Saturday Tasting: Vins Hodgson + Yann Bertrand

Saturday Tasting: Vins Hodgson + Yann Bertrand

SATURDAY, October 27th, 1-4pm $10 for five wines (waived with $100 purchase) Fascinated by the French wines they had tasted in Vancouver and Japan, Mai and Kenji Hodsgon moved to the Loire in 2009 to figure out what it was all about. They fell in with natural winemaking legend Claude Courtois and a year later found 4 hectares of vines near Anjou which they began to work organically. Over the last nine years, the winery has grown from an improbably idealistic expat dream into one of the most exciting sources of crystalline Chenin Blanc and rustic, soul-warming Cabernet Franc. We'll taste three of their new wines alongside two elegant Beaujolais from wunderkind Yann Bertrand. If you have been a customer for a while, you may remember when these wines first landed and took the American wine industry by storm. Then a string of treacherous harvests made the wines almost impossible to find. 2017 continues that trend, with hail and frost leaving yields insanely low. We've got a few cases, so come early and load up for the holidays. They are juicy, mineral Gamays built for the autumn. Our good friend Cory Gowan from Mission Wine Co. will be behind the bar pouring. $10 to taste all five. Fee waived with $100 purchase.
Vins Hodgson P'tit Luchini $30
Vins Hodgson La Grand Piece Rouge 2017 $35
Vins Hodgson Les Aussiguoins Chenin Blanc 2016 $48
Famille Bertrand Fleurie Pur Oh!rigine 2017 $30
Famille Bertrand Fleurie Vieilles Vignes 2017 $39