Tannin will be celebrating Bastille Day on Saturday in our usual fashion by opening up some ridiculously good French wine from Magnums and pouring them for you by the glass at low prices! On Saturday we’ll feature Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes, a really historic property on Beaujolais’s high elevation Mont Brouilly. Pavillon de Chavannes makes a tiny amount of a special cuvee from its best parcels called “Ambassades”. The “Cuvee des Ambassades” is purchased by the Quai d’Orsay to serve in French embassies around the world, as a pinnacle of the regions wine. We’ve secured a few magnums of this special wine and on Saturday we’ll be offering it for $8 per glass until our stock is drained.
The Cote de Brouilly is unique in Beaujolais because of its steep elevation and granite soils which are ideal for making the most refined expression of the Gamay grape. These are perfumed and aromatic wines with real refinement and elegance. Romans cultivated these areas and it’s believed that viticulture has survived continuously since. Pavillon de Chavannes has continuously been the property of the Jambon-Chanrion family since 1861 (we’ll also be pouring Nicole Chanrion’s Cote de Brouilly from regular 750 ml bottles for those interested in comparing the two). It is worthy of its position as among the greatest wines of the region.