Another Great Wine Dinner

Montclair Chef Ariane Duarte and winemakers Virgile & Laure Vichelot

Montclair Chef Ariane Duarte and winemakers Virgile & Laure Lignier

This is a shot from one of our wine dinners that took place at the end of last month in the home of Amanti Vino owner Sharon Sevrens. Ariane Duarte, fresh off her appearance on the New York edition Top Chef came in and prepared an incredible meal to pair with the fantastic Burgundies of Virgile Lignier. The wines were incredible and a few people left with Grand Cru wines destined for their cellars. As importer Doug Polaner describes: “The style of the Lignier-Michelot wines is dramatic and opulent, with sappy cores of fruit, excellent expressions of terroir, and the balance and structure to allow graceful aging in the cellar. The very fine village Gevrey and Chambolle are delicious out of the blocks, as both wines share a purity of fruit and just the right amount of oak.” We couldn’t agree more. There are no mistaking these wines as hailing from Oregon, California or New Zealand. These are incredibly structured red Burgundies that will age gracefully for decades.

Next week we welcome another staunch traditionalist to Montclair for a pairing dinner at Fascino, the highly acclaimed Italian eatery located at 331 Bloomfield Ave. This time it is Luca Roagna, a fabulous Barolo producer from Piedmont. Along with his Dolcetto and current Barolos we will also be tasting some special older vintages, including the 1993. Give us a call at the store (973 509 9463) or email chris@amantivino.com if you are interested in joining us. The dinner is on Monday, April 27th and will begin at 7 pm.

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