Cork & Fork Logan DC Soirée Tasting
December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This Class will feature the producer Egly Ouriet from Champagne.
“Egly was among the first producers to emerge in the grower Champagne movement. As such, he is perhaps sometimes overlooked in favor of some of his younger colleagues. Make no mistake about it, though, these wines are at the very top of the pecking order in Champagne today.” – Antonio Galloni
“If there are any Champagnes that fit the often-used description of ‘Burgundy with bubbles’, Egly-Ouriet’s would be the leading candidates.” –Peter Liem
“No winemaker in Champagne is more precise or meticulous, from vineyard to cellar.” -Willaim Kelley, Wine Advocate
What to expect:
– One fantastic wine presented by a trade expert
– Discussions on the producer, region, legislation, history, and winemaking
– Tasting of the wine
For this event we will feature Egly Ouriet’s 100 point 2008 vintage Champagne, retailing for $350 a bottle, when you can find it. Incredibly small allocations provided to the USA, even less to DC. Read the review of the wine below:
“Francis Egly and I tasted a bottle trial disgorgement of the 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésime that saw six grams per liter dosage, and the wine surpassed even my high expectations. Wafting from the glass with scents of crisp orchard fruit, Meyer lemon, praline, warm bread and walnuts, it’s full-bodied, deep and multi-dimensional, with an immensely layered, concentrated core that cloaks its racy but ripe spine of acidity, abundant but refined structuring dry extract and an incredibly long, precise and sapid finish. It represents the confluence of a great vigneron at the peak of his powers with a historic vintage, and it’s unquestionably the finest 2008 Champagne that I’ve tasted to date. Egly and I agreed that it might be even better with only five grams per liter dosage, but we’ll see what he finally decides when he disgorges the wine later this year. What is clear is that the the 2008 Brut Grand Cru Millésime will be worth any and every effort to seek out once it arrives on the market.” Wine Advocate 100pts (Apr 2019 review)
Wine Club Membership Tokens Accepted.