2012 April

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2012 April


Pieroth Newsletter April 2012

Quotation of the Month
Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.
Ernest Hemingway
Zodiac of the Month


April, 21 - May, 20

The sign of Taurus is determined and peaceful. Although they are not leaders, they will recognize someone with great leadership qualities and follow them. They try to remain the same as everyone else, and are resistant to change. People enjoy being around a Taurus because it has a good sense of humor and is intelligent. They are dependable friends who are not scared off by a challenge. A Taurus may believe so strongly in its values that he will sacrifice relationships to uphold them. Some Taureans need to be told that they did a good job after accomplishing a task before they feel that they have really accomplished anything. Friends of Taureans are people in the same social standing as them, and the Taurus rarely goes outside of that standing. Although the Taurus is calm and generally against fighting, it will fight if someone is provoking it, and it will do anything for it’s friends if they are in danger. Taureans’ tempers tend to explode in violent bursts that are not always directed at the person they should be.

Taureans can also enjoy a glass of wine from a less known wine-grower if it’s good! When having a tasting the Taurus likes to show off a little with its great memory of vintages and appellations. But its distinctive sense of smell helps to find out excellent wines that everyone will like.

Wine Recommendation
Pinot Grigio

Famous Taureans
Queen Elizabeth II
Jack Nicholson
Uma Thurman
Fred Astaire
Meet Producers at Roppongi Hills


World Wine Festival was held at Roppongi Hills from April 13th to April 22nd. We have held this event fot three years. The theme of this year wasa "Enjoy wine and marche at Roppongi Hills." We served various rare wines and collaborated with cheese shops, and other food shops. We also held lectures where guests got a chance to listen to the real voice and stories of the producers. At the night lecture, Premier wine tasting was hels with telephone interview with Chateau Rauzan Segla. It was festive and enjoyable event for everyone.


Press Dinner at Ristorante G

Press dinner was held at Ristorante G in Shibuya. Two owners attended this dinner. Mr. Gerard Bertrand, the owner of Gerard Bertrand, and Mr. Stefan Aseo, owner/winemaker from L'Aventure. A pianist Mr. Yukio Yokoyama played some pieces at the dinner. The music added atmosphere. Mr. Bertrand and Mr. Aseo also shared his love and passion towards wine. Everyone was content to this event.

Tasting Event with Producers at Meguro Gajoen
Tasting event was held at Meguro Gajoen on April 14th. THe venue was crowded with guests who tasted various wines and talked to producers face to face. As it was rare occasion to receive explanation from the producers, everyone appreciated this opportunity to learn about wines, terroir, and other background stories.

Dinner & Mini Charity Auction @ Meguro Gajoen

Highlighting the producers' visit, we held a dinner & mini charity auction event at Meguro Gajoen at night on Saturday April 14th. Lottery prize included rare wines and whenever the number was drew, we could hear joyful cry from tables. Charity mini auction also received much attention as each lot consists of special wines coming from the generosity of producers. All the proceeds from this auction goes to Tyler Foundation that supports children with cancer. Mr. Gerard Bertrand also donated EUR 1,000 to the foundation. We thank you all for your participation and generoity.

Producers' Visit Celebration Set 

In celebration of the producers' visit, we have created a special set. Pease click the above photo or here for further details.

NEws from Domaine Bertagna

Gisela Boulley ey Eva Reh-Siddle

Bourgogne Anjourd'hui - February 2012
Three wines from our Domaine obtained high notes:

Vosne Premier Cru Les Beaux Monts 2009 - 16/20
Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Murgers 2009 - 15/20
Clos de Vougeot 2009 16/20

Vin et Gastronomie Magazine - April-May 2012

Our Morey-Saint Denis Grand Cru 2008 was singled out and granted with elogious comments.

Wine Spectator Insider - February 2012
Clos de Vougeot 2009 32/100
Vosne-Romanee Les Beaumonts 2009 - 91/100

International gatherings reserved for professionals
"Meeting up with Burgundy wines at the heart of their terroir" took place from March 19th to 24th in a warm sunshine.
This unique bi-annual wine event gives every two years professionals from all over the world the opportunity to taste a wide range of Burgundy wines. Wine-waiters, restaurant owners, or cellaren came to choose the wines they will recommend to their customers.
The Domaine Bertagna took part in the following four sessions:

Vosne-Romanee - Noblesse des Clos Vougeot
The Domaine Bertagna presented three wines:
-Vosne Romanee Premier Cru Les Beaux Monts 2009 et 2010
-Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2010

De Chambolle a Morey
Another tasting with some 50 exhibitors and 400 wines revealed the exquisiteness of the full range of wines. The Domaine Bertagna presented the following wines:
- Vougeot Premier Cru Les Cras 2010
- Vougeot Premier Cru Les Petits - Vougeot 2010
- Vougeot Premier Cru Clos de la Perriere 2010
- Chambolle-Musigny 2010
- Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Plantes 2010
- Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru 2010

Nuits d'Antan
This event was held under the covered market at Nuits-Saint=Georges. The Domaine Bertagna proposed both Nuits-Saint Georges Premier Cru Les Murgers 2009 et 2010.

Terroirs de Corton
Tasting with 65 exhibitors and more than 200 wines.
The Bertagna wines brought out:
-Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010
-Corton Les Grandes Lolieres Grand Cru 2009

This relazed event gave us the opportunity to share our impressions. It gethered a great number of visitors from the wine profession from different countries.

Wine & Spirits Loves Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
Wine & Spirits highly appraised '08 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir which received scores at 95. This wine is selected as one of "Year's Best Pinot Noir." Check out Gavin's masterpiece. 

New World Wine Bar by Pieroth at Ebisu Mitsukoshi Opens on April 20th!

On Friday April 20th, World Wine Bar by Pieroth which is our second wine bar opened at Ebisu Mitsukoshi.
On the opening day, Mr. Laurent Faivre, Managing Director of Pieroth Japan K.K., Mr. Massimo Marai, Export Manager from Provenza, and Mr. Christoph Gohen, Export Manager of Domaine de Baron’Arques came to congratulate the special occasion.
If you get a chance to go to Ebisu, please stop by at World Wine Bar by Pieroth.

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Pinino Catalogue
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Sparkling Wine Set Now on Sale!
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Winery of the Month


Provenza Estate was established in 1967 by Walter Contato. Its name is derived from the Provencal origins of the Contato family. The 12 hectares that made up the wine producing land of the Cascina Maiolo and Cascina Molino properties were increased to today's approximately 45 hectars while passionately remaining faithful to ancient traditions. Today the prestige of the Company is maintained by Fabio and Patrizia , Walter Contato's children, and his wife, Cesarina, after his early death in May 1996. The progress we have achieved has brought us to the pinnacle of the local wine-growing industry.
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Wine & Food

This month, I tried to create the marriage of Vioginier de la Citadelle made by Alexis from Domaine de la Citadelle and Tofu. This turned out to be very successful.

When you match the wine with cold Tofu, if it is Tofu only, soft and sweet soy bean flavour would be overwhelmed by Citadelle’s Viognier. But adding chopped Shiso (Japanese herb), Myoga, Mitsuba that have relatively strong herbal flavor would produce a wonderful mariage. In the photograph, I tried with Sudachi, but if you would like to match tofu with Citrus fruits, Kabosu is the best. Please squeeze Kabosu, and sprinkle condiment over Tofu, then match the dish with Viognier. Soy sauce is a good player with red wine. But when it comes to matching with white, please sprinkle salt instead.
Bon Appetit!
Text by Mami Whelehan
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