is released. The vine acts as a perfect medium for this movement.
In Burgundy, the Grand Cru vineyards are located perfectly along this fault line /
this place of absolute power. Winemaking is not required to express this so-called minerality;
these wines possess a life-force which only requires time and patience to be revealed.
The further away from these Grand Cru vineyards one is, the more effort is required to access this minerality.
This effort is called winemaking.
And Jacques is the master liberator of this minerality. Can you really dig it!