From one summer’s eve in 1980 until now, we have hosted wine events and auctions in the Nashville, TN area to raise money for the battle against cancer. What started with Un Eté du Vin, “A Summer of Wine,” has grown into a successful non-profit organization known as Nashville Wine Auction. Generosity of Spirit: The funds raised at our events are donated to non-profit organizations for cancer research, patient treatment and family support. Because we are passionate about our community, all of our proceeds stay in Tennessee. If you would love to partake in an evening of glamour, generosity, good cheer and great wine, consider one of our auction events:
Generously donated by Tom Black and Keith Browning, this myriad of vintages from three noble producers come together to form this exclusive Hermitage tasting, the ﬁrst in the history of l’Eté du Vin. M. Chapoutier, J.L. Chave, and Paul Jaboulet are three of the most well-known names in Northern Rhône, and thanks to Tom Black and Keith Browning, this tasting features 38 remarkable bottles with vintages dating back to 1971. Nine Hermitage enthusiasts will get to taste in Gallery 3 at the brand new 21c Museum Hotel where Chef Levon Wallace will conquer the task of preparing a pairing worthy of such an illustrious lineup of wines.
Hermitage is the Mecca of Syrah. An emboldened wine that is full bodied, rich, tannic, and can evolve for decades. The magic of Hermitage wines begins when the wine matures, softens and comes together. The dark fruits shift to red. The nose takes on a perfume of earth, tobacco, sweet, fresh red and black fruits, olive tapenade and spice. The textures become soft, caressing your palate and the ﬁnish really lingers. The Blanc has the same thick, rich, and dense concentration with ageworthiness. Both Hermitage rouge and blanc alike have cultivated an esteemed following for many years. Aside from the obvious quality of the grapes, it’s the storied history that really makes you fall in love with Hermitage…
The vineyards on Hermitage hill, which are actually more like a set of three adjacent south-facing hills, have been planted since the times of ancient Greece in 500 B.C. The popular story of Hermitage, though, is of a 13th century crusader who was wounded and sought refuge on the hill. He built a chapel and lived out his life in complete solitude, thus the hill was named “hermit’s hill” or Ermitage. Today, there is a tiny reconstructed chapel on Hermitage called Saint-Christopher that sits alone towards the crest of the hill and looks out over the village below.
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc
1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage
1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne
1971, 1976, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle
1985, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Donated by Tom Black, Keith & Pam Browning, 21c Museum Hotel, Chef Levon Wallace