This class was planned as part of The Fine Wine Experience’s Burghound Symposium 2020, but due to Covid-19, we postponed the class and are bringing it to you virtually with Allen joining in from his home in Los Angeles. And after the class, we will enjoy lunch prepared by Chef Peter Teo and our team at Bâtard. We haven’t started serving lunch yet, so this is your sneak peek at what’s in store.
The three top villages for white Burgundy are Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. In this masterclass, Allen will explain the distinct qualities found in the terroir of these villages which is reflected in the wines. We will taste these defining characteristics as expressed through the benchmark producers for each village as well as through up and coming producers.
For Meursault, our understanding will be gleaned through tasting 1er Cru examples from Domaine Roulot and Domaine Michel Bouzereau. Then, for Puligny-Montrachet, Allen will discuss 1er Crus of Domaine Leflaive and Domaine Paul Pernot to show this village’s style markers. And for Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Crus from Domaine Ramonet and Château de la Maltroye will be our reference point.
If you’ve been wanting to learn more about white Burgundy to keep up with your friends who are drinking it more and more, this masterclass is one you don’t want to miss. You can also ask Allen the difference between ‘lieu-dit’ and ‘climat’, these often used terms in Burgundy, especially white Burgundy, that can be incredibly confusing. Come with your palate ready for an educational afternoon.
House-made Duck Rillette on Toast
Baked Sea Bass, Leeks, Beurre Blanc
Poached Chicken Leg, Pilaf Rice, Sauce Vin Jaune
Fresh Baked Madeleines, Chocolate Mousse
Here’s the list of wines for this masterclass:
2015 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Folatières’
2014 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Pucelles’ (Magnum)
2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Chalumaux’
2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Champ Canet Clos de la Jaquelotte’
2011 Domaine Roulot Meursault 1er Cru ‘Charmes’
2013 Domaine Roulot Meursault 1er Cru ‘Clos des Bouchères’
2016 Domaine Michel Bouzereau Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Genevrières’
2016 Domaine Michel Bouzereau Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Perrières’
2017 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Ruchottes’
2017 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Morgeot’
2017 Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘La Romanée’
2016 Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Dent de Chien’