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Cuisine et Vins de France: degustation sud-ouest

Thrilling that Fabien Jouves of Mas del Perie in Cahors has a page-stealing photo-feature in the latest special edition of Cuisine et Vins de France. Check out Fabien and his buddies in his "portrait" on page 2 of the link  Cuisine et Vins de France

Here is a rough translation of the text:

Fabien Jouves

Mas del Perie

Because he believes in terroir, Fabien Jouves had the intuition that the "parcellation" approach would be the passionate future of Cahors. The balance between power and finesse is shows through in all his four cuvees of Malbec: "Les Escures" 2009, on the freshness of fruit; "La Roque" 2009 more round. "Les Acacias" 2008 delivers more slowly, but with what persistance! "La Piece" 2008 is concentrated and complex, defies time. At 26 years old, Fabien sees himself as a winegrower-artisan: in 5 years he has transformed the family vineyard from a supplier to negotiants into one of the rising "domaines" of the AOC. He has also converted the property to organic and biodynamic growing, planted white grape varieties and created a collection of "quaffing wines"...that he drinks with friends with a picnic of cured sausages in the vineyards. 







Denis Barbara of Domaine Grosbot-Barbara  SATURDAY, October 22nd at 6:30PM

  The story begins with Elie Grosbot whose domain began in 1910, with Elie taking over operation in 1956. In 1995, as he was approaching retirement he called Denis Barbara, a young winemaker who had just finished his studies and asked him to join in the operation of the Estate. Elie is the rootstock, with its empirical knowledge and tradition. Denis is the passion. He loves the region, winemaking and the vineyards that make up the Estate.


The fields of Grosbot-Barbara, the vineyards of Saint Pourçain, are on the eastern slope of the oldest vineyards in France. The plots span four sites on the slope of the vineyard of Saint Pourçain: Bransat, Cesset, Verneuil en Bourbonnais and Montord.  We will taste the white and red wines of the Estate together with a selection of Sparkling Wines from Saumur in the Loire Valley.


Together we will taste:


 Gougeres with cumin
Domaine du Pas Saint Martin, Saumur Brut 2007 

Salmon Rillette
Domaine Grosbot-Barbara, Saint Pourçain "Le Vin d'Alon" 2010


Duck Confit with Herb Roasted Potatoes

Domaine Grosbot-Barbara "Chambre d'Edouard" Saint Pourçain Rouge 2009


Branzino with A Sauce of Exotic MushroomsGrosbot-Barbara "Cuvee Charles Henri" 
Saint Pourçain Blanc 2009

Almond Tart with House-made Ricotta and Honey Roasted Figs
Domaine du Pas Saint Martin, Vie en Rose NV
The Grosbot-Barbara Dinner is $50 and attendance will be limited to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. 
PLEASE NOTE: A selection of these wines will be reserved at a discount for tasting guests only to purchase at Cork Market!


Where & When

Cork Market & Tasting Room
1805 14th Street, NW


Saturday, October 22nd at 6:30PM

Space is limited, so please RSVP by October 20th 

Guests must be 21 or over to attend, please bring a picture

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