Mark is back with his annual Thanksgiving Day Special after skipping last year. Honestly, I forgot I didn’t do one. Mark does 3 wines he purchased from SommSelect. He bought a Thanksgiving Day 6-pack from them, but is breaking up the 6 pack in to two sets of 3. One for Thanksgiving and the other for Christmas. First up is the 2012 Dirler-Cade, “Belzbrunnen,” Riesling. Next is the 2015 Domaine Delarche, Pernand-Vergelesses “Les Combottes.” Finally Mark reviews the 2014 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot, Passetoutgrain AOP. Just a correction to what he said as far as the proportions for the third wine, he said it was a 50/50-mix of Pinot Noir and Gamay. At the time he was pretty sure that wasn’t correct, but he got that info from a merchant website for the wine. The SommSelect tasting notes state 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Gamay. Both information is for the same wine and vintage. I’d tend to trust a Master Sommelier over someone else however.
In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark makes the 3 hour drive from Beaune, France to the town of Ribeauville in the Alsace region of France to visit with Julien Trimbach of Maison Trimbach, Mark met Julien’s father Jean a few months ago and asked Jean about visiting. Jean was in the States at the time of Mark’s visit, but Julien was gracious enough to spend time with Mark. Please enjoy a wonderful interview with Julien Trimbach.