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This wine tasting will feature three wines and snacks from the Loire Valley. Jordan, sommelier of Bread & Butterfly, will pour wines from Jean-François Mérieau, a fourth generation winemaker who produces some of the most respected and sought-after wines of the Touraine.
Based in the tiny village of Saint-Julien-de-Chédon, Jean-François’ property stretches to almost 35 hectares planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cot, Pineau d’Aunis, Gamay and Chardonnay. Many of the vines are quite old, including the Pineau d’Aunis which is over 100 years old and the Cot, the youngest of which are 50 years old and the oldest over 100. Unlike most Touraine producers, the vineyards are plowed and the property is in conversion to organic certification. Vineyard work is all manual and no commercial yeasts are used in the vinification of a dizzying array of wines – in typical fashion for the Touraine. Mineral whites, racy and savory reds, sparkling wines and sweet wines, all are on the menu at this address.
More info about Mérieau wines here
Bread & Butterfly will pour the sparkling "Bulles" Chenin Blanc + Chardonnay, the white "Fleuve Blanc" Chenin Blanc, and the red "Les Bois Jacou" Gamay. Chef Remi will feature light snacks from his native Blois in the Loire Valley.