• Andre et Michel Quenard of Savoie w/ Morgan

    January 24th at 4pm
    André & Michel Quenard started producing wine in one of the best years possible...my birth year, 1976. The awesome thing about Quenard is that most of you have never heard of them and most of you have never tried any of their wines. Located in Savoie which is so close to the Swiss Alps. Well that's pretty much all you get. No, but really...Quenard are growing grapes like Jacquère, Altesse, Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Gamay and 70 year old Mondeuse grapes.

    Despite the domaine’s proximity to the Alps, the vineyards enjoy a surprisingly warm microclimate with southern sun exposure. Fig and olive trees are also found among the vines, unusual for such a snowy region. There are sixteen crus in the Vin de Savoie designation, and each commune is known for a different grape varietal. Michel’s vineyards are planted to some of the region’s best known: Bergeron, Jacquère, Mondeuse, Altesse, and Pinot Noir. Michel bottles eight different cuvées, seven of which are still, and the other a sparkling Vin de Savoie Brut, which is made in the méthode champenoise. The minerality of Michel’s vineyards expresses an alpine freshness and liveliness in his wines. His cuvées go beyond the simple “eclectic” that categorizes wines from the region; whether they are quaffed or savored, they are all unique revelations that reflect the complexity of their terroir and the fine artistry of this master vigneron.

    Here's what Morgan will be dazzling us with...

    2018 Quenard Savoie Blanc Les Abymes
    2018 Quenard Savoie Chignin Gamay
    2018 Quenard Savoie Chignin Mondeuse Vielles Vignes
    2017 Quenard Savoie Chignin Blanc Vielles Vignes
    NV Quenard Savoie Chignin-Bergeron

    As you can see...Morgan is gonna make you and your palate think a bit.
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