Though many wines pair well with our Lyonnaise Bistro cuisine, perhaps the greatest match of all are the wines from the same place: those wonderful Rhône Valley Reds. Whether matching the robust richness of Cassoulet (and Chef Dieter’s is award-winning!) or enhancing the savory earthiness of Boudin Noir, there is little more satisfying than smoky Syrah from the Northern valley or snappy Grenache from the Southern climes.
We’ll start the week with a very traditional, heavily Grenache-based Gigondas from Gour de Chaule. Never destemmed, with no new oak, this is dusty terroir-driven Gigondas that is intensely aromatic and elegantly spiced.
Mid-week we’ll visit the steep slopes of Côte-Rôtie—Patrick Jasmin’s 2010s. 95% Syrah, with 5% Viognier for florality: gamey stony elegance. Coq-au-Vin in a glass.
To end, we’ll up the spicy Syrah style with Combier’s 2017 Crozes-Hermitage. Though youthful, this wine is already pleasant and opens up very nicely.
Come celebrate the region in which Chef Daniel hails from all week long with us!
MONDAY (12/9) & TUESDAY (12/10)
Domaine de Gour de Chaule,
WEDNESDAY (12/11) & THURSDAY (12/12)
FRIDAY (12/13), SATURDAY (12/14) & SUNDAY (12/15)