With Christopher Stackhouse Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 pm atPoughkeepsie Grand Hotel Palm Court (Lobby Level)
Please join us on Tuesday, May 14 for a presentation of Gamay wines.
Presenting these wines will be Chris Stackhouse. Gamay is best known as the grape variety in Beaujolais, that favorite of bistros from Paris to Perpignan, and the marketing marvel Nouveau Beaujolais.Some of these are light, simple wines.But, contemporary winemaking technology, changing styles, and low-intervention approaches have shown a fresh range of expression for Gamay in Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages AOC classifications.Wines of expansive and nuanced complexity can especially be found among the ten Cru Beaujolais: Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly, In the past, Gamay was often blended with Pinot Noir to make red Burgundy (Beaujolais is a sub-region of Burgundy), a practice that now only exists in the Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains.Excellent Gamay is also grown in the Loire, where it may be vinified as a single varietal wine or blended with Pinot Noir. At this event, we’ll taste Beaujolais wines, including one white made of Gamay Noir sans skin contact, and Pinot/Gamay blends from the Loire Valley, focusing on the character of Gamay while taking into account historical conventions. Christopher Stackhouse of Heights Chateau, Fine Wine and Spirits (highlighted in the NY Times as “A Welcoming Home for Wine Lovers”), will present eight wines.Prospective wines include:
Franck Besson "Note Blanche" 2016 Beaujolais-Villages Blanc (100% Gamay) Famille Barbet Domaine de La Pirolette 2016 Saint-Amour (Cru Beaujolais) Pierre Cotton "100% Cotton" 2017 Cotes de Brouilly (Cru Beaujolais) Pascale Bellier 2016 Cheverny Rouge (Loire Pinot Noir/Gamay Blend)
About the speaker: Christopher Stackhouse has been involved with the wine business in NYC for many years. He’s helped establish a wine store on Wall Street and a restaurant’s wine list, and organizes and conducts consultative and recreational tasting events for a diverse clientele in a range of settings. Chris has worked at Heights Chateau since 2015, and now joins Matthew LaSorsa, Judy Rundel and Alex Ward from that store as an IWAGY presenter. Christopher is also an arts writer and adjunct professor who has lectured extensively about art and culture at various universities, colleges, public and private institutions. Download the reservation form here: iwagy_newsletter_5-14-19_reservation.docx