Friday, May 14, 2010

Burgundy Girls' Wine Dinner at Gjelina

I got together with my friends whom I traveled Burgundy with at Gjelina in Venice. This time, we sat at the table in the patio. It was a lovely evening. I really enjoyed their pizzas there. Among 6 of us, we opened 8 bottles...not bad, right?!

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Parigot & Richard, Cremant de Bourgogne, Brut Rose
...I just had the same bottle last week. Lovely.
2004 Louis Jadot, Domaine du duc de Magenta, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, "Morgeot" Monopole Clos de la Chapelle...From the monopole "Clos de la Chapelle" vineyard (owned by Domaine du duc de Magenta) within Abbaye de Morgeot cru. Little advanced. Dust, pear. Rich palate with stony minerality. Mid+ acid, spice. Elegant.
2004 Etienne Sauzet, Puligny-Montrachet...Honey, mineral, spice on the nose. Distinctive acid and minerality of Puligny. Very clean and smooth. I want to call it classic beauty.
1996 Louis Carillon, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, "Les Champs Canet"...Dark golden color. After 5-10 minutes, the secondary nose turned to more pleasant fruit plus spice and honey. Beautiful minerality and creamy texture.
2007 Louis Carillon, Puligny-Montrachet...Super bright and young clean minerality. Powerful fruit (especially after 2004 and 1996 Puligny), high acid. Gorgeous.
2002 Domaine Pavelot, Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, "La Dominode"...From the very steep slove. About 45% of the vines are 80-year-old. Aged in 30% new oak. Spice, berry, wet soil, brown sugar. Very balanced nice fruit.
2001 Pio Cesare, Barolo...Classic style. Balanced and complex.
1990 Domaine & Selection, Volnay 1er Cru, "Les Taillepieds"...Their wines are made by the growers on metayage. Very "Volnay" and beautiful. Soft berry, wet soil. Soft and round palate, acid, very smooth. Some meaty "animal" character on the palate. Elegant long finish.