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Wine tasting class « The Essentials »

Wine tasting class with 7 Burgundy wines

From Sunday to Friday, at 2.30pm, enjoy a  wine tasting class lasting 1 ½ hours. “The Essentials” offers you an excellent introduction to the wines of Burgundy. This wine tasting class will enable you to make the most of the vinous discoveries that will certainly mark your stay in Burgundy and to put into practice your tasting techniques.

Around our tasting table or in our 10th century cellar, we will look at « the essentials » of the oenological and viticultural knowledge necessary for an understanding of Burgundy and its prestigious wines: the geography of the vineyards, the hierarchy of the appellations, geology and soil, grape varieties… We will reply to your questions: why are the wines different even though they are made from neighbouring parcels of land? Why do we find the 1er and grand cru wines in the middle of the slopes?

Next, it’s time to taste. We begin with an initiation in the techniques of tasting, then a blind tasting of 7 wines, one of which is a grand cru (3 white wines and 4 red wines), all chosen from the four levels of appellations in Burgundy. To give you a wide overview of the wine region, we have selected wines from estates in the different Burgundian wine growing areas, from Chablis to Mâcon.

The wine class « The Essentials » in detail

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)

Blind tasting of 7 wines (no influence of the label). The wines are from different areas in Burgundy with a selection of “regional”, “village”, “premier cru” and “grand cru” appellations.

Example:

White wines: Saint Véran 2016, Givry 1er cru Galaffres 2014, Puligny Montrachet 2014

Red wines: Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits 2015, Monthélie 2010, Rully 1er cru Champs Cloux 2015, Corton Grand Cru les Paulands 2014

Other informations

Every day (except Saturday) at 2.30 pm (duration: 1 ½ hours)

Price: 35 € per person. Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 peopoe

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