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Wine tasting class “The Essentials”

Wine tasting class with 8 Burgundy wines

From Monday to Friday, at 11am, 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 one of our two tasting tables, 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? Etc…

Next, it’s time to taste. We begin with an initiation in the techniques of tasting, then a blind tasting of 8 wines, 2 of them are “grand cru” and all chosen from the four levels of appellations in Burgundy (whites and reds). 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, including Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise.

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 8 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, for both white and red wines.


White wines: Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2015 – Pouilly-Fuissé Sur La Roche 2019 – Saint-Aubin 1er cru Les Cortons 2018 – Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2013

Red wines: Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019 – Vosne-Romanée 2016 – Mercurey 1er cru Les Vasées 2018 – Corton Grand Cru 2017

Other informations

From Monday to Friday at 11am (duration: 1 ½ hours)

Price: 50 € per person. Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people

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