Leoville Las Cases Dinner at Mathilde in San Francisco, Friday, October 14th 7pm
On Friday, October 14, join Clyde Beffa, Wine Director at K&L Wine Merchants for a special meal at Mathilde Restaurant in San Francisco featuring the incomparable wines of Château Léoville Las Cases. One of the oldest Medoc estates, Domaine de Léoville belonged to some of the wealthiest and most influential noble French families before it was acquired by the Las Cases family. The estate was split up between 1826 and 1840 as a result of the French Revolution. Château Léoville Las Cases was created, thanks to a kind of birthright, from 3/5 of the original estate and the heart of the domain. The Grand Vin's current terroir has therefore been at the historic heart of the original terroir since the seventeenth century. Léoville Las Cases has now been managed by the same family since the late 19th century and is today represented by Jean-Hubert Delon, sole owner of the Château and proprietor of Château Potensac in the Medoc and Château Nénin in Pomerol. Clyde will welcome special guest of honor Pierre Graffeuille, director of the Château as well as other properties under Domaines Delon Wine Estates. Over a three course meal we will sample the following wines: 2009 Fugue de Nenin, 2012 Nenin, 2009 Potensac, 2009 Clos du Marquis, 2009 Petit Lion, and the 2012, 2005 and 1983 Léoville Las Cases. There might be another surprise or two as well! Ticket price is $130 per person plus tax. Join us at 6:30pm at K&L San Francisco for Champagne followed by dinner at 7pm at Mathilde.