Our « One Day Tasting » is an intense wine tasting class with 12 wines including 6 grands crus.
It gives you an overall and complete view of the wines of Burgundy and of what makes their reputation.
In the morning (from 11am to 1pm), we look at the key elements of oenology before starting on the methodology of wine tasting through tasting exercises. These exercises will enable you to disassociate flavours and aromas, to discuss your sensations and how to interpret them. Your progress in understanding the wines of Burgundy will enable you to find your way through a vast and complex array of wines, but above all to analyse what you find seductive or not in a wine…
Armed with this knowledge we will begin tasting 6 wines produced exclusively in the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits: 3 white wines and 3 red wines tasted blind, village and 1er cru appellations.
The afternoon (from 3pm to 5pm) is dedicated to 33 grand cru wines from Burgundy! Using maps and photographs projected onto a large screen, our oenology class concentrates on grand cru wines and the geography and geology of the exceptional parcels of land that produce them. Next there is a blind tasting of 6 of the 33 Burgundian grand cru wines, 4 reds and 2 whites. This prestigious tasting will complete and refine what you have learnt during the morning and you will never look at Burgundy wine in the same way!
« One Day Tasting » 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 recognise the aromas in wines
Exercise to recognise 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
Knowledges: Focus on the 33 grands crus in Burgundy: their location, specificities…
Blind tasting of 6 grands crus (2 white wines & 4 red wines).
White wines: Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2013
Red wines: Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2011, Corton Grand Cru Bressandes 2013, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2015, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2011
Every day (except Saturday) 11 am to 1 pm and then 3 pm to 5 pm
Price: 165 € per person. Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people