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On February 5, 2022, ten Rhône fanatics are in for a treat as they sit down for a Chapoutier dinner at Husk Nashville, hosted by Pamela and Anthony Cmelak. Ben Norton, Executive Chef at Husk, will create a pairing menu that will enhance the evening’s incredible gastronomic delight.
When Michel Chapoutier took over his grandfather’s estate in 1990 at age 26, he all but transformed the winery into the most recognizable and highly regarded producers in Rhône. A crusader in biodynamic winemaking coupled with an obsession with terroir, Michel Chapoutier has garnered respect and adoration worldwide through his unbridled commitment to quality. In 2019, M. Chapoutier was voted #5 in the world and ranks as the #1 French brand by the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands.
Guests will taste through much of M. Chapoutier’s diverse yet terroir-centric portfolio. His incredibly delicate white wines, including Ermitage de l’Orée Blanc, highlight how phenolics in the low acidity Marsanne varietal can increase ageability and demonstrate the soil’s minerality. The highly acclaimed Bila-Haut, hailing from the best part of the Languedoc, the Côtes du Roussillon, and its Occultum Lapidem cuvée continues to attract critics and Rhône aficionados with its expressive and balanced style.
Northern Rhône favorites from Saint-Joseph, Hermitage (or Ermitage if you want to get all old school with it), Crozes-Ermitage, and the steep-sloped Côte Rôtie are all on the menu, including the infamous Ermitage Le Méal. The dinner will finish with M. Chapoutier’s exceptional Banyuls, a Grenache-based fortified wine that is the perfect conclusion to an incredible dinner.
In proper Chapoutier fashion, the evening will begin with Champagne (Michel claims to consume two bottles daily just by himself). Vintage Piper Heidsick Brut and Michel Gonet Blanc de Blancs.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut Vintage Champagne 2012
Michel Gonet Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Mesnil Sur Oger Brut Millesime 2011
M. Chapoutier Ermitage de l’Orée Blanc 2012
M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph ‘Les Granits’ 2012
M. Chapoutier Condrieu Invitare 2015
M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages ‘Occultum Lapidem’ 2010
M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages ‘Occultum Lapidem’ 2011
M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages ‘Occultum Lapidem’ 2016
M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph ‘Les Granits’ 2005
M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph ‘Les Granits’ 2010
M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph ‘Les Granits’ 2015
M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois Rouge 2010
M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac 2012
M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac 2014
M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 2005
M. Chapoutier Côte Rotie Les Becasses 2010
M. Chapoutier Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers 2011
M. Chapoutier Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers 2016
M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2011
M. Chapoutier Banyuls 2017
Donated by Pamela & Anthony Cmelak, Husk Nashville
Restrictions: Rescheduling this dinner may be necessary due to health restrictions set forth by Nashville Metro government.