So Paris * The Marais, was my home for the past week I attended #levin20 (last blog post) and grand tasting Paris
I also had the honor of being invited by Bernadette Vizioz to a very grand and special lunch hosted by the Seillan family, Pierre and Monique of Jackson Family wines at Jules Verne restaurant on top of the Eiffel Tower on a post-snow sunny day which was stupendous. The Alain Ducasse resturant gave us a gathered party of wine press and family, a menu perfectly paired with the wines we were to taste.
Bouillon leger de Lentilles vertes aiguillettes de poule faisane
Cookpot de pommes de terre fondantes et Truffe noire
Noisettes de Chevrueil aux poivres, garniture d'hiver sause Grand Veneur.
L' 'ecrou au Chocolat et praline' croustillant glace noisette.
THE WINES " Parmi les trois plus beaux terroirs du monde" par Pierre Seillan * (three best places in the world to make wine)
2010/ St Emillion CL grand cru
2009/ St Emillion CL grand cru
2005 Arcanum 1
2006 Arcanum 11
2008/ St Emilion CL grand cru
2005/ St Emilion CL grand cru
2006 / Ve'rite' / la Muse
2006/ Ve'rite'/ le Desir
2006/ Ve'rite'/ la Joie
We enjoyed a vertical tasting of Cha'teau Lasse'gue Bordeaux Wines from St E'milion in France, Ve'rite' wines from, Healdsburg California and then Tenuta di Arceno near Siena Tuscany. These wines are within the Jackson family wine treasury.
The wines were, in a word, all unique, carefully grown and made and pioneer terrior wines as I call them.
My favourite on the Ve'rite' Joie which had lovely voilet notes and silky smooth finish, well balanced and will only get better with laying down. The Tuscan wines were a superb sonata to the land I love.
I will review the wines and write up more on them and the grapes and blends in up/coming posts.
I asked Pierre what he thought would change in the wine world in the next few years, and his answer was . he hoped people would move away from generic imitations of wine types and onto individual character wines that are an expression of the terroir in which they are grown.
@wisequeen Donna Jackson
Yours in wine, changing the wine world one wine at a time
#Grandtasting The selection of wine on the Bordeaux course