Restaurant Nicholas Hosts Holiday Walk-Around Wine Tasting

by artfuldiner on November 10, 2019

in Breaking News, New Jersey Event, Restaurant Event, Special Events, Wine, Wining and Dining

Nicholas - Holiday Walk Around Wine TastingTis the season! On Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Restaurant Nicholas will host a walk-around tasting featuring 16 “must have” wines for the holidays. Nicholas chose these wines with holiday entertaining in mind, showcasing crowd-pleasing varietals that complement holidays meals and cocktail events.

Light passed hors d’oeuvres will also be served to complement the tasting.

Domaine Gasnier Cravantine NV: The Cravantine is a distinctive sparkling wine made from carefully grown Cabernet Franc grapes. The bubbles are the result of traditional, labor-intensive méthode champenoise. Appealing strawberry and mineral scents are encased in a firm structure with a dry and spicy quality on the plate. Great aperitif for the holiday season.

Diego Bolognani Pinot Grigio 2018: Winemaker and proprietor Diego Bolognani’s wine has a beautiful balance of white flowers, nuts, citrus, and stony notes, with purity of fruit and a long, refined finish. Perfect choice for a holiday party white.

Domaine Reverdy-Cadet Sancerre Blanc 2018: The 2018 has a green-tinged straw color with intense citrus and anise on the nose, plus a strong chalk tone. Great vibrancy to the flavors of lime, pink grapefruit and blood orange. The finish is long and stony.

Benoni Chardonnay Petit Grains San Luis Obispo 2018: The 2018 Petit Grains offers the perfect combo of green apple, hazelnut and mineral freshness. Just a dynamite bottle of American Chard, priced to drink every day.

Weingut Ratzenberger Riesling Kabinett Feinherb Bacharacher 2017: This is a fruity Rhein Riesling of sumptuous fruit flavors – tangerine, peaches, rub red grapefruit – stern acidity, and classic mineral and spicy flavors. Pair with roasted turkey, sausages and salmon. Drink now – 2026.

Gianni Doglia Barberad’Asti 2018: Gianni Doglia naturally farms a tiny estate in the picturesque hamlet of Castagnole Lanze. His Barbera is the product of 50-year-old vines, vinified without oak to preserve its incredible fruit. This is a food-friendly red wine that can double just as well all on its own. Great choice for a house red.

Domaine Eric Desvignes Givry Rouge 2017: The 2017 Givry Rouge is the produce of 45-year-old vines rooted in rocky, steep hillside vineyards. Vinified entirely in oak, this is a juicy, crunchy Pinot Noir with a marvelous mineral finish that makes it absolutely perfect at any table. Pair with grilled salmon, roasted poultry and mushroom dishes.

Trousse Chemise Pinot Noir Hyland Vineyard 2018: Winemaker Anne Sery’s 2018 Hyland Pinot is bright with a freshly crushed fruit quality. This wine would do well in a proper cellar. But if you can’t resist the fruit, pair it with roasted salmon or poultry.

Fattoria Zerbina Sangiovese Superiore Romagna Ceregio 2017: Christina Geminiani’s 29-hectare estate is farmed without the use of chemicals on a classic mix of iron-rich clay and limestone. Her pizza wine, Ceregio, is a brilliant ruby color with racy, black cherry fruit flavors. Firm acidity makes the wine long on the palate and just about perfect with any type of simple cuisine.

Corzano e Paterno IGT Sangiovese Il Tre Borri 2016: The mid-palate is concentrated, loaded with vibrant wild-berry fruitiness and lush, supple mouthfeel. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins. Be sure to decant and drink in a big glass because there is a unique layer of refinement that gradually comes with air. Think Tignanello at half the price! The perfect gift for the discriminating Italian wine collector.

Cerbaia Brunello di Montalcino 214: Winemaker Elena Pellagrini’s 2014 Brunello is fine and aromatic and builds with air. The wine is dark, powerfully concentrated, yet finished fresh and stony, making it perfect for the table at the present moment and a great candidate for long aging. Perfect complement to a holiday dinner of prime rib.

Stolpman Syrah Estate Ballard Canyon 2017: “The 2017 Syrah Estate Grown is absolutely gorgeous. Fresh, floral and wonderfully perfumed, the Estate expresses all the best vintage had to offer. Sweet floral, spice and dried herbs are beautifully laced into a core of dark Syrah. Not only is the Estate a terrific example of the year, it also captures the interplay of rich fruit and more savory notes that is so typical of the best Ballard Canyon Syrahs. The 2017 is simply compelling. That’s all there is to it.” – 93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.

Xavier Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Anonyme 2016: “… Full-bodied, it manages to be ripe, silky and concentrated, while remaining crisp on the lengthy finish. Tasted twice with consistent notes.” – 95 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

Fabre-Montmayou Cabernet Franc Reserva 2017: “… Combining oaked and unoaked portions, the 2017 is a bright, perfumed, appealingly textured red with subtle wood spice and an undertone of green herbs.” – Tim Atkins Master of Wine, The 2019 Argentina Report.

Sueno Profundo Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017: This Napa Valley cuvée comes from two early-ripening vineyards on the south eastern side of the valley. Well-drained soil is key here, roots dig deep in poor soil, bringing terrific minerality and freshness to the grapes. The result is a kock-out $35.00 Cabernet loaded with fresh, juicy black fruit. Perfect with grilled beef or cheese. 500 cases produced.

The price of the holiday walk-around wine tasting is $75.00 per person, $50.00 of which goes toward the first wine purchase.

To reserve your place, please call (732) 345-9977 (phone reservations only).



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