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Pairings for September 27 at Lyons Farmette:

Cider

2017 Haykin Family "Jonathan" Cider 750mL, Aurora, Colorado $25


Daniel and Talia Haykin started Haykin Family Cider as hobbyists. Inspired by their love of Sparkling wine, they sought to make a similar beverage out of apples. Now, their ciders- with tiny bubbles and locally-sourced apples- are award-winning crowd pleasers. They are based out of Aurora, Colorado, and know their apple growers, press their own fruit and bottle in-house to create their “effervescent apple wine.”

Made from Apples grown by the Ela Family Farm in Hotchkiss, Colorado, the Jonathan is an intensely flavored American heirloom, with a powerful combination of tart and sweet. This cider showcases bold red apple character alongside pomegranate notes, with a refreshing acidic bite and a touch of sweetness.
 

Bubbly

Scarpetta "Timido" Brut Sparkling Rosé, Italy $23


From two of our favorite people, Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Patterson, Owners of Frasca and Pizzeria Locale in Boulder, comes this amazing sparking rosé from the North-East part of Italy. Scarpetta is a brand made to show the best qualities of this area at a price that won't break the bank, and this wines shows that beautifully. The Timido is delicate but not shy, with bright and crisp flavors of cherries and strawberries and a touch of herbs. Perfect throughout the entire meal, from appetizers to entrée, this wine won't disappoint. 

White

 

2016 Arndorfer 'Vorgeschmack' White, Niederösterreich, Austria $32


Martin Arndorfer comes from a long line of winemakers, and he grew up in the vineyards and cellar of his parent’s estate. Anna Stieninger is the daughter of Karl Steininger, one of the most respected winemakers in Austria. They are a wine power couple. Both born with a genetic love and a nurtured appreciation for for Riesling and Grüner Veltliner grapes. Arndorfer Estate is located in the northern reaches where wine can grow, only 15 kilometers south it is considered too cold, and the land is dedicated to grain. This cool weather is important for the distinctive style of Arndorfer and soil and climate help the grapes develop a unique regional expression. "Vorgeschmack" is German for "appetizer", and for Martin and Anna this is what they call their "welcome wine". A blend of 80% Grüner Veltliner and 20% Riesling, this is a deliciously fruity wine meant to bring people together and go with salads and light dishes.

2017 Petrussa Friulano, Friuli, Italy $33


Gianni and Paolo Petrussa, 4th generation of the Petrussa family, both had the opportunity to work jobs with salaried positions upon coming of age.  Throwing caution to the wind, the brothers declined these jobs and instead followed in their parents’ footsteps. A decision initially not supported by their parents as they remembered the hard life spent in the fields and the economic difficulties they faced, the brothers set out to prove to their parents that they too had perseverance. With passion, determination and investment, the brothers updated the winery equipment, replanted the vineyards and added the use of French oak barrels.  Today Petrussa is a leading producer in Friuli.  


Bright, pale yellow with greenish reflections, this wine has aromas of wildflowers and yellow apple with pleasant notes of bitter almond. Flavors of melon, citrus, almond and sage on the palate are wrapped with delicate but intense acidity and minerality. 


2016 Smockshop Band Chardonnay, Moonhill Farm, Hood River, Oregon $97


From our good friend and one of the founders of Meadow Lark Farm Dinners, Nate Ready, comes another gem out of Oregon. Just as Meadow Lark connects food and wine to people and place, pulling all of these aspects closer together, Nate has an amazing ability to impart and sense of location, climate, and even people into his wine like very few can. The grapes are farmed without irrigation before being harvested by hand, crushed by foot, and allowed to gently release their juices for twelve hours directly into barrel. The wine is then left to natural ferment and age for fourteen months. The resulting wine is dense and concentrated, brimming with fruit and minerality. Aromas begin with charred hazelnuts, gunflint, lemon custard, and yellow plum before traveling to the ephemeral notes of smoke and white flowers. Nearly as good and traveling to Oregon and running your fingers through the soil. 

Red

2015 Mas de Libian 'Khayyam' Côtes du Rhône, France $26


The Thibon family purchased this historic estate in 1670. Today, there are three sisters, Hélène, Catherine, and Cécile who all work in the wine business. Hélène and Catherine both live in Libian and run the family winery while Cécile resides in Bordeaux and works as an oenologist. The vineyards at this Rhône Valley estate are farmed meticulously according to the principles of Biodynamic farming. Furthermore, Mas de Libian is also Demeter certified for being Biodynamic. The clay-limestone soils of this area are perfectly balanced for producing wines with depth and precision. The limestone component adds a lift of acidity and brightness on the palate. This Côtes du Rhône shows tremendous purity and focus, with layers of vibrant fruit avors. Dusty minerality folds delicately into the mix of dried red fruits, sage, and licorice spice.


2016 Vietti, Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne, Piemonte, Italy $29


Like many European wineries, Vietti traces its roots back to the 19th century, but it was only at the beginning of the 20th century that Vietti began offering its own wines in bottle.  Over the years the Vietti winery grew to be one of the most prestigious in Piedmont, a region in northwestern Italy, and was one of the first to export to the U.S. Since 1974, each of the Vietti bottlings have been adorned with specially designed works of art to represent the wine of the respective vintage. Outwardly a beautiful presentation, but more importantly, Vietti produces wines of incredible depth and finesse.


Barbera, while not deemed to be the noble grape of Piedmont (that title is reserved for Nebbiolo the workhorse of Barolo and Barbaresco), is still an exceptional wine with a beautiful balance of fruit, body, tannin and acidity. Rife with lavender, dried strawberries, and dried herbs on the nose, with cherry, licorice, plum, and tobacco on the palate, this wine pairs nicely with delicate and savory cuisine.


2015 Petrussa, 'Rosso Petrussa' Merlot, Friuli, Italy $55


Gianni and Paolo Petrussa, 4th generation of the Petrussa family,  both had the opportunity to work jobs with salaried positions upon coming of age.  Throwing caution to the wind, the brothers declined these jobs and instead followed in their parents’ footsteps. A decision initially not supported by their parents as they remembered the hard life spent in the fields and the economic difficulties they faced, the brothers set out to prove to their parents that they too had perseverance.   With passion, determination and investment, the brothers updated the winery equipment, replanted the vineyards and added the use of French oak barrels.  Today Petrussa is a leading producer in Friuli.  


Merlot has been cultivated in Prepotto, Friuli for many years, and exhibits an exceptional adaptability in this valley. Considered indigenous to the territory, Merlot, perhaps more than any other, conveys the peculiar characteristics of the land. Merlot of Prepotto is not only full bodied, but also rich in spices. Its intense aroma and delicate palate of red apple skin, black cherry, plum, and graphite reflects the uniqueness of the terroir.

Dan Brooker and Emma Sherr-Ziarko of the Boulder Wine Merchant have chosen wines to accompany our menu. There is more than one wine available for each course to allow you to choose the wine or wines that best suit your taste and budget. These wines are available for purchase from the Boulder Wine Merchant, and will be delivered to you at the table. Wine purchases are limited to one bottle per guest in the party. A small delivery and handling fee has been added to the retail price of the bottle. 

 

For insurance reasons, guests may not bring their own alcoholic beverages to a farm dinner.

The deadline for purchasing
wine for the
Lyons Farmette Dinner
is 8 PM on
Wednesday, September 19.

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