Free tasting | Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 4-6PM
Come explore new, and older, Burgundies with us led by charming Greg from AP Imports!
Domaine Château de Pierre Clos, Macon-Pierre Clos (2015), $26
Oh, Chardonnay, Burgundy would be ever so lost without you! Besides the lesser grown grape variety Aligoté, Chardonnay is the only white grape grown in Burgundy and proves its mettle by delivering savory, stone fruit wines to our palates. This one, from organic winegrowers Anne Francoise and Jean-Marie Pidault is no different. After being aged on its lees for nine months, this Chardonnay has bracing minerality, almond and lively pear notes.
Domaine des Clous Pinot Noir, Bourgogne (2014), $24
The 25-year-old winemaker at Domaine des Clous, Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume, has winemaking in his soul after being the 6th generation in his family to make wine in Burgundy. Jean-Baptiste brings that intuition to these handcrafted wines that follow the lunar calendar to guide the growth of the vines. After being grown on clay and limestone soil, this Pinot Noir is filled with elegance, a brush of tannins, and a mouthful of rhubarb and cherry fruit.
Domaine de la Ferte, Givry (2015), $28
The Devillard Family's Pinot Noir is full of panache – slightly rustic and lean, with edgy, dry cranberry and cherry notes that confidently bloom in your mouth. If you want a great example of approachable Pinot Noir from Burgundy, than this is the bottle to get!
Domaine Bryczek Chambolle-Musigny (2013), $45
The story of Georges Bryczek, the founder of this Domaine, is one that should be told at night and basked with firelight with glasses of delicious red Burgundy in hand. In the early 1950's he started his own winery and strived to create the best representation of the terroir. In 1979, satisfied at last with his work, he made a pilgrimage to Rome and had an audience with Pope Jean-Paul II, presenting him with what Georges considered to be his best wine. Impressed, the Pope blessed the wine, the estate and gave Georges permission to name the wine he had tried Cuvee du Pape Jean-Paul II. While this bottle isn't the Pope's blessed wine, one shouldn't shy away from such dedication! This Pinot has silky tart cherry, blackberry, and plum notes.
Domaine Gracieux Chevalier, Cremant de Bourgogne (NV), $24
Look no further for an exciting bubbly! This Cremant (a Champagne method sparkling wine from France but outside of the Champagne region) is satisfying to pop or to saber. For first time wielders, here's a how-to in sabering by Alton Brown! Once you have it open, enjoy the dry, toasty almond notes and light bubbles!