Virtual Burgundy May 21
Burgundy is one of the most famous wine-producing regions in the world, but its complex appellation system and premium pricing makes it difficult to explore.
In addition, the variability of Burgundian weather makes the selection of vintage equally important.
In our previous visit to Burgundy, we focused on the appellation system exploring North to South. This time we take a different approach as we look at some super wines from outstanding vintages and we also take in some “Cru” level Beaujolais, again from an outstanding vintage.
Join us as we explore this fascinating region over 3 weeks, with wines supplied by The Wine Society.
Week 1 – 21st May
2015 was a brilliant year in Burgundy, and the white wines of the region are now drinking superbly. We start in Viré-Clessé AC the neighbouring appellation to Pouilly-Fuissé for a rich, full-bodied, oaked Chardonnay.
Also from the 2015 vintage, our second wine is from Pernand-Vergelesses AC, an appellation in the shadow of its illustrious and famous neighbour Corton-Charlemagne AC. This wine is classic Cote de Beaune, elegant and voluptuous.
- Joseph Burrier, Viré-Clessé AC Quintaine 2015; Retail Price £16.00
- Domaine Remi Rollin, Pernand-Vergelesses AC 'Les Cloux' 2015; Retail Price £29.00
Week 2 – 28th May
Beaujolais is frequently a delightfully light wine, ideal for drinking slightly chilled on a summer’s day. However, some of the “Cru” wines of Beaujolais are a very different proposition, with traditional Burgundian wine-making techniques applied to the “humble” Gamay grape the results from a good producer can be astonishing and remarkable value for money.
The two Cru widely acknowledged to produce the most full-bodied and ageworthy wines are Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent and we sample both here. To throw in a further accelerant, 2018 was described as “the best vintage ever” in Beaujolais.
- Morgon AC Côte du Py, Château des Jacques 2018; Retail Price £25.00
- Moulin-à-Vent AC Clos du Grand Carquelin, Château des Jacques 2018; Retail Price £25.00
Week 3 – 4th June
Finally, we give the two most famous appellations in the Cote de Nuits a chance to show what they can do. 2012 was a “classic” vintage with good ageing potential so we can see how these wines have developed. Nuits St George and Gevrey-Chambertin; it doesn’t get much better than this! As someone recently remarked to me, “This is not Pinot Noir, this is Burgundy!”
- Domaine Jean Chauvenet, Nuits-Saint-Georges AC 2012; Retail Price £30.00
- Domaine Maume, Gevrey-Chambertin AC en Pallud 2012; Retail Price £42.00
For this tasting, all the wines will be supplied by The Wine Society. Because this is a membership-only organisation, uniquely we will arrange for the delivery of the wine ourselves. This means that you can simply place an order for the course, including the wines, and we will arrange delivery to your home address.
Please allow a minimum of 7 days for delivery of the wine.
This event will stop taking orders on Friday 14th May
Price: £255 (including all 6 wines listed above) *
*In the event that a particular wine is out of stock we will ensure it is replaced with the closest possible alternative wine.
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Fri 21st May 2021 at 7.30pm
Duration: 1 Hr
Venue: Online via Zoom (Link sent via email)