Alsace Wine Dinner at Rech by Alain Ducasse
With Domaine Weinbach
Rech by Alain Ducasse, InterContinental Hong Kong’s new seafood restaurant, presents a Wine Dinner on September 12 with Domaine Weinbach from Alsace, the area where Adrien Rech, the founder of Rech Paris was born and raised.
Winemaker Eddy Leiber-Faller, whose family has owned Domaine Weinbach since 1898, will personally be at Rech to introduce six of his family’s wines over a 5-course dinner menu created by Rech Executive Chef Stéphane Gortina (HK$1,788 + 10% service per person).
The Alscace Wine Dinner menu showcases:
- Welcome Aperitif: 2015 - Pinot Blanc Reserve
- Bonito fish, peanut - soft chili, paired with 2015 - Pinot Gris Reserve Particuliere
- Cookpot of langoustine, coco-curry, paired with 2015 - Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg
- Line-caught Turbot, Girolle - shallot – tomato, served with 2014 - Pinot Noir Reserva
- Our famous whole Camembert, paired with 2013 - Gewurtztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum
- Oven-baked apricot, almond sorbet, accompanied by 2009 - Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives
Click here for the Rech Domaine Weinbach Wine Dinner Menu.
About Domaine Weinbach
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill, in a setting of vineyards and roses, the Domaine Weinbach "stream of wine", named after the small stream that crosses it, was built in 1612 by the Capuchin monks.
Sold as a national asset to the French Revolution, the estate was acquired in 1898 by the brothers Faller who passed it on to their son and nephew Théo. A great figure of the Alsatian vineyard and ardent promoter of its recognition in Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, Théo Faller dedicated his life to enhance the quality of the wines of Alsace with its incomparable terroirs and grape varieties. In love with his property, he developed, enlarged and embellished it.
Since 1979, his wife Colette and his daughters Catherine and Laurence showed the same passion for the great wines of Alsace and the same unfailing commitment to quality. Since 2015, Catherine runs the Domaine with her son Théo.
At the heart of Domaine Weinbach is the historic Clos des Capucins, a 5-hectare walled vineyard on the site of a 9th century monastery. Clos des Capucins is a registered trade mark which appears on all the Domaine Weinbach labels.
Younger vines and Riesling from the upper slopes go to make Cuvée Sainte-Catherine, while the better middle slope is sold as Grand Cru, although also called Sainte-Catherine. Grapes from heavier soils on the Furstentum and their tiny plot on the Mambourg of Sigolsheim go into to make the Gewurztraminer while Pinot Gris comes from the unclassified but very good Altenbourg site.
As per the Wine Society 1874, “Faller wines are heady, exuberant and full-bodied yet also racy, whistle-clean and always achingly beautiful and refined. Traditionally the style has often veered towards the sweet but under Laurence's guidance Rieslings tended more to dryness. Her uncanny precision is also felt in the estate's ethereal Muscat, sumptuous Pinot Gris and luscious, sensuous Gewurztraminers.
All grape varieties are grown on the estate; and the number of Cuvées made here is legendary, the best often named after family members (Catherine is synonymous with Riesling while, appropriately, Laurence gave her name to both Pinot Gris and the estate's top Gewurztraminer).”
About Winemaker Eddy Leiber-Faller
Born and raised in Alsace, Eddy Leiber-Faller grew up at the Domaine Weinbach winery, running around the vineyards and being exposed to the daily routine of wine growing and winemaking throughout his childhood. Upon graduating from Lyon Political Science Institute and getting an MBA in the US, Eddy started an international career in banking that led him to Brazil, where he lived from 2005 until 2016. In During this time, he always kept a foot at Domaine Weinbach, supporting the family business at trade shows and with the export market. In 2016, he left his banking career in order to launch a gastro bar in Sao Paulo, gaining experience in wine retailing and hospitality business.
Earlier this year, he decided it was time to come back to France and join Domaine Weinbach along his mother Catherine and his brother Theo. Eddy is currently focusing on international sales, as well as marketing and administration.
Click here to view the new Rech by Alain Ducasse Dinner and Lunch Menus.
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