Friday, July 12, 2019

Tasting, Dinner and Overnight Stay at Domaine de Cabasse, Séguret, Southern Rhône, with Owner/ Winemaker Benoît Baudry - Rhône Valley Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Culture and History, France

Pictures: Tasting, Dinner and Overnight Stay at Domaine de Cabasse, Séguret, Southern Rhône, with Owner/ Winemaker Benoît Baudry

Domaine de Cabasse is beautifully located near the village of Séguret which is perched on the hill. Domaine de Cabasse has rooms and a restaurant. It is surrounded by vineyards. The view up to the village of Séguret is breathtakingly beautiful.

We spent 2 nights at Domaine de Cabasse in Séguret, Southern Rhône. We also had dinner there and  we enjoyed a tasting with Owner/ Winemaker Benoît Baudry.

Domaine de Cabasse was founded in the 1950s. In 1991 a Swiss couple bought the domaine, then in 2012 Anne and Benoît Baudry from the Loire valley acquired the estate and opened the hotel and restaurant.

Hotel Domaine de Cabasse

Hôtel Domaine de Cabasse in Séguret is a 3 star hotel with pool and a very good restaurant in a wine domaine surrounded by vineyards.

Pictures: Hôtel Domaine de Cabasse in Séguret

Séguret

Séguret literally hugs the hillside topped by the ruins of its feudal château. Séguret is one of the official "most beautiful villages in France", and thoroughly deserves this distinction. You cannot withstand the charm of this medieval atmosphere and the historical treasures of this village.

The group had lunch there. See:  Lunch at Restaurant Le Mesclun in Séguret, Southern Rhône - Rhône Valley Tour 2018 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Culture and History, France

Pictures: Séguret

Tasting at Domaine de Cabasse, Séguret, Southern Rhône

Owner/ Winemaker Benoît Baudry was our host.

Benoît Baudry: With our 12 hectares of vineyards surrounding the hotel itself as a divine protection, we produce 8 cuvées that cover the appellations Gigondas and AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet and Séguret. 5 hectares Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet, 7 hectares Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret, 3 hectares in Cru Gigondas.

Located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the vines benefit from an exceptional terroir. Soils derived from calcareous rocks decomposed with varying proportions of pebbles giving the grapevine only what it needs for a moderate and qualitative production.

The exposure of the slopes gives an optimal sunshine, the vine gives us then grapes bursting with sun and flavors.

Pictures: Tasting with Benoît Baudry

The Wines

Benoît Baudry poured 8 wines.


2017 Domaine de Cabasse, Les Primevères, Appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Contrôlée

The fine and fresh aromas of this wine remind us of spring. It is composed of Roussanne, White Grenache, Viognier and Clairette.

White Grenache 30%, Roussanne 25%, Viognier 25%, Clairette 20%


2017 Domaine de Cabasse, Le Rosé de Cabasse, Séguret Appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Contrôlée

A beautiful complexity for this rosé which deserves to be associated to our summer cooking.

Black Grenache 60%, Syrah 34%, Carignan 2%, Clairette 2%, Counoise 2%


2017 Domaine de Cabasse, Cuvée Marguerite, Appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Contrôlée

100% grenache noir, issu de nos plus jeunes plantiers. Cette vigne est tout à fait prometteuse.


2017 Domaine de Cabasse, Les Deux Anges, Séguret Appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Contrôlée

Expressive fruit, a pinch of spices and roundness together with supple tannins. A wine of pleasures for any occasion.

Blend : Black Grenache 70%, Syrah 27%, Carignan 3%
Vinification : stemmed grapes, 6 to 10 days maceration.
Aged : in barrels.

2017 Domaine de Cabasse, Garnacho, Séguret Appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Contrôlée

Structure and complexity of a traditional Séguret Côte du Rhône Villages. A beautiful expression of Grenache which marvelously matches the Provencal cooking.

Blend : Black Grenache 75%, Carignan 10%, Counoise 8%, Syrah 7%
Vinification : stemmed grapes, 14 to 18 days maceration
Aged : in traditional “foudres” during 6 up to 9 months
Bottled : 18 to 20 months after harvest

2017 Domaine de Cabasse, Cuvée Casa Basa, Séguret Appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Contrôlée

A well-balanced marriage between Syrah and Grenache, nice complementarity which perfectly shows up when aged in barrels.

Blend : Black Grenache 55%, Syrah 45%
Vinification : stemmed grapes, 14 to 18 days maceration
Aged : in French oak barrels from Allier during 12 months
Bottled : 18 to 20 months after harvest


2015 Famille Baudry, Cuvée Rasteau, Appellation Rasteau Contrôlée


2017 Domaine de Cabasse, Gigondas, Appellation Gigondas Contrôlée

A traditional approach and assemblage for this magnificent soil. Complex and structured, this Gigondas shows a wonderful balance, pure elegance.

Blend : Black Grenache 80%, Mourvèdre and Syrah
Vinification : stemmed grapes, 15 to 20 days maceration.
Aged : in traditional “foudres ” during 9 months.


Dinner with Wines of Domaine de Cabasse at Hôtel Domaine de Cabasse

Following the tasting, the group had dinner at the restaurant of Domaine Cabasse, with wines of Domaine Cabasse.

Pictures: Dinner at Domaine Cabasse

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Véritable - a very Special Wine Trade Fair - 2019 in St. Martin, Pfalz, Germany

Pictures: Ernst Loosen, Weingut Dr. Loosen, Hanspeter Ziereisen, Weingut Ziereisen and Annette Schiller. See also: Riesling, Pinot Noir and Indian Cuisine: A tête-à-tête Dinner with Winemaker Ernst Loosen, Weingut Dr. Loosen, at Rasika in Washington DC, USA. Ernst Loosen Presented his Wines at Weingut Dr. Loosen, Bernkastel-Kues, Mosel Valley, Germany. Germany-North Tour 2019 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential Riesling. 2 Cellar Tours and 1 Tasting at Weingut Ziereisen in Efringen, Markgräfler Land, Baden, with Hanspeter and Edel Ziereisen - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Annette and I attended Véritable 2019.

Véritable is a very special wine trade fair.

It takes place at the historic Weingut Aloisiushof, owned and run by the Kiefer family, right in the middle of St. Martin, a charming wine village in the Pfalz.

It is rather intimite event with about 100 hand-selected producers from all over Europe, but mainly Germany, presenting their wines.

Overwhelmingly elite producers are presenting their wines and it is not some sales representave who is pouring the wine, but typically the owners themselves. For instance, the Weingut Dr. Loosen wines were poured by Ernst Loosen himself. I saw Nic Weiss, Steffen Christmann, Sebastian Fürst, Guenther Künstler, Edel and Hanspeter Ziereisen, Anne Trimbach, Remy Grasser, Markus Schneider, Volker Raumland, Goerg Prieler, Lucas and Johanna Picjler, to name a few others, behind their table pouring the wines.

Picture: Véritable 2019 Catalogue

Among the people tasting the wines, you find restaurant owners, sommeliers, journalists, bloggers and wine retailers. They all pay Euro 50 for lunch finger food, coffee, water and the dinner party. If you want to participate, you have apply and wait for a confirmation by the organizer before you can pay and participate.

Véritable is a half-day event, but there are always side events including this year a welcome party at the Deidesheimer Hof the evening before and a special lecture by Fritz Keller from Weingut Franz Keller.

Picture: Long Waiting Line

The invitation was sent out by Uwe Warnecke (Initiator) and Philipp Kiefer (Gastgeber).

Uwe Warnecke - friends call him Crazy Uwe - was for many years Maître d’Hôtel and Sommelier at the Deidesheimer Hof and has excellent contacts in the wine world. He is the mastermind behind Véritable. He selects the wine producers as well as the visitors.

Weingut Aloisiushof was founded in 1950 by Alois and Rita Kiefer. Today, it is owned and run by the families of the 3 sons of the founders. Philipp Kiefer joined the winery a few years ago and is now in charge of the cellar. Philipp Kiefer and Uwe Warnecke had the idea of organizing véritable.

Picture: Frank and Gerlinde John, Weingut John, Pfalz

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Pictures: Hanspeter and Edel Ziereisen with son, Weingut Ziereisen and Annette and Christian Schiller

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Picture: Hans-Joachim and Ruth Zilliken, Weingut Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken

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Picture: Christian Dautel, Weingut Dautel, and Annette Schiller

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Picture: Rémy Gresser, Domaine Rémy Gresser

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Picture: Volker Raumland, Sekthaus Raumland

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Picture: Barbara Huber, Weingut Bernhard Huber

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Pictures: Roman Niewodniczanski, Weingut Van Volxem, and Annette Schiller

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Véritable 2019 - Producers

Bulgarien
Thracian Valley
Rossidi

Deutschland
Baden
Bernhard Huber
Dr. Heger
Franz Keller
Ziereisen

Franken
Rudolf Fürst

Hessische Bergstraße
Griesel & Compagnie

Mosel / Saar
Cantzheim
Clemens Busch
Daniel Twardowski
Dr. Loosen
Fio Wines
Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken
Fritz Haag
Grans-Fassian
Matthias Knebel
Maximin Grünhaus
Peter Mertes
Markus Molitor
Nik Weis St. Urbanshof
Schloss Lieser
Van Volxem
Vollenweider
von Othegraven

Nahe
Dönnhoff
Emrich-Schönleber
Schlossgut Diel

Pfalz
Aloisiushof
A. Christmann
Axel Neiss
Bernhard Koch
Dr. Bürklin-Wolf
Bassermann-Jordan
Frank John
Fußer
Immengarten Hof
Jülg
Kranz
Knipser
Krebs
Lukas Hammelmann
Reibold
Reichsrat von Buhl
Seckinger
Scheuermann
Markus Schneider
Müller-Catoir
Motzenbäcker
Ökonomierat Rebholz
Philipp Kuhn
Pinotimes
Stern
Thomas Hensel
von Winning
Völcker

Rheingau
Künstler
Robert Weil
Schloss Schönborn

Rheinhessen
Dreissigacker
BattenfeldSpanier & Kühling-Gillot
Sekthaus Raumland

Württemberg
Aldinger
Dautel

Frankreich
Bordeaux
Château Cheval Blanc
Château Figeac
Château Haut-Bailly
Château Lafleur
Château Latour

Burgund
Marchand-Tawse

Champagne
André Roger
Ayala
Billecart-Salmon

Elsass
Rémy Gresser
Trimbach

Loire
Bouvet Ladubay

Griechenland
Nemea
Philos Wines

Italien
Barolo
Luciano Sandrone

Bolgheri
Ornellaia

Maremma
Monteverro

Piemont
Gaja
Villa Sparina

Sizilien
Tasca d’Almerita

Toskana
Il Carnasciale
Isole e Olena
Nittardi

Venetien
Anselmi

Österreich
Kamptal
Schloß Gobelsburg
Bründlmayer

Leithaberg
Kollwentz-Römerhof
Prieler

Mittelburgenland
Gesellmann

Neusiedlersee
Heike & Gernot Heinrich
Umathum
Velich

Oberösterreich
Reisetbauer

Südsteiermark
Tement
Sattlerhof / Dr. Pischetsrieder

Wachau
Josef Jamek
F. X. Pichler
Franz Hirtzberger

Wagram
Bernhard Ott

Portugal
Douro
Dirk van der Niepoort

Schweiz
Graubünden
Gantenbein

Wiggertal
Bisang

Spanien
Bierzo
Raúl Pérez

Dominio de Valdepusa
Marqués de Griñón

Campo de Borja
Cuevas de Arom

Priorat
Mas d’en Gil

Ribera del Duero
Viñas del Jaro

Vi de la Terra Mallorca
Can Axartell

Südafrika
Stellenbosch
Kaapzicht

Van Nahmen

Gläser von Schott-Zwiesel und Zalto

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