On June 24, laV Restaurant & Wine Bar is welcoming winemaker Benoit Trocard for a special dinner featuring his Clos Dubreuil wines from a grand cru vineyard in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The five-course dinner, prepared by laV’s Executive Chef Allison Jenkins, will be paired with vintages of Clos Dubreuil.
The limited production wines are not found on lists, with laV being the only restaurant in Texas to feature the vintages served at the dinner. laV is opening 20 seats for the experience.
With something for every palate and price range, the list was carefully crafted and curated by both Advanced Sommelier Vilma Mazaite and laV Owner Ralph Eads. The Clos Dubreuil vintages add to the breadth of the list and are an example of the rare wines that make up laV’s wine program.
“It’s a great honor to have Benoit join us at laV. It is not every day that guests get to experience his great wines, and hear the insights of a 14th generation winemaker,” Eads says. “Those that are familiar with Clos Dubreuil will understand how special this dinner will be and for those who have yet to try wines in this style and from this region are in for a treat. We look forward to sharing the experience of tasting these great wines as they are perfectly complemented by Allison's fare.”
Benoit Trocard grew up with a profound curiosity for wine, as his family has owned and operated vineyards since the early 1600s. At just five years old, he was smelling wine vats and at 12, was learning cooperage from his grandfather. In 2003, the young businessman purchased Clos Dubreuil, a 1.5-hectare estate to show his style of winemaking and highlight the terroir in the St. Emilion appellation, and in 2011, won the Grand Cru competition. Oenologist Michael Rolland consults on the winemaking for all of the vintages.