Thursday, February 9 will be a big day for Dallas wine enthusiasts. There are two big events.
First: Duchman Does Dallas…This will be the winery’s second stop on a three-city (Austin, Dallas, San Antonio) 2010 White Wine Roadshow Release tour. Winemaker Dave Reilly will be in attendance to chat to guests. My take: I visited Duchman here and found them to be one of the most accomplished white wine makers in the state. The Vermentino has garnered the most press, but the other whites (especially the Viognier) deserve the attention of serious consumers too. The other thing about this walkabout tasting is that you can expect André Natera’s food to be sophisticated and harmonious as well. (More details below.)
Second: Sigel’s hosts the Moët Hennessey Winemaker Tour. (More details below.)
Duchman Family Winery Release Party
Thursday, February 9th 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The Fairmont Dallas (The Pavilion Room) – 1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas TX 75201
Duchman Family Winery 2010 White Wine Portfolio
We’re extremely proud to offer such a flavorful Pinot Grigio. Aromas of fresh citrus and tree fruits come through gently on the nose. The palate follows with refreshing notes of lime zest, green apple, rounded out with a subtle roasted almond character on the finish.
*To be paired with Crostini with Mozzarella, Squash Puree, Balsamic and Prosciutto
Everyone needs a little escape now and then. Our Trebbiano offers just that – a glassful of tropical vacation. Let the flavors of bananas, fresh tropical fruits, and citrus take you away. This Trebbiano serves as a perfect late afternoon quaffing wine or as an aperitif for the early evening.
*To be paired with Grilled Calamari, Lemon, Garlic and Parsley with Endive
Delicate nuances of white flowers and citrus blossom come through on the nose. Complex flavors of pear, grapefruit, and lime zest linger on the palate.
*To be paired with Plantain Chip with Black Bean & Corn Salad
Viognier has been called ‘springtime in a bottle.’ Flavors of apricot, white peaches and tangerine. A beautiful acid to body balance, creating a harmonious and ultimately refreshing finish.
*To be paired with Duck and Pistachio Terrine on Brioche with Cumberland Sauce
Also that evening, for those of a schizophrenic cast of mind to do simultaneously, Sigel’s hosts the Moët Hennessey Winemaker Tour. Per the press release…
Moet Hennessey Winemaker Tour
Featuring over 50 wines from these outstanding winemakers:
Manuel Louzada – Numanthia
Tim Heath – Cloudy Bay
Chris Millard – Newton
Nicolas Audebert – Cheval des Andes
Marc Sorrel – Ch de Sancerre
Tom Tibuurzi – Domaine Chandon Sparkling Wines
JoelBurt – Domaine Chandon Still Wines
Herve Birnie – Terrazas de los Andes
Thursday, February 9th 6-8pm $35 per person
As befits one of the leading luxury goods companies, the Luis Vuitton-Moët Hennessy wine portfolio represents some of the most iconic producers in the world. Whether in Spain, New Zealand, France, California, or Argentina, these winemakers set the benchmark in winemaking for their respective appellations and varietals. Join us at The Mansion on Turtle Creek on Thursday, February 9th from 6-8pm as we welcome the winemaking staff of these singular estates for a comprehensive tasting of their current releases. Over 50 bottlings will be showcased during this extraordinary walk-around tasting event.
To showcase the wines’ multidimensional complexity and to highlight the affinity of these fabulous offerings with food, Chef Bruno Davillon has created a superb menu of appetizers to accompany the tasting. Don’t miss what will surely be one of the most comprehensive wine tastings of its type in Dallas this year. Space is limited, so don’t wait.
Thursday, February 9th – 6-8pm
The Mansion on Turtle Creek 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
$35 per person