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Degustare Cremant si Champagne

March 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Sarbatorile se apropie cu pasi repezi astfel incat va propun o degustare de spumante si Champagne care s-ar potrivi pentru inceputul mesei de Paste sau pentru un mic dejun/brunch de weekend.

Vinurile oferite spre degustare sunt importate si distribuite de noul meu proiect intitulat Champagne Room (www.champagne-room.ro) si au fost atent selectionate dintr-un numar considerabil de producatori din Franta.

Spumantele oferite spre degustare:

  • Jean Louis Denois Chardonnay Extra Brut
  • Jean Louis Denois Cuvee Eclipse 2011
  • Champagne Dhondt-Grellet Prestige du Moulin Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
  • Champagne Michel Genet Millesime 2010 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
  • Champagne Herve Dubois Brut Rose Grand Cru

Degustarea se va desfasura Marti 4 Aprilie cu incepere de la ora 19:00 in locatia Champagne Room din blvd Magheru nr 27 Sc B etaj 2 (vis-a-vis de KFC-ul de la Piata Romana). Costul de participare este de 110 Ron si include vinurile, apa si ceva snack-uri pentru a tempera atacul vinului.

Vinurile vor fi servite din pahare Lehmann Glass Jamesse Prestige realizate special de catre somelierul sef al celebrului restaurant Le Parc Domaine Les Crayeres din Reims.

Pentru rezervari va rog fie sa-mi dati un mail pe contact@champagne-room.ro fie sa ma contactati direct la telefon la 0723 240 102.

Mai jos cateva cuvinte despre vinurile ce vor fi degustate.

Jean Louis Denois este cel mai apreciat producator de Cremant de Limoux din zona Languedoc-ului, el insusi provine dintr-o familie producatoare de vinuri spumante de Champagne din zona Champagne. Lucreaza majoritar cu strugurii consacrati din Champagne: Chardonnay si Pinot Noir, iar vinurile sale pot rivaliza usor cu cele din Champagne. Chardonnay-ul Extra Brut este pastrat 4 ani pe drojdii inainte de degojare, iar Cuvee Eclipse 2011 care este varful de gama al lui Denois este un vin produs din struguri de Chardonnay si Pinot Noir din vite de vie cultivate in regim bio, doar inima mustului, pastrat de asemenea indelung pe drojdii.

Champagne Dhondt-Grellet este un producator extrem de dinamic, specializat pe Champagne Blanc de Blancs avand viile situate in zone cu parcele clasificate Grand si Premier Cru in Côte des Blancs, mai exact in satele Cramant Chouilly, Cuis si de asemenea in Sezanne. Cateva parcele de vie de Pinot Noir se afla in Avenay-Val-d’Or in Grande Valle de la Marne. Vechimea avansata a vitelor de vie contribuie la calitatea vinurilor realizate.

Familia Genet (Champagne Michel Genet) este prezenta in satul Chouilly de sute de ani iar producția de Champagne în acest sat Grand Cru este activitatea principala a familiei de peste 100 de ani. Satul Chouilly, situat in Cote de Blancs , in sudul regiunii Champagne, este cunoscut in mod special pentru Chardonnay-ul de cea mai înaltă calitate și este clasat printre cele 17 terroir-uri Grand Cru ale regiunii Champagne.

Champagne Herve Dubois cproduce vin de pe cele 7.5 ha detinute dintre care 4.5 ha de Chardonnay Grand Cru in Côte des Blancs si 0.5 ha de Chardonnay Premier Cru in Montagne de Reims din care rezulta vinuri de o eleganta aparte cu multa prospetime si delicatete; 1.5 ha de Pinot Meunier care ofera rotunjime si arome intens fructate vinului si 1 ha de Pinot Noir care aduce putere si rafinament de pe vite de vie aflate in Vallée de la Marne. Cuvee-ul Rose imbina maiestuos finetea Chardonnay-ului cu puterea si fructuozitatea vinului rosu produs din Pinot Noir provenit din satul Verzenay din regiunea Montagne de Reims. Asamblaj: 90 % Chardonnay si 10% Pinot Noir.

 

Vinurile romanesti la 10 ani de la recolta – Degustare

March 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Încet, dar cu dificultate, și vinurile românești încep a prinde o brumă de tradiție. Uitându-ne acum în spate, sunt puține cele care încă se mai pot bea. Dar oare cât de bune mai sunt?

La această nouă degustare ne-am propus să aflăm cum se prezintă vinurile românești după 10 ani.

Noi suntem optimisti și credem că selecția făcută va place cu siguranta. Sunt 10 vinuri: 2 albe si 8 rosii.

Vinurile:
Prince Stirbey Feteasca Regală Genius Loci 2007
Prince Stirbey Cuvee Alb 2007
Davino Domaine Ceptura Rouge 2007
SERVE Cuvee Alexandru 2007
Cramele Halewood Hyperion Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Prince Stirbey Merlot 2007
Prince Stirbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Prince Stirbey Novac Art Deco 2007
Vinarte Soare 2007
Vinarte Prince Matei 2007

Degustarea se va desfasura Miercuri 29 Martie la restaurant Aubergine Healthy Food din str Smardan nr 33 (Centrul Vechi) cu incepere de la ora 19:30.

Sunt 12 locuri disponibile și fiecare costă 210 lei (vinurile, o gustare și apa).  Pentru confirmarea rezervării este necesară plata în avans.

Pentru rezervari ne puteti contacta pe email: cosmin.grozea@gmail.com sau la telefon 0723 240 102.

Categories: Romania, Wine-dinners

Anunt Degustare – Bordeaux & Chateauneuf Soiree

February 13, 2017 Leave a comment

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Incepem noul sezon al degustarilor cu o clasica comparatie a catorva superlative din doua zone celebre ale lumii vinului frantuzesc: Bordeaux si Chateauneuf du Pape. Am ales etichete foarte bune, foarte bine sau maxim cotate de catre profesionisti si, pentru o experienta completa, din vintage-uri variate.

2006 Weingut Wittmann Westhofen ‘S’ Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germania (88 pct)
1996 Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Medoc, Franta (91 pct)
1995 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, Franta (95 pct RP)
2010 Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, Franta (100 pct WE)
2006 Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan, Franta (95 pct RP)
2010 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee, Rhone, Franta
(98 pct RP)
2006 Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, Franta (93 pct WE)
1999 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, Franta (94 pct WF)

Ne intalnim joi, 23 februarie, de la 19:30, la Seva Cuisine (Lakeview Building, Barbu Vacarescu 301 – 310).

Sunt 12 locuri disponibile si fiecare costa 390 de lei (vinurile, o gustare si apa). Pentru confirmarea rezervarii este necesara plata in avans. Ma puteti contacta pe cosmin.grozea@gmail.com sau la telefon 0723 240 102.

The Famous Italy – Anunt degustare

November 9, 2016 Leave a comment

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Aveti posibilitatea sa va oferiti, sau sa oferiti, un pic mai devreme, un cadou foarte frumos de Craciun: cele mai faimoase vinuri ale Italiei pentru prima data intr-o degustare comparativa.

Am pastrat pentru ultima noastra degustare a anului patru Super-Toscane cautate, ravnite si apreciate de toti cunoscatorii intr-ale vinului.

Cremant Jean Louis Denois Chardonnay Brut

2015 Gaja Ca’Marcanda Vistamare

2010 Tignanello
2012 Solaia
2013 Sassicaia
2013 Ornellaia

Ne intalnim marti, 15 noiembrie, de la 19:30, la Mahala (Calea Rahovei 147 – 153). Sunt 12 locuri disponibile si fiecare costa 390 de lei (vinurile, o gustare si apa). Pentru rezervari este necesara plata in avans. Ma puteti contacta pentru a face o rezervare pe email: cosmin.grozea@gmail.com sau la telefon 0744 240 108.

Rezerve Davino si Bordeaux – Anunt degustare

October 21, 2016 Leave a comment

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Probabil ati auzit de Flamboyant, varful de gama al lui Davino, producatorul din Dealu Mare. Dar daca v-as spune ca exista ceva si mai si, tot de la ei?

Relansam seria degustarilor cu doua mini-verticale ale high-end-ului Davino, nemaiintalnite pana acum: Rezerva Rosu si Rezerva Alb. Iar ca sa facem seara si mai atractiva, le combinam cu cateva Bordeaux-uri rasate.

Iata vinurile:

J. L. Denois Cremant Cuvee Classic Brut (nou in piata)

Davino Rezerva Alb 2012
Davino Rezerva Alb 2013

Davino Rezerva Rosu 2009
Davino Rezerva Rosu 2010
Davino Rezerva Rosu 2011

Chateau La Gaffelier 2010 (St-Emilion, RP 95, WE 95)
Chateau Duhart Milon 2010 (Pauillac, RP 96)
Chateau d’Aiguilhe 2010 (Castillon, JS 92-93, WS 92, CT 90)

Sunt 12 locuri disponibile.

Pretul este de 225 de lei de persoana si include vinurile, apa si o mica gustare. Puteti comanda a la carte din meniul restaurantului. Degustarea are loc Miercuri 26 Octombrie incepand cu ora 19:30 la restaurantul Dada din str Matei Voievod 94bis.

Plata participarii in avans este necesara pentru o rezervare ferma. Puteti rezerva prin email catre cosmin.grozea@gmail.com sau apeland la 0723 240 102.

It’s all about Bordeaux – wine tasting announcement

March 24, 2016 Leave a comment

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JOIN US AT
Mahala Restaurant, Calea Rahovei, Bucharest

Whites, reds, Margaux, St-Julien, Moulis en Medoc, St-Emilion, 100 points, 99 points, mature Bordeaux, young Bordeaux, vertical wine tasting, this event has it all.

We welcome you to join us and discover why is Bordeaux the most sought after wine.

2013 Clos des Lune ‘Lune d’Argent’, 91 pcts.

2010 Chateau Labegorce, Margaux, 94 pcts.
2009 Chateau La Tour Figeac, St-Emilion, 93 pcts.

2010 Chateau Leoville Barton, St-Julien, 100 pcts.
2010 Troplong Mondot, 1er Grand Cru Classe St-Emilion, 99 pcts.

1996 Chateau Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Medoc, 90 pcts.
2002 Chateau Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Medoc, 90 pcts.
2003 Chateau Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Medoc, 91 pcts.

REGISTER NOW:
The price is 320 lei pp and includes the wines, water and the starter. Main course can be order “a la carte” from the restaurant menu.

Please send an email to cosmin.grozea@gmail.com or call +40744 240 108 and make your reservation. Advanced payment is mandatory.

Categories: Bordeaux, France, Wine-dinners

Great wines from a busy Monday: Rousseau, Pavie, Angelus, Krug, Dom Perignon etc

February 26, 2016 Leave a comment

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Siting quietly at the end of the week and analyzing all the wines I enjoyed on MON I have to give big credit to my liver for taking it all so bravely.  Week started on a high note on MON evening with a great dinner well planned in advance. It was initially planed to be for 7, but then it ended up with 10-11 participants. It was initially planned for 5-6 bottles and it turned up to be over 12 bottles.

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Started with two Pinot Noir’s from 2 great producers:

2009 Clos des Lambrays has a surprisingly developed profile and just by sniffing it you would give it more age that it actually has. Nevertheless, the wine is drinking superbly by now and it has quite a ripe and black fruit dominated nose for a Pinot, where sour cherry and small berry fruits mix with spices and undergrowth. Very smooth and silky tannin, lots of fruits and aromatic black tea in the mouth. Medium plus long finish. (93/100)

2012 Clos de la Roche by Armand Rousseau is a beauty even as young as it is. There is freshness and elegance in this wine. Freshly picked red cherries, strawberries, cedar and potpourri on the nose, it has layers. Supple but well structured mouth, with assertive smooth tannin, plenty of red fruit and spices. Long finish, very much like an English black tea. Enjoyed more the Rousseau and finished the bottle almost alone. (94-95/100)

Our crowd was not a Pinot aficionado so next flight brought some smiles at the table. Two highly praised wines from St-Emilion, both classified in the top Class A category.

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2007 Chateau Pavie is was more restrained than I expected and needed more time in the decanter to barely express itself. Dark color, aromas developed interestingly in time and showed plums, black cherry, cedar and spices, and oak still seems to be there. It has ample body and layers, velvety and fresh tannin. (92-93/100)

2007 Chateau Angelus was just better for me. It had a more clearly defined profile, sweet fruity tannin and overall more freshness. (94/100)

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As night progressed and outside it became darker, so did the wines. The two crowned producers of Amarone: Quintarelli and Dal Forno have completely different styles yet both aim for the highest quality.

2003 Quintarelli Amarone shows superb freshness at 13 years old. It has a red fruit profile, with plenty of dried currants, red cherry, rum and chocolate, very smooth on the palate, while its thick texture gets freshness from the tannin structure. Long finish. (95/100)

2008 Dal Forno Amarone is all about black fruit, like a Dark Knight. Everything is more pronounced here: deep black cherry fruit, prunes, dark chocolate. Mouth is full, profound and richly layered, rich and abundant velvety tannin, heady, with lavish amounts of fruit. Long finish. (95/100)

I am a bit puzzled here because I enjoyed Quintarelli more for its red fruit and freshness, but somehow got myself attracted to the dark side of Dal Forno. I am really not a fan of Amarone style wines simply because there is too much sweetness and ripeness for my taste. Also, these are heady wines where alcohol is usually around 15-16% and 1 or 2 glasses feels just too much. However, I simply cannot deny the craftsmanship and quality of these 2 wines.

2010 Palazzi from Tenuta Trinoro is a 100% Merlot and there are plenty of similarities to an Amarone. Deep opaque dark red color. Nose is rich and intense with prunes, chocolate, spices and meat. Velvety tannin, lavish black fruit and chocolate palate, it is long. (93/100)

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Patrick Piuze is a rising star in Chablis and it was a first time for me to try one of its wines. 2012 Patrick Piuze Chablis Terroir Decouverte shows a riper yellow fruit profile that you would not expect from such a young Chablis. There is white melon, peach and toast on the nose, while it explodes on the palate with rich layers of stone fruit, butterscotch and citrus, with a distinct stone like minerality. Medium long and very surprising. If there is something missing here I would say a certain precision. (92/100)

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2011 Olivier Leflaive Corton-Charlemagne seems to have it all: precision, depth, freshness and balance. Nose is all about citrus fruit and gun powder, with slight amounts of butter and toast, mouth is all about precision, freshness and elegance. There is richness of fruit, a lively and vibrant acidity and a fairly long finish. Wine was open at lunch and properly aerated. (93/100)

A Dom Perignon Magnum 2000 started the flight of Champagne’s. Very mineral, almost like a Riesling from Mosel, but very intense both on the nose as on the palate. This is starting to drink very well now. (93/100)

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Champagne Krug Rose Brut was the first rose of the night. This is a Rose for the day. It has a light coppery color, fresh and intense nose of small berries, slate like minerality and grapefruit. Amazing weightless texture, layered and rich, you can drink a lot. A second bottle was opened, that well it drinks. (94/100)

Champagne Dom Perignon Vintage Rose 2003 is a rose for the night and it is not for its more intense darker coppery color. This is fuller and heavier in the mouth, but also with a vinous character. Rich, layered and decadent palate, it makes an impression on you. (94-95/100)

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We already passed midnight, but there was more wine. 2008 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion was opened and briefly decanted before being poured in glasses. The wine is classic textbook Bordeaux, but from the high class: rich but tempered and elegant. Lots of cassis, pencil shavings and typical Pessac-Leognan character. Red cherry, cassis and gravely tannin, very fulfilling on the palate. Long. (94/100)

IMG_20160222_220440Not to mention that by this time everybody was full and when Batman came to fancily deliver a bottle of Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2000, everybody foolishly (retrospectively) refused to open it. At that moment it felt like it was enough. Today I believe big things can happen in the spur of the moment.

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