Spruce Hosting a Wine Dinner Featuring Garagiste Producers from Bordeaux


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On Monday January 31st, ~SPRUCE~ is hosting a special dinner to highlight “garagiste” producers from Bordeaux. From Spruce: “The Garagiste Movement in Bordeaux began in the mid 1990s as a reaction to the traditional method of winemaking. This method often resulted in highly tannic wines that not only needed extended aging periods, but also demanded astronomical prices. These ‘garage producers’ are having a substantial affect on the style of wine produced in this region. The wines are softer, more approachable when young, and some have achieved cult status, even when compared to their classified growth counterparts.”

This dinner will feature four Garagiste producers from Bordeaux: Château Mongravey from Margaux, Château Saint-André Corbin from Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion, Château Picque Caillou from Graves, and Château La Freynelle. The menu is as follows: gougères, with Château La Freynelle Rosé; roasted Maine scallop, poached Tomales Bay oysters, and Tahitian pomelo, with Graves Blanc, Château Picque Caillou 2005; savory roasted guinea hen, seared foie gras, and foraged mushrooms, with Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion, Château Saint-André Corbin 2006; prime rib-eye with fondant potatoes, and roasted marrow bones, with Margaux, Château Mongravey 2007; and farmstead cheese, with Loupiac, Clos Jean 2008. $130, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 6:30pm.

Event Info

Monday Jan 31, 2011
$130, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
3640 Sacramento St. San Francisco