Wine Dinner featuring
Women Winemakers of France
March 24, 2020 06:30 PM
6 French Wines & 5 Paired Courses
Wine, Food, and Menu Made Entirely By Women
Tuesday, March 24th
The Mezzanine @ Lyon Hall
Welcome Wine: 6:30 pm
Seated Dinner: 7:00 pm
Domaine de la Bergerie Crémant de Loire Brut NV
Château du Coing Muscadet L'Ancestrale 2014
Château du Coing Cuvée Aurore Chardonnay 2018
Fava Bean, pea & asparagus on 9 grain toast
Vignobles de 2 Lunes Perigee Pinot Noir 2016
Asian Spiced Chicken, coconut rice
Domaine de la Bergerie Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru 2011
Bakewell Tart, Turkish figs & strawberry jam
ABOUT THE WINEMAKERS
DOMAINE DE LA BERGERIE
Domaine de la Bergerie was initially purchased in 1961 by Marie-Scholastique Horeau, a woman with a strong character who ran her domain alone since the age of 37. The estate was eventually passed on to Marie-Scolastique's daughter, Marie-Agnès, and then to her grandson, Yves Guégniard, with his wife, Marie-Annick. Throughout the the last 10-15 years, Yves and Marie-Annick have turned the reigns over to their daughter, Anne (and her sister Marie, to a lesser extent). The domaine has always adhered to a high standard of excellence: green harvest, strict sorting and separate vinification of each harvested parcel. But with the founder's great granddaughters at the helm, the domaine has converted to organic viniculture, exhibited an exciting new energy, and produced fascinating wines. The estate is located on 89 acres in the heart of the Loire--in Coteaux du Layon and in Anjou. The estate is also home to a Michelin rated restaurant run by Anne's husband David.
CHÂTEAU DU COING
Château du Coing is located in the village of Saint Fiacre, in the Sèvre-et-Maine district of Muscadet. The current owner and winemaker, Véronique Günther-Chéreau, decided in 1990 to return to her family's estate after achieving a doctorate degree in pharmacy. Véronique's family had been making wine at Saint Fiacre since 1421, and she grew up on the estate. In 2011, her daughter Aurore joined the family domaine, following her biology and oenology studies in Dijon. Château du Coing is sourced from Véronique's 40 hectares of Muscadet vines, which lie at the meeting point of the Sèvre and Maine rivers, where the distinctive gneiss soils give a particularly racy, fragrant style of Muscadet. Unusually for an area dominated by the négociants, Château du Coing is family-run and uses only estate-grown fruit.
VIGNOBLES DE 2 LUNES
Vignobles des 2 Lunes is a fourteen hectare Demeter-certified estate in the heart of the Alsatian wine country. Owned and operated by the Buecher family for seven generations, sisters Amélie and Cécile Buecher have brought their own unique vision to the domaine; walking a fine line between a drive for modernization and respect for antiquity. Amélie and Cécile have moved to protect the environment of their vines. In 1997 they stopped spraying with pesticides and achieved biodynamic certification in 2007. All vineyard work is done by hand, and grapes are pressed in small batches to preserve their integrity.
Winemaker Veronique Cochran and her two daughters own and operate Château Falfas, a Bordeaux estate with 20 hectares of vines planted on gravel, clay, and limestone soils (with limestone bedrock) rolling down a gentle, south-facing slope on the bank of the Gironde Estuary. The nearest village, Bayon, is where the Garonne and Dordogne rivers meet and the estuary begins. "It is like a little sea, with tides," says Veronique. "Every 6 hours oceanic air comes in the vineyards breathe it." The estate has been farmed biodynamically since 1989.