Wednesday, January 18, 2017

An Institution: Lunch at Restaurant Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture:  Christian Schiller with Guy Rebsamen of Chez Guy

Following the cellar tour and tasting at Domaine Guillon & Fils in Gevrey­-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits ...

Pictures: Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Guillon & Fils in Gevrey­-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, with Jean-Michel Guillon - Bourgogne (and Champagne) Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

...and before the cellar tour and tasting at Domaine Armelle et Bernhard Rion in Vosne­Romanée, Côte de Nuits...

Pictures: Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Armelle et Bernhard Rion in Vosne­-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, with Alice Rion

... we had lunch at restaurant Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin.

‘Chez Guy’ is an institution in the area. This restaurant is a gathering spot for winemakers and wine merchants in the region. Sandrine Rebsamen ably directed the service. Chef Yves Rebsamen, who learned his trade under Michelin star chefs Ledoyen and Bernard Loiseau greeted us as did senior Guy Rebsamen.

Chez Guy 

Picture: Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin

Chez Guy website: Imagine a lovely Burgundian residence with its traditional varnished-tile roof, niched among the narrow streets of the well-known winemaker’s village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The imposing fireplace and welcoming terrace signal the hospitality of two generations of chefs whose approach to the art of cooking bares their image: generous, savory, contemporary, concocted with in-season produce of farmers’ markets…

Evelyne and Guy Rebsamen, the founders of this establishment, have always enjoyed finding inspiration for their dishes at Dijon’s farmers market, as does Yves Rebsamen, the man now in charge of the kitchen, who goes there several times a week. Their objective is to excite the taste buds with fresh produce: Bresse chicken, tender asparagus, ripe red berries of the Hautes Côtes, Epoisses cheese from Gaugry produced just down the road in Brochon, grass-fed Charolais beef from Charolles… Burgundy has the best of everything ! Respectful of organic ideals « Chez Guy » gives top priority to local or French products. The family has in fact seriously reflected on ways to diminish its carbon footprint. Privileging seasonal produce from nearby growers is one way.

Pictures: With Sandrine, Yves Rebsamen and Guy Rebsamen

Talented 32 year-old chef Yves Rebsamen has been orchestrating the kitchen already for some years. Trained under Ledoyen and Bernard Loiseau, today he is assisted by his sister Sandrine and life partner Nadine. Loyal to his region, yet sensitive to innovative culinary combinations, Yves turns market goods into gastronomic delicacies: parsleyed ham of the house, beef cheeks in red wine, perfectly poached eggs à la meurette, Charlotte potato purée with Echiré butter, pan-cooked veal liver with Sherry vinegar…

As for the wine list: for years it has been remarked by the several distinguished restaurant guides for offering a high ratio of quality versus price. Every week it is endowed with excellent choices by Natacha (the sister of Yves) who inherited her father’s passion for discovering hidden treasures along the « Route des Grands Crus ». Among the most renowned wineries whose prized labels are still reasonably priced, they can brag : la Romanée-Conti, Coche-Dury, Lafon, Denis Mortet, Armand Rousseau, Geantet-Pansiot, Charlopin, Humbert Frères, Alain Burguet, not to mention Gangloff, Cuilleron, Jean-Louis Chave… Connaisseurs will think they’ve gone to Heaven.

Lunch

The lunch at Chez Guy was wonderful.

Pictures: Lunch at Chez Guy

Lunch Menu

Guide Michelin: Very tasty regional dishes at a reasonable price, a remarkable wine list with Burgundy to the fore and a fresh, modern setting... Guy certainly knows a thing or two about welcoming guests!

Mises en bouche


Oeufs parfaits façon meurette à la bourguignonne


Dos de cabillaud cuit à la plancha, Légumes mijotés, sauce carotte orange


Mille feuilles de pain d'épice, Crème d'anis de Flavigny, Sorbet cassis


Espresso


Gevrey Chambertin 2014


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An Institution: Lunch at Restaurant Chez Guy in Gevrey­-Chambertin

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Germany's Best Pinot Noirs, Vintage 2014 - Marcus Hofschuster's Selection (Wein-Plus.de)

Picture: Tasting at Weingut Bernhard Huber in Baden, with Yquem Viehauser and Julian Huber – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015). The Bienenberg GG “Wildenstein”, Huber, is one of the two wines that were rated at 95 points by Marcus Hofschuster.

There is a red wine revolution going on in Germany and the world increasingly takes note of it. Of course, given its location, the red wines of Germany tend to be not like the fruity red wines we know from warmer countries, but lean and more elegant, with a lot of finesse. 30 years ago, the share of red wine in total German wine output was not more than 10 percent; in the international wine scene, people would not talk about German red wine. But this is changing. Germany now produces red wines that can compete with the best of the world; the share of red wines in terms of production has increased to about 35 percent now in Germany and increasingly the international market takes note of what is happening in Germany.

Still, knowledge about German Pinot Noir outside of Germany is limited. Against this background, I find the list that Marcus Hofschuster published recently very helpful.

Marcus Hofschuster of Wein-Plus.de is a leading wine taster in Germany. All wines are tasted blind. Marcus Hofschuster uses the 100 points scale.

All the wines included in the list are vintage 2014.

Picture: Nico Rechenberg, Dirk Würtz, Weingut Balthasar Ress, Marcus Hofschuster, Wein-Plus, Armin Diel, Schlossgut Diel, Paul Truszkowski, Wine in Black, and Felix Bodman at the GG Pre-release Tasting in Wiesbaden, Germany, 2016

Germany's Best Vintage 2014 Pinot Noirs

95 Bienenberg GG “Wildenstein”, Huber
95 “Caviar”, Ress

Picture: Annette Schiller and Julian Huber. Tasting at Weingut Bernhard Huber in Baden, with Yquem Viehauser and Julian Huber – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Picture: At Weingut Balthasar Ress in Hattenheim, Rheingau, during the 2015 Harvest with Winemaker Dirk Würtz, Germany

93 Schlossberg GG, Keller-Schwarzer Adler
93 Winklerberg Winklen GG, Dr. Heger
93 Herrenberg GG “Oberklamm”, Seeger
93 Schlossberg GG, Huber
93 Hundsrück GG, Fürst

Picture: Annette Schiller and Fritz Keller, Weingut Franz Keller. Weingut Franz Keller in Oberbergen, Kaiserstuhl, Baden: Cellar Tour and Tasting with Fritz Keller – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Picture: Christian Schiller and Joachim Heger, Weingut Dr. Heger. Visit: Weingut Dr. Heger in Baden – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Picture: Paul Fürst, Annette Schiller, Sebastian Fürst and Christian Schiller at Weingut Rudolf Fürst. Tasting and Tour with the Pinot Noir Legend Paul Fürst, Weingut Rudolf Fürst in Bürgstadt, Franken – Germany-East Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

92 Kreuz GG, Kühling-Gillot
92 Bienenberg GG, Huber
92 Sommerhalde GG, Huber
92 Schloßberg GG, Fürst
92 Kirchberg GG, Keller-Schwarzer Adler
92 Kräuterberg GG, Meyer-Näkel

Picture: Annette and Christian Schiller with H.O. Spanier, Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier and Weingut Kühling Gillot at Prowein 2015 in Düsseldorf. Wine Tasting at Weingut Kühling-Gillot in Bodenheim: Kühling-Gillot and Battenfeld-Spanier Wines – Germany-North Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Picture: Vineyard Walk and Tasting at Weingut Meyer-Näkel in Dernau, Ahr, with Dörte Näkel – Germany-North Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

91 Pfarrwingert GG, Meyer-Näkel
91 Sonnenberg GG, Meyer-Näkel
91 Herrenberg GG “Spermen R”, Seeger
91 Pinot Noir, Jülg
91 Sonnenberg, Jülg
91 Vorderer Winklerberg GG, Heger
91 Kirchgasse GG, Stadt Lahr - Wöhrle
91 Schloßberg GG, Stadt Klingenberg-Baltes
91 Klingenberger “Terra1261”, Stadt Klingenberg-Baltes
91 Eichberg GG, Keller-Schwarzer Adler

Picture: Winemaker Johannes Jülg. Wine Lunch at Weingut Jülg with Johannes Jülg – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

90 Réserve, Jülg
90 Feuerberg Kesselberg GG, Bercher
90 Centgrafenberg GG, Fürst
90 Lämmler GG, Heid
90 Kirchtürmchen GG, Deutzerhof-Cossmann-Hehle
90 Kirchenstück GG, Battenfeld-Spanier
90 Klingenberger “R”, Stadt Klingenberg-Baltes
90 Großheubacher “R”, Stadt Klingenberg-Baltes
90 Sonnenstuhl GG, Schmitts Kinder
90 Gärkammer GG, Adeneuer
90 Pares GG, Neus
90 Schlossberg GG, Dr. Heger
90 Burgweg “Sponti”, Wageck-Pfaffmann
90 Burghalde GG, Haidle
90 Sonnenberg GG, Kreuzberg
90 Schlossberg, Chat Sauvage

Picture: Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Weingut Schmitt’s Kinder in Randersacker, Franken, with Martin Johann Schmitt – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: Annette Schiller and Marc Adeneuer, Weingut Adeneuer. Wine Tasting at Weingut J.J. Adeneuer in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Ahr, with Marc Adeneuer - Germany-North Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

89+Mönchberg GG, Deutzerhof-Cossmann-Hehle
89 Kapellenberg, Chat Sauvage
89 Höllenberg, Chat Sauvage
89 Hölle, Chat Sauvage
89 Winklerberg Wanne GG “Häusleboden”, Dr. Heger
89 Hölle, Thörle
89 Doktorgarten GG, Staatsweingut Freiburg
89 Lämmler GG, Schnaitmann
89 Silberberg GG, Kreuzberg
89 Lichtenberg GG, Ellwanger
89 Klingenberger, Fürst
89 Höllenberg “Mauerwein” (Versteigerung), Hessische Staatsweingüter
89 Sonnenberg GG “Redling”, Bernhart
89 Réserve, Bischel
89 Frühenberg “PJK Unikat”, Kühn
89 Frühenberg, Kühn
89 “Alte Reben”, Huber
89 Goldberg “Sponti”, Wageck-Pfaffmann
89 Maustal GG, Zehnthof
89 Oberer First GG, Schlör
89 Schlossberg GG, Graf Neipperg
89 Mocken “Isabel”, Aufricht
89 Schlossberg, Castell
89 Centgrafenberg, Fürst
89 Klingenberger, Fürst
89 “Caroline”, Diel

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Picture: Tasting with Johannes and Christoph Thoerle, Weingut Thoerle in Saulheim, Rheinhessen, Germany

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Picture: Lunch and Tour: Kloster Eberbach in the Rheingau  Germany-North Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Graf Neipperg in Schwaigern, Württemberg – Germany-East Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Picture: Manfred Aufricht. The Lake Wines of the Aufricht Brothers, from Lake Constance in Germany

Pictures: Caroline Diel with Anouk at Schlossgut Diel. Tasting with Sylvain Taurisson Diel at Schlossgut Diel, Nahe – Germany-North Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2014)

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Lunch and Tour: Kloster Eberbach in the Rheingau  Germany-North Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Graf Neipperg in Schwaigern, Württemberg – Germany-East Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

The Lake Wines of the Aufricht Brothers, from Lake Constance in Germany

Tasting with Sylvain Taurisson Diel at Schlossgut Diel, Nahe – Germany-North Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2014)