From Chablis to the Côte d’Or: whites from Burgundy

Saturday 6 December 2014
from 17h00 to 19:00
NH Hotel du Grand Sablon
Rue Bodenbroek 2/4 1000 Bruxelles

Burgundy, a myriad of “appelations” split between many “domaines”, “négociants” and co-operatives…  Not easy to simply explain the huge differences in style between villages or crus, though the grape used for the great whites is only one, the “Chardonnay” (alike the Pinot Noir for the reds). This well-known grape, one of the most widely planted in all continents, originated in Burgundy and has a particular ability to reflect its terroir and benefit from oak.

But from the lean, steely Chablis to the riper-fruited Maconnais and finally the complex wines in the Côte d’Or, what makes Burgundy the object of great passion of so many wine-lovers?

How comes that such a northern climate and its hazards, including spring frost, summer hailstorm, and not rare rainfall at the vintage time allows for the production of wines that are among the best worldwide?

Some say it is the famous Burgundian terroir, others refer to the traditional winemaking know-how, including barrel fermentation, barrel ageing, and contacts with lees, others are conquered by the incredible mix of elegance, complexity and longevity especially in the premium Burgundy.

Let’s get together to discover the right answers to these questions by enjoying the following fine Chardonnay’s white wines:

  • Bourgogne, domaine Marc Morey, 2011
  • Chablis, Patrick Piuze, 2012
  • Chablis Premier Cru “Forêts”, Patrick Piuze 2012
  • Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes, Girardin, 2011
  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Premier Cru En Vivandot, Domaine M. Morey & Fils 2008
  • H. Germain CH-Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot 1999 

The tasting will be held in English and Italian by two sommeliers graduated from the Italian Association of Sommelier-AIS.