Starting today at the Fearrington House Restaurant, we will be offering new wines by the glass from magnums to usher in this beautiful Spring season. It doesn’t happen too often, but when we open up magnums of wine for our guests, you can bet you’ll be enjoying some of the best expressions of wines from those regions.
First on the lineup is the 2009 La Pepiere, Clisson, Muscadet Sevre et Maine from the Loire Valley in France. This particular wine has been aged on its lees for a minimum of two years, giving it a creamy mouth-feel. It is a very citrus-laden wine with heaps of minerally, crushed sea shell notes that is sure to make your mouth water. A perfect wine to enjoy as the weather is starting to warm up, not to mention a great paring with oysters and other seafood or even with the Beef Tartare First Course that we have on the Spring Menu.
Second up is a wine “bubbleheads” would swoon over, the Pierre Moncuit, Cuvee Pierre Moncuit-Delos M.V. I love a great bubbly, but a Grand Cru bubbly from Pierre Moncuit? Yes, please! Located in Le Mesnil sur Oger and made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, it’s got all of the wonderful flavors of golden apples, quince, orange zest, as well as Meyer lemon curd. There’s a streak of chalky minerality, with underlying notes of gingerbread spice and brioche toast with a zippy, delicate finish - now, doesn’t that sound fabulous? Before you sit down for dinner, come join us at the bar, and we’d be glad to pour you a flute. Trust me, it’s one of those little luxuries in life that you shouldn’t miss.
Finally, it’s that time of the year that we say “Until we meet again” to the fuller-bodied, robust wines that warmed us during the cooler winter months and say hello to the Guy Breton, Vieilles Vignes, Morgon, Cru Beaujolais 2011. Part of the Morgon Gang of Four, winemakers who blazed a trail in Beaujolais, making some of the most expressive wines from the region, Guy Breton makes this wine from 80-year old vines full of wild red berry notes interlaced with crushed berries and granite minerality. Intensely flavored, yet not heavy on the palate, it has enough fruit and earth notes to be one of the most versatile wines that we have by the glass.
So don’t forget to ask us about these wines when you come and join us for a wonderful evening here at the House!
- Paula, The Fearrington Wine Team