Friday Monsieur Touton Wine Tasting w/ Pietro

This week’s tasting is with Pietro, from Monsieur Touton Selections, one of our wine distributors who has a phenomenal and diverse book with some truly outstanding hidden values. Come meet Pietro and taste through this fun lineup!

We will be tasting:

Domaine du Colombier Chablis 2020: This Chablis is created from a blend of four different vineyard parcels in Chichée, a village renowned for producing fresh, mineral based wines. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s crisp, citrus fruit and steely freshness, this wine is highlighted by distinctive flavors of apple and peach, supported with minerality. It is well balanced with a long and subtle finish. This classically styled Chablis is a perfect match for seafood and fresh cheeses.

Gaston Belvigne NV Brut Champagne: Epernay is unofficially known as the ‘Capital of Champagne’ thanks to its abundance of Champagne Houses, and Gaston Belvigne is located in the heart of these vineyards. The vineyards in the Epernay commune are located on the hills that flank the town on the western and eastern side and are, to a large extent, planted with Chardonnay. The Champagne terroir has two major distinguishing features: northerly latitude and a dual climate that is subject to oceanic and continental influences alike. Another key feature of the Champagne terroir is its predominantly limestone subsoil, which keeps the vines naturally watered all year round. A beautiful blend of 45% Pinot Noir from the Côte des Bar, 30% Pinot Meunier from the Marne Valley, and 25% Chardonnay from Sézannais, the nose is delicate with white fruit notes and some citrus aromas. It is very bright and lively with a chalky last impression and subtle balance.

Gaston Belvigne NV Brut Rose: A perfect blend of 41% Pinot Noir from the Côte des Bar and the Ardre Valley, 36% Pinot Meunier from the Marne Valley, and 23% Chardonnay from Sézannais. The nose is rich and very expressive with red fruits, such as cherry and blackberry. The palate is well-structured with a very pronounced fruity last impression. Perfect for a gourmet aperitif or a fresh dessert with vanilla.

Nuban Garnacha 2021: A former Reveler Wine Club feature, this wine is fresh and fruity, with a good intensity of blackberries, blackcurrant and violets. It has a fresh and lively tartness, pleasantly balanced acidity and a lovely long finish.

McNab Ridge Winery, Fred’s Red NV Red Blend: As one of the pioneers of California's Wine Industry, the Parducci family has been devoted to handcrafting premium Mendocino County wines for over 70 years. They source only the finest grapes from dedicated growers, and strive to enhance what nature has provided and produce wines of distinction. This red blend is deep ruby in color with aromas & flavors of dark berries, finishing with a soft spice and toasty oak.

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