This Friday, as part of the Robert Parker Wine Advocate series, City restaurant Bleeding Heart
will host a special winemaker dinner featuring wines from two highly acclaimed wineries: M Chapoutier, in the Rhône, and Jasper Hill, in Central Victoria.
The two founders - Michel and Corinne Chapoutier, and Ron and Elva Laughton - share a strong friendship, an innovative winemaking approach and an interest in organic and biodynamic winemaking, and have collaborated on some of their most acclaimed wines, which guests will have a chance to sample during the meal.
The evening takes place in the intimate setting of the Crypt (pictured above), with each dish on the four-course menu paired with a wine from both wineries. Dishes and wines at the dinner will include juniper-smoked Yorkshire venison with Cumbrian ham, black pudding, winter leaves and blackberries, paired with a 2010 Agly Brothers Côtes du Roussillon and a 2010 La Pleiade Shiraz - which Parker awarded 96 points upon its release. Dessert - a selection of French cheeses - also features two top performers: Jasper Hill 2009 Emily's Paddock Shiraz-Cabernet Franc (96 points) and M Chapoutier's 2009 Ermitage L'Ermite (98 points). The four founders will lead the evening, telling guests about their shared winemaking history, introducing their chosen wines and answering questions.
The dinner is one of the highlights of Robert Parker's Matter of Taste tour, which comes to London this weekend. The ticket price of the dinner also includes entry to Parker's wine tasting the following day, an event taking place at the Saatchi Gallery and featuring yet more 90 point-plus wines from around the world.
This highly special event takes place this Friday, starting with a canapé reception from 6pm. Tickets cost £190, including one year's membership to eRobertParker.com and entry to the Matter of Taste wine event on Saturday 28 February. To book your ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7768 6456.