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With Chef Ris Lacoste at Ris
If you're looking for something nice and fresh to
drink, there's nothing quite like a chilled bottle of
rosé! Whether you're heading out for a picnic, sipping
drinks on your porch, or partying with friends, rosé
wine is perfect for any occasion.
Join us at Ris for a fun ROSÉ ALL DAY tasting and
learn about this underappreciated wine style. We
will discuss the various methods of making rose
wine and then sample alost a dozen different rosés from all over the world. You will get to taste several small plates by Chef Ris Lacoste.
We will conclude with you ranking your top three favorites.
In the morning...
• smoked salmon, egg salad & tomato caper bruschetta
• cauliflower, goat cheese & lentil quiche
In the afternoon...
• spinach & duck salad with berries, prosciutto, almonds & rose vinaigrette
• shrimp & grits with fried okra
In the evening...
• porchetta & peaches
• ham croquetas
• market melons
Brut Rose Jura, France NV
Barnard Griffin, Sangiovese Rose
Columbia Valley, Washington 2015
Christian Lauverjat, Sancerre Rose
Loire Valley, France 2016
Moulin de Gassac
Rose of Syrah, Languedoc, France 2016
Mont Gravet, Rose of Cinsault
Southwest, France 2015
Rose of Merlot, Long Island, New York 2016
Chateau de Trinquevedel Tavel
Rose of Grenache, Rhone Valley, France 2015
Chanteleuserie Bourgeil Rose
Rose of Cabernet Franc, Loire Valley, France 2014
Rose of Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain 2016
Rose of Grenache, Sardinia, Italy 2016
2275 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037 (view map below)
Saturday | July 29 | 12 - 3pm
$65 for non-members
$55 for members.
Our mission was to educate and arm guests with information to advocate a place at the table for Rose wines year round, not just during the warm weather months. What better way to do this but on a rainy and unusual chilly day in July.
We tasted 10 wines from around the world with an emphasis on France since it is thought that Provence is the birthplace of this style.
The menu was creatively divided into morning, the afternoon, and evening to complement our "Rose all Day" theme and demonstrate how Rose pairs with so many different foods.
Sommelier John Hebrt expertly paired the wines with seven courses of small plates and there were several fantastic pairings. For me the most memorable was the 2014 Chanteleusire Bourgueil from the Loire Valley. Composed of 100% Cabernet Franc, the bottle age made this wine a little bit of a sleeper with a musty nose and high acidity that left you wondering where the fruit had gone, but when paired with the lentil quiche it made the goat cheese explode with earthy, tangy and tart flavors that echoed through my mouth.
We concluded the tasting with having guests rank their top three favorites.
The winner by a slim margin was Montand Brut Rose NV. A favorite among many DCFBC members as this wine has been a hit at the annual Crab Cake competition for the past three years.
There was a tie for second between Gassac from the Languedoc and Il Poggione from Montalcino.
Ris and chef de cuisine Zach Haurbaugh addressed the crowd and answered questions at the end.
I heard three people comment that the event was unbelievably inexpensive for what you received. One visitor from New York City said, "What a well thought out tasting. Something like this in my area would easily cost over $100."