Jean-François Merieau ~ Wine Tasting ~ 10/20/2020 6:00pm
Winemaker, Jean-François Mérieau sits atop my list of favorite winemakers in Touraine. He is Touraine’s best-kept secret and is really only known among the die hard lovers of Touraine wine. On Jean-Francois’s 35 hectare property (about 84 acres) which dates back to the 14th century you will find Gamay, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Côt (Malbec), Pinot Noir and Pineau d’Aunis planted with the average vine being 50 years old and the oldest vine being 100 years old. He farms organically and sustainably and prefers to harvest by hand. In the winery he takes a very minimalist approach while only using native yeast during fermentation. We are talking wine at its most basic, natural level where region, soil, proper care of the vines and expert winemaking are expressed in the glass.
Wines we will be sampling:
Ticket includes seating on our expanded patio and sample pours of the evening’s selected wines. Our full menu will be available for purchase. Due to social distancing guidelines, group size will be limited to 4 or less.