Wine lovers who are going for gold usually head straight to Burgundy, where the world’s most subtly expressive Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs can be found, particularly in the region’s famous heartland, the Côte d’Or (the ‘Golden Slope’). If you’ve always been entranced by Burgundy’s sublime wines, but also slightly bewildered by the complexity of it all, then this is the evening for you. Wine Education Specialist Anne McHale, fresh from an ‘arduous’ visit to the region this year, will take you on a vinous tour from Chablis in the north right down to Pouilly-Fuissé in the south, via some of Burgundy’s top red and white wines in the Côte d’Or.
You will explore hierarchical differences between village, Premier and Grand Cru wines, learn about some of the region’s most famous growers and engage more closely with the intriguing concept of terroir which is such a crucial part of this complex but fascinating corner of France.
Wines to be tasted:
2010 Berrys' White Burgundy, Jean-Luc Terrier & Ch. Collovray
2010 Berrys’ Chablis, Domaine du Colombier
2008 Chablis Mont de Milieu, 1er Cru, Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin
2008 Chablis Vaudésir, Grand Cru, Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin
2007 Pouilly-Fuissé, ‘Fuissé’, Olivier Merlin
2009 Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-Yves Devevey
2009 Puligny-Montrachet, Sylvain Loichet
2009 Meursault, Les Grands Charrons, Michel Bouzereau
2007 Chambolle-Musigny, Charmes, 1er Cru, Patrice Rion
2007 Nuits St Georges, Chaignots, Nicolas Potel
2007 Volnay, Vieilles Vignes, Nicolas Potel
2007 Pommard 1er Cru, Domaine Comte Armand
2000 Latricières-Chambertin, Grand Cru, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet