Join us for a wonderful wine dinner

We’ve long featured the terrific wines of Joel Gott at our restaurants. This month, we’re hosting wine dinners to introduce our patrons to a relatively new wine called Shatter.

The vineyard where Shatter wine is produced in France.

The vineyard where Shatter wine is produced in France.

Shatter is Joel Gott and vintner David Phinney’s first collaborative effort, and the name is derived from the process that creates it. The wine comes from the small town of Maury in the Roussillon region of France. The hillside grenache vines were planted more than 60 years ago in black schist, a slate-like rocky soil common to the area. Though nutrient-poor, it retains heat well, allowing the slow-ripening grenache to reach full maturity through cool nights. Tough soil, strong winds and hot days push the vines and cause shatter, or coulure, in the grape clusters, naturally thinning fruit from the vines and producing more intensely concentrated flavors. After harvest, the fruit was cold-soaked for 30 days to help further concentrate the wine, then fermented and aged in Maury.

Shatter-red-glow-lab9A885FWe’re still working on creating the perfect menu to pair with it, but we’ve got dates set and wanted to announce them now to get the word out so you can save the date. The dates are as follows:

February 27 (Wednesday)

  • Louisville, 455 S. Fourth Street, Suite 102, 502-584-3266
  • Fort Wayne, Ind. 14 and U.S. 24 at Jefferson Pointe, 260-459-2222
  • Indianapolis, 96th and Keystone, 317-846-8303

February 28 (Thursday)

  • Burr Ridge, 201 Bridewell Drive, 630-468-2098
  • Lincolnshire, 185 Milwaukee Avenue, 847-276-2000
  • Warrenville, 28254 Diehl Road (Cantera) at I-88 and Winfield Road, 630-393-1900
  • Cincinnati, 10808 Montgomery Rd. at the I-275 interchange, 513-489-1212
  • Columbus, 1570 Polaris Parkway at the I-71 interchange, 614-433-7307

In addition to Shatter, we will have several other wines featured at the dinner. The price is set for $85 for Platinum members, and $95 for non-members. Grab your seat – we anticipate this will sell out!

You can read more about Joel Gott and David Phinney’s collaboration in the July 2012 issue of The Tasting Panel.


About editor

An upscale restaurant group with locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
This entry was posted in Burr Ridge, Chicago, Cincinnati, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lincolnshire, Louisville, Warrenville, wine and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Join us for a wonderful wine dinner

  1. Larry Shaw says:

    What is the dates †for all the lobsters you can eat?†


    • editor says:

      Hi Larry. Sorry for the delay in replying, but we wanted to be sure we had the dates nailed down before we posted. This will start February 22 and end March 29 on Fridays ONLY. We’d advise you to get a reservation as soon as possible.

  2. Pingback: The Shatter wine dinner menu | Eddie Merlot's

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s