4/13: Dorli Muhr Winemaker Dinner

We’re super excited to be hosting Dorli Muhr and pouring her outstanding wines.  Together with Portuguese Dirk Niepoort, best known for his Port and Douro wines, Austrian Dorli Muhr resuscitated her family vineyards to produce some of Austria’s very finest Blaufränkisch.  Additionally she makes a compelling Grüner Veltliner with a touch of Riesling.
The grapes are not treated with any sulphur, and no cultured yeasts is used; A very gentle maceration is conducted without any mechanical tools. All together, the winemaking is the same as many decades before. The wines mature in wooden barrels for two years before they are released. The emphasis is focused on handwork, articulate in the finished wines as elegance of expression and refined ageability that let the unique terroir comes through. The resulting wines have precision and sophistication, perfectly reflecting Dorli’s personality.
Thursday April 13th
4-courses with wine pairing, $75
Menu subject to change
Little Gem Salad, Spring Vegetables, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Muhr-van der Niepoort, Prellenkirchen, Grüner Veltliner, Carnuntum, Austria 2013
Beet Risotto, Cacao Nibs, Furikake
Muhr-van der Niepoort, “Samt & Seide,” Blaufränkisch, Carnuntum, Austria 2014
Pork Loin Chop, Asparagus, Snap Peas, Haricot Vert, Morel, Spring Garlic
Muhr-van der Niepoort, Spitzerberg, Blaufränkisch, Carnuntum, Austria 2013
Selection of Cheeses
Muhr-van der Niepoort, “Samt & Seide,” Blaufränkisch, Carnuntum, Austria 2013