1522 14th St NW, Washington , DC
The Lallier family has been in Aÿ for over five generations. In 2003, Monsieur Lallier retired and Monsieur Francis Tribaut took the reins at the estate. The Lallier’s vineyards cover 12 hectares (30 acres) on as many as 43 plots. Wines are bottled after blending in spring and then spend time – at least 36 months for all the Grand Cru cuvées – in the cellars where they reach ideal maturity before being consumed. Only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are used for the whole of the Lallier range. The house style centers around bottling with cork and clamp during the second fermentation, as was customary in the old days. We will taste the Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs with the Grande Reserve and the Blanc de Noirs with the Brut Rose.
The second part of the event will focus on specialty Champagnes, comparing Egly Ouriet Grands Crus Blanc de Noirs (made from Pinot Noir grapes) with Jacquesson Cuvée 738 made mostly from Grands Crus Chardonnay. We will finish the event with a side by side tasting of two outstanding vintages: the Bollinger Grande Année 2005 versus the Billecart Salmon 1999, two hand made Champagnes fermented and aged in oak barrels then aged on the yeast lees for fifteen years or more!
Walking in, you arrive at a sit down, interactive, wine tasting during which we provide for tasting six to eight new wines to taste and discuss over the one and a half hour period of time alloted to the class. At these gatherings everyone attending brings their own level of knowledge and experiences, adding to the conversation on the wines, regions, and varietals. All levels of wine lovers are welcome! What brings is all together once every week is simply that we LOVE wine!
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