Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Meet the Winemaker
In 2005, Stéphane de Gaye and his children decided to revive an ancestral tradition by taking over the Château Grand Corbin Manuel. His daughter, Yseult, today has full responsibility for this estate situated in the midst of the Grands Crus Classés in an area called “Corbin” near Pomerol.
Make no mistake: behind the big, captivating eyes and friendly personality, lies a very strong character. Yseult effortlessly conveys the passion hidden in each bottle. She is proud of the work of selection and embellishment carried out on the estate’s 7 hectares. The vineyard is 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the average age of the vines is 32 years.
“2011 was an interrogation for us, especially regarding the young vines. In July we found ourselves with larger bunches forming but they were very heterogeneous. Despite the reasonable size of the estate, the soils form a varied mosaic: sand on blue clay, or ordinary clay… We had no problems with the health of the vines and we harvested each grape variety when it had reached optimum ripeness by taking each plot individually. The Merlots were at their classic maturity; the Cabernets were superb or even “extraordinary” for the Right Bank. The 2011 vintage has an intense aromatic structure, good acidity and a long finish. This wine is certainly different from 2009 and 2010 but it has beautiful contours, with freshness and fruit; a real gourmet treat for lovers of our wines!”, Yseult explains.
“The particularity of our wines is that they’re very aromatic, both the nose and in the mouth. This is due to the work we do on the wines, in the vines and with the soil, obviously. We produce our wine with the greatest respect for the fruit as the goal is to reveal the taste of the grapes… Our wines are very intense in aroma… and, of course, very nice to drink.”
– Yseult de Gaye, Owner, Grand Corbin Manuel
Special guest – Yseult de Gaye
Owner/GM of Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel
Saint-Emillion Grand Cru
Giblet & Chanterelle Mushroom Tart
confit of Onion
Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel 2005
Pancetta Wrapped Smoked Campo Lindo Chicken
bean puree & Spanish Gigante Beans
Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel 2007
Braised Veal Cheeks
gratin potatoes & pickled turnips
Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel 2008
Coffee Crusted Duck Breast
roasted carrots & sousbis
Chateau Grand Corbin Manuel 2009
Warm Dark Chocolate Tart
The Roasterie Coffee & Espresso Service
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Château Grand Corbin Manuel’s Yseult de Gaye owner right here in Kansas City! Bid summer farewell with these delicious wines at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 6, 2012. All reservations must be made by contacting Nancy Smith via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
$95 per person plus tax & gratuity. Call Michael Smith Restaurant at 816.842.2202 or email Nancy to RSVP at email@example.com.