THE CELLAR CLUB JULY 2020
July is the month for the world-famous Tour de France! This 21 stage bicycle race brings competitors throughout the diverse terroirs of France and captivates the world with both a display of athleticism and beautiful scenery. While the Tour de France has been postponed for 2020, we want to keep the tradition alive in our cellar.
This month we can enjoy and celebrate the world famous race and the delicious wines of France with no bicycle necessary.
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Wine Pick #1:
2016 Château Haut Colombier
Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, France
Founded in 1991 by Jean Chety and now under the direction of his two sons Olivier and Emanuel, the chateau combines all the best attitudes of Bordeaux's past, present, and future. They have been organically certified since their 2014 vintage and are pursuing Biodynamic accreditation as a means to preserve and improve their lands and wines. The move is not, as they insist, surfing a trend, but a rediscovery of the region's wisdom on land management and winemaking. The fantastic 2016 vintage, with its early approachability and hedonistic style, was an easy choice for this month's red. Classic wines from classic wine regions are a joy to partake and we're sure this standout will win your praise.
Wine Pick #2
2018 Vignobles Philippe Viallet
Vin de Savoie Blanc
Nestled in the spectacularly beautiful landscape between Mont Granier and the Bauges Massif, winemaker Philippe Viallet has been crafting both wines and wineries in the Savoie, Jura, and Bugey regions for the past few decades. Hachette Guide's 2019 Winemaker of the Year, he has pursued his goal of elevating this previously overlooked corner of the wine world through a series of forward-thinking strategies. His leadership has made the Cuma du Granier, a facility serving 20 vineyards in the ecologically-sound treatment of their effluents, a reality. In addition, his Bioclimatic Architecture designed winery, which uses both solar power and the insulating properties of wood enables him to produce wines with little to no carbon footprint. His focus is the indivisible link between man, land, and wine.
CHEESE PAIRING OF THE MONTH:
Boston Post Dairy, Très Bonne
Family-run Boston Post Dairy is set in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, along the Missisquoi River, with a view of Jay Peak. The farm is named after the Old Boston Post Stagecoach Road, which runs right through the property. Robert and Gisele Gervais have been farming since 1962 along with their family of fifteen children.
When the Gervais family tasted their first batch of this Gouda-inspired goat's milk cheese, they all kept saying, "it's good... it's very good." After playing around with the wording, and finding out that "bonne" was the feminine version of "bon," they decided to name the cheese Très Bonne after the girls who produced it. Sweet smelling and mild with grassy notes, this cheese is smooth and pliable in texture. Taste is pleasant and milky on the palate with a salty forwardness and a long, mild finish. Notes of yogurt and coconut can be detected.
Also, check out our delicious and easy
Recipe of the Month:
French Potato Salad with Citronette