In the summer on Monday nights in Mitchell Park in Greenport a band plays and people bring kids, dogs, blankets, food and wine in order to dance, chat and hang out by the water.
Last night Caroline Doctorow and her band played while we ate the fried chicken from Claudia at Salamander’s and drank Tardieu-Laurent 2004 Hermitage (white) and that Chateau Rouvière 2004 Bandol (white), which is 100 percent rolle and was delicious on the hot night and with the chicken.
The Hermitage is made from roussane and marsanne and was not quite ready to drink. The oak was not integrated and it was almost too hot for the hot night. It’s more of a cold weather wine with meaty, saucy food. More on white Hermitage after the jump. Continue reading
Michael Feuerstein, the one-man side show of Pas Mal wines, came by the restaurant Friday with a few samples. He’s another one who focuses solely on French wine, especially Burgundy. Some people get Burgundy in their blood and nothing else will really do. I tasted one 2004 red burgundy, two 2005s, a Vouvray and pilgrimage in a bottle from the Rhone Valley.
2005 Burgundies, where it was a very good year, are starting to sell out and many are drinking very well right now, so are the 2004s, a lesser year.
On the roster were Les Vins de Vienne Reméage Blanc NV, Maison Merieau 2005 “La Fleuve Blanc,” Vouvray, Domaine Clos Solomon 2004 Givry 1er Cru “Clos Solomon” and Domaine Compete Senard 2005 Aloxe Corton.