GERMAN WINES AND FOOD
AT THE CLUB LECONTE

Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 P.M.

Chef Deron Little has created a special menu for this evening’s tasting

Aperitif
2016 Schweinhardt Scheurebe Spätlese
Cheese and Fruit display

First Course
2016 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling
Roasted Parsnip salad with Hazelnuts, Blue cheese and
Wheat beer vinaigrette

Second Course
2017 Geil Gewurztraminer
Spicy Bacon wrapped Bratwurst

Third Course
2016 Dr. Heidemanns Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
German Pot Roast (Sauerbraten)

Forth Course
2017 Gerd Anselmann Dornfelder
Jaeger Schnitzel with a
Mushroom Hunter Sauce over egg noodles

Dessert/coffee
Apple Strudel


SEATING LIMITED TO 40 PERSONS
ALL PRICES BELOW INCLUDE
WINE,FOOD,GRATUITY AND TAX
$79 for member and $79 for one guest
$84 per person for additional guests or non-members
Reservations due by Saturday, August 11
No refunds given after August 11



GERMAN WINES AND FOOD
AT THE CLUB LECONTE

Ron Marcum, Board Member
Our dinner this evening will let you experience a variety of German wines paired with some classic small-plate German food dishes prepared by the Club LeConte’s executive Chef, Michael Gallostra.  My wife, Pat, and I will greet you with an aperitif to enjoy with the cheese and fruit display.

GERMAN WINES 101

German Wine Regions

Germany’s 13 wine growing regions are located in the Southwest.  They are the world’s most northern wine regions.  Most vineyards are planted on steep south-facing hills topped by protective forests that check the wind, and almost always near a sun-reflecting river-primarily the Rhine and its tributaries-which help temper the climate.  Germany is the 8th largest wine- producing country in the world.  White wine accounts for almost two thirds of their total production. Of the nearly 100 grape varieties grown in German vineyards, only about 20 are exported worldwide.  German wines exported to the USA are made primarily with the following grapes:

 WHITE                     
    Riesling                           
    Gewurztraminer                     
    Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris)
    Scheurebe
    Muller-Thurgau (Rivaner)
  RED
Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
Dornfelder

OUR WINES


    2016 Schweinhardt Scheurebe Spätlese
        Semi-sweet, lime, tropical, full-bodied
2016 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling
        Off-dry, apricot, mineral, medium-bodied
    2017 Geil Gewurztraminer
        Off-dry, spice, fruity, light-bodied
    2016 Dr. Heidemanns Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)
        Elegant, cherry, red fruit, medium bodied
    2017 Gerd Anselmann Dornfelder
        Elegant, floral, cherry, spice, medium-bodied

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