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Alex Gambal at Magee Homestead

Join us at Magee Homestead as we welcome winemaker Alex Gambal. His viticultural expertise, accompanied with delectable meals as served by our very own Chef AJ Buchanio, will make for a memorable, culinary weekend from July 19-20, 2019.

 

MORE ON THE WINEMAKER

Alex Gambal graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1979 and began work in the real estate business in Washington, DC. In 1992, during a visit to Burgundy, he met Becky Wasserman, the iconic exporter, and decided to take a sabbatical with his family working with Wasserman.

After three years in the export business, Gambal attended the adult wine school, the CFPPA, in Beaune and founded his winery in July 1997.

In 2005, Gambal bought his first 6 acres of vineyards consisting of Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Bourgogne Chardonnay. In 2008, he continued his vineyard expansion by buying 1.5 acres of Puligny-Montrachet (Les Grands Champs and Les Petits Grands Champs), and a 1/2 acre parcel of Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie. 

In March 2011, Gambal became the first non Frenchman to purchase vines in the Grand Crus of Puligny and Chassagne. He also bought a 3/4 acre parcel of Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseigineres, classified a village wine, but because of its excellence it is often referred to as “Baby Batard.” Finally, a 1/3 acre of Chassagne-Montrachet “L’Ormeau” completed the purchase. 

Recently Alex acquired another 20 acres in Nuits St. Georges, Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune and St. Romain, Volnay and Pommard bringing his total to 30 acres. All of Gambal’s vines are farmed bio-biodynamically.

Currently Gambal produces approximately 5,000 cases of wine a year– 55% of which is white.  The range of his appellations extends from Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Bourgogne Chardonnay, Village, Premier Crus and Grand Crus such as his Batard-Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne Clos Vougeot and Latricieres-Chambertin.

ALEX GAMBAL

 

EXQUISITE DINING

Friday night will include a 4 course wine pairing dinner executed by Chef AJ and his team. This dinner will feature courses paired with Alex’s wines, such as a 2013 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, a 2013 Vougeot Clos du Village, and a 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet.

EDUCATIONAL WINE SEMINAR

Saturday will be filled with French cuisine and a tutored wine seminar by Alex. He’ll also bring an old White Burgundy from his personal cellar to share with all guests in attendance.

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