Fri, Oct 06|
Clos Salanca Paired Dinner - VC King
Join us in welcoming David Forer, MW, as he guides us through his personal wine project in Priorat, Clos Salanca. Wines are accompanied by a 4-course meal by chef Nick.
Time & Location
Oct 06, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EDT
VC King, 224 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4, Canada
About the Event
Clos Salanca is a winery in Priorat, Catalunya, Spain making small quantities of hand-crafted wines from estate vineyards. Grapes are grown the way the original monks farmed - no chemicals, no irrigation, planted in rough and inhospitable slate soils. Bush trained, each vine holds on its own against the harsh Priorat elements. Winemaking sees no new oak, larger barrels, restrained extraction, just as the monks would have done.
The project was born when David Forer, Toronto born, left his pharma career in San Fransisco to pursue a Master of Wine. He uprooted his family and they jumped on a plane to Barcelona, where he met his now business partner Franck Massard. Together they purchased Clos Salanca.
The vineyard had been organic for 20+ years and impeccably managed. Beyond that, the oldest vines on the plot were planted in 1915, which is unheard of in most of Europe.
Now, 6 years into the project, they are moving towards regenerative agriculture: an ancient yet modern philosophy, which will regenerate the soil, sequester carbon and improve the microbiology of the land.
The wines are nothing short of ethereal, cerebral and hedonistic.
Price: $130/p (+ tax and gratuity)
630pm - Arrival
645pm - Sit down for dinner
930pm - Estimated end time
Wines to be Poured:
- Champagne reception
- Cap Blanc - 100% Old Vines Grenache Blanc
- Ciurana - 50% Grenache, 50% Carignan
- A Priori - 100% Old Vine Carignan
- Centurion - 100 year old Carignan Vines - pre-phylloxera
Shrimp and vegetable tempura
soy yuzu dipping sauce
passion fruit lulo hollandaise, puffed quinoa, chili oil, micro greens
Seafood and sausage paella
bay scallops, black tiger shrimp, tomato puree, fennel sausage, smoked paprika
Artisanal cheese selection
We will try to accommodate all dietary restrictions to the best of our abilities.