Join us at Avenue 5 Restaurant in Banker’s Hill

We would like to invite you to Avenue 5 Restaurant for a wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Colin MacLaggan. Tuesday, September 23rd @ 6pm

Avenue 5/Truly Fine Wine German Wine Dinner

1st Course: Salad of Pickled Beets, Aged Blue Cheese, Pancetta, Julienne Apple

1999 Gutzler Riesling Sekt, Rheinhessen

Quite simply the best sparkling wine we have ever tasted from Germany.

This traditional method sparkler is luscious, sexy and nothing short of

inspirational. Old world style with great depth, super tight bubbles, a rich creaminess with bold German Riesling acidity. A brilliant vintage Sekt in a Krug style bottle from one of the best sites in Germany.

2nd Course: Diver Scallops with Saffron-Vanilla Cream, Baby Spinach, Endive, Tapioca Pearls

2006 Thanisch 1648, Riesling, Mosel

With a nose of petrol, stony minerals and a touch of peach blossoms, this wine is edgy and showcases the wonderful flavors of a dry Riesling. Warm summer citrus and lemon zest create a tart, bold acidity that finishes with a hint of apricot.

The 1648 was built out in the estate’s signature style to commemorate its founding in 1648. It was crafted as a food pairing wine and can accompany any lighter cuisine from seafood to chicken and pasta.

3rd Course: Braised Short Ribs, Herb Gnocchi, Forest Mushrooms, Pumpkin

2005 Wassem Pinot Noir, Rheinhessen

The town of Ingelheim has planted Pinot Noir since the early Middle Ages, when Charlemagne brought over vines from Burgundy. With a microclimate similar to Burgundy, this wine is representative of a soft and well-balanced Pinot, with full berry, plum and lavender aromas. It has a silky smooth texture, is round in the mouth and finishes with a hint of soft tannins.

Holger Wasem has done an amazing job with this 05’ vintage and it is among our favorites. Pair this wine with simple to complex dishes as it is the most diverse food pairing Pinot that we carry.  And it will also continue to open for hours on end, only improving…

4th Course: Jasmine Pot de Créme, Tea infused Custard

2005 Barth Riesling Auslese, Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus, Rheingau

Created during the outstanding 05′ season, this wine was harvested with a heavy amount of botrytis and is loaded with tropical fruit aromas. It has a big full body and is quite amazing on the back palate. It comes packaged in a 750ml bottle, making it a great bargain for a dessert wine.

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2005 Hans Lang “Johann Maximilian” Signature Dry Riesling

One of my new favorite wines in our portfolio is the signature dry Riesling from Hans Lang.

Johann Maximilian Lang is the full name of wine grower Hans Lang. This wine represents a very selected harvest of his finest vineyard sites. Harvested roughly 10-12 days after normal ripeness this wine boasts a weight and richness not often seen in German Riesling. A rich creamy mouthfeel, with lemony accents and a trickly of honey is balanced beautifully by racy acidity and mineral laden finish.

I recently tasting this wine with some Sommelier friends of mine a one of our monthly tastings and this wine was the hands down favorite amongst some of the finest small productions wines we tasted.

Cheers!

Dustin Jones

Published in: on August 6, 2008 at 2:25 pm  Leave a Comment