BURGUNDY: Chablis, Gevrey & Pommard PLUS a Blind
It's NOT often that I open white wines, but when I DO, it's Burgundy. We're going to start the evening off with a white burgundy flight - CHABLIS, 3 different vintages so we can gauge what age does to chardonnay. ONE of these come from a single 254-acre grand cru vineyard which is divided into seven parcels - we're tasting Val de Mer from Bougros - YES, you should come in!
The Cote de Nuits is the spiritual home of Pinot Noir which makes up 90% of its production. One of its commune appellations is Gevrey-Chambertin, one of my favorites and I've selected FIVE from 2008 - 2015 for your wine tasting pleasure.
The Cote de Beaune is KNOWN as a white wine region, although a bit over half of its production is actually red. Pommard will be our focus from this commune of which 4 lucky wines will be featured. I dare you to defy your taste buds.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERECE - This our new feature at the barrel table and tonight the challenge is - Can you tell the difference between four wines? No, no, not what's the grape, not new world vs. old world, not what region. Simply, can you tell the difference between a $25 bottle, a $50 bottle, a $75 bottle and a $100 bottle? It's a blind tasting of course. Perhaps it's NOT so simple after all. Think you can do it? LET'S FIND OUT
I'll see you on Tuesday ~David~