Experience Bordeaux as it was made in the 19th century, in this unique vertical tasting! This Monday 19th, David Lillie will be behind the bar at Racines NY with Pascaline to pour a superb vertical of the unique Margaux of Chateau Bel Air - Marquis d'Aligre - 2010, 2009, 2000, 1996, 1995 and 1970! Jean-Pierre Boyer makes wines that resemble the wines of the distant past from only about 3 hectares with the remainder rented to his famous neighbors (including Château Margaux). While not certified organic, there are no modern treatments and only a bit of organic compost as fertilizer. The blend is approximately 35% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, 20% Cabernet Franc with Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenère. The estate has about thirteen hectares, with a few parcels of very old vines, the main parcel being approximately 50 years-old, planted at 10,000 vines per hectare. More a "claret" in style, the wine undergoes a long, slow natural fermentation, with no extraction, then stays in cuve until spring. After a six-month passage in old barrels, the wine spends two to three years in cement vats before bottling and release.
$70 for 6 half-pours. By reservation! See you there!