A wine tasting class between tasting room and vineyards
Sensation Vin offers, with its “One Day Prestige”, an in-depth discovery of the wines of Burgundy.
In the morning (from 11am to 1pm), we look at the key aspects of oenology before starting on tasting methodology through tasting exercises. These exercises will enable you to disassociate flavours and aromas, to discuss your sensations and to interpret them. Then we move on to a blind tasting during which you will compare 6 wines produced exclusively in the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits. You will taste 3 whites and 3 reds, village and 1er cru appellations.
In the afternoon (from 3pm to 5pm), we will show you the fascinating world of the Corton hill. By yourselves with Céline or Damien, you will wander through the vineyard tracks of the Corton hill, comfortably seated in their Wrangler Jeep. As you drive through the different paths, with the best panoramic views over the vineyards, we will talk about oenology, the vegetative cycle, and the work in the vines; we will observe the implantation of the vines and the appellations in situ. You will taste 3 red wines, a village appellation, a 1er cru and a grand cru.
« One Day Prestige » in detail
11 am to 1 pm
Knowledges: review of the essentials of Burgundy: the wines from Burgundy & the grapes, the geography, the AOC system, how to read a label
Introduction to wine tasting: the techniques of tasting: visual, olfactory and gustative examination
Exercise to recognize the aromas in wines
Exercise to recognize the flavours in wines
Blind tasting of 6 wines (no influence of the label) from the two prestigious areas Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits (level village and 1er cru)
White wines: Savigny 1er cru Vergelesses 2015, Puligny Montrachet 2015, Meursault 1er cru Les Charmes 2004
Red wines: Santenay 1er cru Grand Clos Rousseau 2015, Nuits Saint Georges 2014, Pommard 1er cru les Charmots 2011
3 pm to 5 pm
Depart Beaune aboard our Jeep Wrangler (4×4) to explore vineyards of Hill of Corton. With several stops through the villages Pernand Vergelesses, Aloxe Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny, you benefit from panoramic views. Right in the middle of vineyards you taste 3 red wines to illustrate the differences between village, 1er cru and grand cru.
Tasting of Aloxe Corton Clos de la Boulotte, Aloxe Corton 1er cru La Coutière & Corton Grand Cru Bressandes.
Every day (except Saturday) 11 am to 1 pm and then 3 pm to 5 pm
Price: 185 € per person. Minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people