with a guided tasting on the theme of
“It is the Burgundian expression of the notion of “Terroir”. “Climats” are precisely delimited plots that enjoy particular geological and climatic conditions which, when combined with traditional working practices and translated by the two grape varietals – Pinot Noir for red wines and Chardonnay for whites have given rise to an extraordinary patchwork for world renowned wines, ranked according to a hierarchy.”
beyond the 32 Grand Cru, there are only 684 Climats of Premiers Crus.
potentially reduces my study time in half as otherwise I might have
the over 1200 Climats across all levels of appellation! When one reader
wrote “I ONLY drink French and Italian
wines!”, I thought this was
specifically due to the superior quality of these wines. Now I wonder
if the actual reason is that they don’t have enough
free time to drink and
study more than this! :)
WEINGARTEN “Cliff Notes” Summary
know more? E-learning available at “Discovering Burgundy
& VALUE is the focus of the WEINGARTEN wine blog. Many wines
in their own backyard, but when I evaluate a wine, one key judgment is:
I would drink (and buy) it in
“These wines are made not be
but tasted and appreciated.”- David Moreau
Irene felt the best value wines were from Santenay. Her favorite winery was David Moreau. Specifically, their Santenay 1st Cru Clos des Mouches 2009 ($50) Curvee “S” (Special). What to accompany the delicious fruit of these 75 year old vines? Irene claims it is the perfect wine to drink with chocolate chip cookies!
For me, the
most interesting tasting was comparing two otherwise identical 2008
Nuits Village wines from Domaine Henri
one with stems and one without (Viola odorata). I was
definitely prefer the stronger character of the former coming from not
desteming for vinification. I also found their Eschezeaux
Grand Gru 2008
and Ladois 1st Cru la Corvee 2008 ($80) both
lovely artisanal wines.
Their Motto: “Choose freedom radically.”
No wonder I liked their wines!
Possible apologies to Shaw.
WINE EDUCATION Review #1 http://www.afund.com/wine/nywine.html