Vino in the Valley

The Billings Symphony and City Vineyard invite you and 15 of your guests to spend an evening on a tasting tour of the French Wine Country. Explore wine from 9 regions of France, complete with food parings to round out your experience.

Drawing to be held on June 22, 2018

*Need not be present to WIN*

 

$100 per entry or
Buy 2 get 1 FREE!

 

Your wine tasting tour begins with wine from

 

 

2014 Kuentz-Bas Riesling

The Kuentz family began making wine in the town of Husseren-les-Châteauz in 1795, establishing the estate as a longtime ambassador of Alsatian wine making tradition. This Riesling shows great varietal character and regional typicity. Bone-dry on the palate, it features intense, clean aromas with excellent minerality. It showcases what well made Riesling from Alsace can taste like.

 2016 Champalou Vouvray

The Champalou family farms twenty-one hectares of vineyards on clay, limestone, and siliceous soils. The Champalou house style produces wines of great elegance and tenderness, highly aromatic with impeccable balance. No one comes close to copying their distinct style.

2015 Lavantureux Chablis

With a sharp eye, natural instinct, and solid Burgundian pragmatism, Roland Lavantureux is making no-nonsense Chablis that has come to be one of the most reliable of the old reliable at KLWM. This young Chablis is singing right out of the gate. You’ll find generous ripe fruit, a dense, tightly knit backbone, and a full-flavored, zesty finish of citrus and Stone

2016 Railsback Freres

Fueled and inspired by the Railsback brothers’ love of Bandol Rosé, this wine will not disappoint. This Santa Ynez Rosé is medium bodied, crisp, and refined with elegant fruit, strawberry preserves and white cherry. Balanced and beautiful.

 

2014 Domaine Fontsainte

A time-tested terroir and generations of savoir faire yield hedonistic drinkability, uncommon complexity, and long-term cellaring potential, all at an unchanging and quite accessible cost. Century-old Carignan with a hearty dollop of Grenache and Mourvèdre is responsible for this dark, meaty, garrigue-ridden stallion.

2015 Chateau Thivin

Reverdon is a lieu-dit on the pink granite lower slopes of the Côte de Brouilly- a far cry from the clay plains below where much of the Brouilly produce is grown. Precision, soaring floral aromatics, finely etched tannins, a ripe core of dense fruit, and a granitic crunch on the back end are hallmarks of this momentous cuvée from the Geoffray family of Thivin.

2011 Chateau de Bellevue

Lussac St-Émilion “Les Griottes” is a fresh, easy drinking cuvée of 100% Merlot with a beautiful mineral components and freshness. The terroir here is characterized by exceptional quality- only surprising because of the great, low prices here at Bellevue stand to shift the perceptions of what a good Bordeaux should cost.

2014 Vieux Télégramme

Produced from the “young” vines at Vieux Télégraphe- thirty-five years young, that is-this red is all about the sweet fragrance of Grenache from a world-class terroir: blackberry, raspberry, lavender, plus a delicate spiciness. If you’re looking for guaranteed pleasure and satisfaction in a dapper young Châteauneuf-du-Pape, look no further.

J. Lassalle Brut Preference

Kermit was the first to begin importing artisanal, grower Champagne, and the Lassalles have been in the portfolio longer than anyone. Champagne J. Lassalle works with all three varietals authorized in the region on sixteen hectares of vineyards, all of them premier cru. they use the same wooden basket press installed in the winery over fifty years ago, pressing and vinifying the individual plots separately. It is one of the rare Champagnes that has been allowed to finish its malolactic fermentation. Just like the great whites from the Côte d’Or, all cuvées are aged extensively once in bottle, even the non-vintage cuvées, which are a minimum of five years old.This results in an astonishing complexity and depth from the beginning of their range up to the luxury cuvées.