9/12 - Virtual Tasting with Domaine Mourchon

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DOMAINE DE MOURCHON
Zoom Tasting
with
Kate McKinlay, 2nd Generation Owner
Michael Flynn, Local Wine Maven
Saturday, September 12th 5pm
To join us, please email bradley@andersonllp.com with your name, phone number, which Domaine de Mourchon wines you'd like, and any add-ons. Details below!
To Participate:
Purchase any 2 of the 4 bottles listed below
THE TASTING FOCUSES ON ALL 4 WINES
WE RECOMMEND PURCHASING ALL 4 BOTTLES
and
Some Tasty Nibbles Listed Below
(THE TAKE HOME FRENCHIE OR THE DECADENT)
Wine No. 1 La Source Côtes du Rhône Blanc '18 $19
Wine No. 2 Tradition Côtes du Rhône '16 $21
Wine No. 3 Grande Réserve Côtes du Rhône '16 $31
Wine No. 4 Chàteauneuf du Pape '18 $54
All wines are currently available for CURBSIDE PICKUP at Veritas Wine Room. In your wine bag, you will receive the zoom invitation code for the virtual tasting.
Do you want to add Cheese, Charcuterie, Spanish Conserva, Berkshire pork, locally sourced Wagyu NY Strips & Wagyu Flat Irons, Wiseman House Chocolates? Just let us know!
THE TAKE HOME FRENCHIE $33
~ Bleu d’Auvergne
~ Petit Basque
~ Le Delice de Bourgogne
~ Pâte au poivre
~ Cornichons
~ Grain Mustard
~ Artisan Crackers
~ Dried Apricots
~ Dried Cranberries
The DECADENT $30
~ Marin Triple Cream Brie
~ Le Delice de Bourgogne
~ Prosciutto di Parma
~ Coppa Italiana
~ Dried Figs
~ Artisan Crackers
~ Dried Apricots
~ Dried Cranberries
CHEESEBOARD ADD ONS:
Dried Figs $3.5
Marcona Almonds $6
Mixed Olives $4
Auricchio Truffle Pecorino $6
Proscuitto di Parma $9
Coppa Italiana $6
AND TO COMPLETE YOUR DINNER!
Heritage Berkshire Pork Chops - $18 each
Heritage Berkshire Pork Ribs - $9.75 per lb (2 per pack)
A Bar N Ranch Wagyu New York Strips - $45 each
A Bar N Ranch Wagyu Flat Irons - $40 (approx 2 lbs)
Hamachi - $40 (approximately 2.2 lbs /$18ish per lb)
DOMAINE DE MOURCHON
Set in a secluded valley between the picturesque village of Séguret and Mont Ventoux, Domaine de Mourchon was created by the McKinlay family in 1998. The vineyard had some twenty hectares of mature vines but no facility to make wine so, using modern technology and high standards, a winery was constructed and completed in 2000.
The terraced hillside vineyard, at an average altitude of 350m, is based predominately on clay and grey limestone which, combined with the microclimate, gives the location a terroir of unique quality. Careful husbandry using organic techniques in conjunction with combined traditional and advanced methods of vinification results in a well-structured wine with pronounced fruit aromas and strong colours. We are currently in the process of converting to complete organic farming and expect to be fully certified in 2020.
Domaine de Mourchon lies in the beautiful Dentelles de Montmirail hills at the center of a triangle made up of Mont Ventoux in the East, Vaison-la-Romaine to the North and Avignon to the South-West. Thus, it is to be found at the heart of not only some of the region’s best vine growing country, but also at the heart of the Vaucluse region – Provence at its most historical and most picturesque!
Classified as amongst France’s most beautiful villages (an official list of 140), the medieval village of Séguret is perched on a limestone outcrop, just to the north of Gigondas. From here it offers spectacular views over the entire Rhône valley, illuminated by the warm intensity of the famed Provencal light sought by the Impressionists and countless artists since.
In the south of the region of the Côtes du Rhône there is an area within AOP considered of higher quality and reputation than the rest of the region. This group of 95 villages is branded ‘Côtes du Rhône Villages’ and 18 of these villages are considered to be sufficiently distinct and of consistently high quality that they are permitted to display the name of their village alongside the Côtes du Rhône Villages appelation. In order to achieve this higher status, producers must adhere to much stricter criteria concerning yield and viticultural techniques. These individual Côtes du Rhône Villages wines tend to be both more concentrated and more characterful with a marked improvement in quality.
Our village of Séguret is one such village, where the wines are labelled Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret and are steadily gaining in reputation. Domaine de Mourchon is widely recognised to be leading this development.
Michael Flynn
N. Texas Sales Director, Dionysus Imports
Michael Flynn has spent the past six years in wholesale distribution and wine importing, managing regional and fine wine divisions for the likes of Dionysus Imports and Favorite Brands.
Mr. Flynn was named Wine and Beverage Director at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in September of 2007, where he served until 2014. Formerly, he served as wine director and sommelier for James Beard Award winner chef Bob Kinkead at Kinkead’s in Washington, DC since its opening in the Fall of 1993. He was also wine director for Bob Kinkead’s Colvin Run Tavern in Vienna, Virginia, which opened in the Fall of 2001.
Described as Washington’s “best known, best loved sommelier” (Washingtonian Magazine, August 1998), and “one of America’s finest sommeliers” (Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, December, 1997), Mr. Flynn has written numerous articles for, and conducted interviews with publications such as The Washington Post, The Wine Spectator, Santé Magazine, Food and Wine Magazine, the American Institute of Wine and Food, the Wall Street Journal, and Washingtonian Magazine.
Mr. Flynn has been a three-time finalist for a nomination by the James Beard Foundation for outstanding wine service, a national award category with only five nominees annually. He holds the advanced diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

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