Wine and food for thought
The wine club Les Canthares brings together wine-lovers to exchange ideas on wine and life. Our Head Sommelier Geraud Tournier introduces selected wine makers to independent presses, with tastings accompanied by amuses-bouche, followed by a gastronomic dinner and wine pairing.
Known as a small-sized domain with a haute couture production, Tardieu-Laurent was born in the 1990s with the merger of the Houses Dominique Laurent from Burgundy and Michel Tardieu from the Rhône. We invite you to discover one of the finest wines of the region with a visit across the Rhône valley. An exciting program awaits you, including well-known Houses such as Côte Rotie, Condrieu, Gigondas, Châteauneuf du Pape, Château de Crussols in Saint Péray and Montmirail in Vacqueyras.
Philippe Cambie, famous local oenologist, contributed to turn the previous dense, massive and woody wines into more refreshing and elegant ones. The shorter maturation has made the use of new oak wood more moderate, which allows to offer vibrant wines combining richness and complexity.
Join us on 28th June for a joyful and tasty evening, enriched by the unlimited knowledge of Antoine Tremel.
Domaine des Deux Clefs
The seat of “red” Languedoc since the early 20th century, the kingdom of the “Co-op” and the per-hectoliter per-degree norm is now a hotbed for new-gen winemakers — Florian and Gaelle among them. Located in Fontjoncouse, they dedicate their few dozen hectares to indie wines; a dazzling white shines a spotlight on Macabeu, the region’s predominant variety, and stylistic exercises with various reds combine depth and smoothness.
Here’s one house that still draws inspiration from the force of tradition, such as using cork for ageing certain vintages, or the parsimonious dosage of reserve wines. Using only tiny doses of malolactic fermentation is the house signature. But while he relies on heritage, Francis Tribaut has a very contemporary vision of Champagne. The result is magnificent parcel vintages from Aÿ, and the R cuvée, which is based solely on a given year’s harvest in order to let the characteristics of the vintage express themselves fully.
These are bold wines that are free of artifice, with light dosages and great elegance.
- Daily from April 19 to October 13, 2019
Opening hours and rates
- Les Canthares tasting evenings
- From 7.30pm to 11.30pm
- Le Saint-Martin restaurant
- Dinner dress code is elegant
- Tasting followed by food and wine pairing dinner
- 205€ per person and 105€ per person for Les Canthares members
- +33 (0)4 93 58 40 85