Fancy Cellar Wine Club - November 2015
Discover in November at Fancy Cellar Wine Club: Two Bordeaux wines from our selection recommended by J.L Pouteau Best Sommelier of the World.
Jean-Luc Pouteau is a native French Sommelier from Brittany (North-west of France) holder of the World's Best Sommelier Award. After working as a Chef and then as a Pastry Chef in restaurants in the city of Brest, he decided to devote himself to Wine. He worked hard to achieve a high level of knowledge and participated to contests of Sommelier. In 1976, he won the wine contest of Best Sommelier of France, and in 1983 he won the World's Best Sommelier award! From 1984 to 1987, he was the Sommelier at the gourmet restaurant "Pavillon Elysee" in Paris and responsible for purchasing wine for the famous Parisian caterer "Lenotre". Today Jean-Luc Pouteau is traveling around France’s vineyards to make exceptional wines at affordable prices.
So with his selection, you can not go wrong!!
Château Les Graves de Cottière, AOC Côtes de Bourg, Bordeaux, 2011, Red.
(Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon) Concours de Bordeaux Bronze
The Château Graves de Cottiere is owned by the Chety family for 13 generations. Chety family is recognized in Bordeaux for producing great value wines. All their work is guided by these precepts: Tradition, Nature and Quality. They adhere to the principles of Sustainable Winegrowing.
Tasting Note: A garnet color with notes of raspberry and blackcurrant. The mouth is fleshy, strong enough with light tannin, chewy and fruity.
Food Pairing: Chateau Grave de Cottière will be a perfect match with your steak tartare, lamb chops, Lasagna, Thai cashew chicken.
Château Vieux Clos Saint Emilion, AOC Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, 2012, Red.
(Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec)
This property from Michel Terras is located on the famous Wets-Plateau of Saint-Emilion, just a few hundred meters from the small city St-Emilion. Ideally situated on the plateau west of Saint Emilion. Chateau Vieux Clos Saint Emilion benefits of old vines (>50 years) which gives to the wine a deep, intense color and a softness that pleases the palate.
Tasting Notes: Nice dark garnet red color almost black, with purple hints. Concentrated nose, well ripped little black fruits. Very nice fruity flavor, nice freshness, perfumed silky tannins, fine, elegant. Very agreeable.
Food Pairing: This is a wine fits perfectly with beautiful pieces of meat and cheeses.
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