To start, I am very excited to be hosting Jean-Francois Coquard, the wine winemaker for Tenuta Mazzolino on May 8th at the Granary. His wines are amazingly elegant, distinctive, and most importantly easy to drink. Coquard, who is originally from Burgundy, has been the wine maker at this winery in Oltrepo Pavese for 30 years. They focus on Sparkling Wine (made in the Traditional Method, as they are made in Champagne), Chardonnay, Bonarda, and Pinot Noir. Oltrepo Pavese is in the heart of Lombardy in Northern Italy.
We have been working with the Reserve Pinot Noir (Nero in Italy) at The Fearrington House for a number of years and have turned some devoted red Burgundy fans into believers after their first taste of Coquard’s masterpiece. All of his other wines have a similar effect, they are complex but still know how to have a good time, and they are wines that beg for food.
So come and join us and Coquard at the Granary on May 8th at 6pm, for a reception followed by four course dinner paired with his wines. Dress is casual, wine is delicious, and the food is as serious as ever. Look forward to seeing you there.
- Maximilian Kast