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Chassagne Montrachet
Oct
13
5:00 pm17:00

Chassagne Montrachet

  • Les Clos

The village of Chassagne Montrachet lies on the border between the Cote d’Or and the Saone et Loire departments, cut off from the rest of the Cote de Beaune. As its name suggests, the appellation claims a share of the famous Montrachet grand cru vineyard. Chassagne produces lovely white wines that can rival those of Puligny Montrachet, yet it also produces some very good red wines too. The whites seem somehow more relaxed, vaguely softer and less edgy – full and firm, less definitive perhaps than those of Puligny, but with a better grip than the majority of Meursaults.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2010 ($68)
  • Michel Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean 2009 ($88)
  • Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2011 ($148) 
  • Jean-Noel Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2010 ($128)
Puligny Montrachet
Sep
29
5:00 pm17:00

Puligny Montrachet

  • Les Clos

Puligny Montrachet is regarded by many as the greatest white wine commune in the Cote d’Or. While it is considerably smaller than either of its two neighbors, the village can boast two of Burgundy’s six white wine grand crus in their entirety. The wines of Puligny Montrachet are taut, with a greenish-gold color, high acidity and long aging potential – they portray a floral elegance alongside a stylish, steely concentration. The very finest of the premier cru vineyards stretch from the edge of the grand crus towards Meursault. The expression of terroir here seems somehow more sharply etched than elsewhere – the fruit is defined and powerful, yet restrained at the same time.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Ramonet Puligny Montrachet Les Enseigneres 2011 ($78)
  • Paul Pernot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Garenne 2013 ($88)
  • Louis Carillon Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gain 2009 ($98)
  • Sauzet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Canet 2013 ($148)
Meursault
Sep
15
5:00 pm17:00

Meursault

  • Les Clos

Meursault is the largest village in the Cote de Beaune, with a history dating back to Roman times. Its wines have historically been rich and savory with nutty, honeyed hints and buttery, vanilla spice from the oak. However today, when so much is bottled by the growers themselves, and the fashion for individual cuvees from single vineyards has its strongest expression here in Meursault, there are many more interpretations of the appellation than previously. Most obviously, there is a noted divide between the mineral wines from such hillside vineyards and the fleshier wines from the valley floor. Even though it is considerably larger than its southerly neighbors Chassagne and Puligny, Meursault contains no grand crus. Its three best premier crus, however produce some of the region’s greatest whites – full, round and powerful, that can age very well.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Joseph Voillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Cras 2010 ($80)
  • Ballot-Millot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2011 ($88)
  • Joseph Drouhin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2012 ($108)
  • Dominique Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots 2010 ($148)
Volnay
Sep
1
5:00 pm17:00

Volnay

  • Les Clos

The finest and most elegant red wines of the Cote de Beaune are grown in Volnay, a village that is often compared to Chambolle Musigny for the high chalk in the soil and comparatively low clay content. Whereas in earlier times Volnay was made in a particularly light, early drinking style, these days there are many wines that will age extremely well. There are a large number of very fine and dedicated growers in the village, and the wines they produce are the epitome of elegance and delicacy, the most fragrant and seductively feminine expression of Pinot Noir, with an emphasis on persistence rather than power..


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2010 ($148)
  • Joseph Voillot Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2010 ($98)
  • de Montille Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds 2012 ($128)
  • Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d'Or 2010 ($88)
Pommard
Aug
18
5:00 pm17:00

Pommard

  • Les Clos

The most powerful red wines of the Cote de Beaune come from Pommard, where complex soils with a high proportion of iron-rich clay produce deep-colored, relatively tannic wines, characterized by weight more than elegance. Some of the most gloriously pure wines of Burgundy are being produced here today – dark-hued, robust in character and capable of long aging. Pommard has for long had a high reputation for its wines, though it has never had any grands crus.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Nicolas Rossignol Pommard 2012 ($68)
  • Pousse d'Or Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollieres 2010 ($98)
  • Joseph Voillot Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens 2010 ($108)
  • de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots 2011 ($128)
Beaune
Aug
4
5:00 pm17:00

Beaune

  • Les Clos

Beaune is very much the center of the Burgundy wine trade, where many of the grand traditionalnegociants are based – each of these has historic premises inside the city walls have a winemaking center somewhere just outside. For centuries, this has been the place from which these wine shippers ruled Burgundy, owning most of the best vineyards in the appellation. Beaune wines should be all about the fruit, either richer or more graceful depending on the location of the vineyard – the best sites are hose mid-slope and in the center of the commune, on the slopes above the town itself.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Michel Lafarge Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots Blanc 2010 ($72)
  • Nicolas Rossignol Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2009 ($68)
  • Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge 2010 ($88)
  • de Montille Beaune 1er Cru Greves 2012 ($78)
Nuits St. Georges
Jul
21
5:00 pm17:00

Nuits St. Georges

  • Les Clos

Situated roughly halfway between Beaune and Dijon, the small town of Nuits St. Georges is the commercial center of the Cote de Nuits. The commune has more premier cru vineyards (thirty-eight) than any other appellation in Burgundy, yet it has no grand crus. The wines can be stimulating. A good Nuits St. Georges, even a villages level bottling, should be a rugged wine when young – tannic, robust, richly concentrated and unbending. These are wines of structure and scale, built for aging and rewarding those who wait with an earthiness different from any other.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale Blanc 2009 ($108)
  • Jean Grivot Nuits St. Georges Les Charmois 2011 ($78)
  • Hudelot-Noellat Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers 2012 ($88)
  • Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Proces 2010 ($118)
Vosne Romanee
Jul
7
5:00 pm17:00

Vosne Romanee

  • Les Clos

The small commune of Vosne Romanee is often regarded as the brightest star in the Cote de Nuits, producing very fine wines that have an extraordinary intensity of fruit which manages to combine power and finesse – the best examples balance depth and richness with elegance and breeding. In addition to the top climats and great terroirs in Vosne Romanee, there are also a very large number of estates, from the large and majestic to the discreet and modest, which produce excellent wine. The distinctive style of these wines projects the velvety texture for which the appellation is famed, along with a pronounced earthy and spicy expression of terroir – rich, austere, sensual, masculine and aristocratic.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

  • Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee 2012 ($58)
  • A.-F. Gros Vosne Romanee Clos de la Fontaine 2012 ($88)
  • Bruno Clavelier Vosne Romanee Les Hauts Beaux Monts 2011 ($98) 
  • Bruno Clair Vosne Romanee Champs Perdrix 2012 ($115)
Vougeot
Jun
22
5:00 pm17:00

Vougeot

  • Les Clos

Most of the wine produced in this small village comes from a single grand cru, the famous Clos Vougeot. The vineyard in its present form dates from 1336 (when it was first planted by monks of Citeaux), although it was not until the following century that it was entirely enclosed by stone walls. Vougeot lies between two appellations whose wines epitomize finesse, power and grace. Within the commune, there are also villages and premier cru vineyards that produce wines similar in structure to Chambolle Musigny.


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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

Wines to be featured:

    • Vougeraie Vougeot 1er Cru Clos Blanc de Vougeot 2009 ($88)
    • Hudelot-Noellat Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots 2012  ($88)
    • Joseph Drouhin Clos Vougeot 2010 ($178)
    • Camille Giroud Clos Vougeot 2013 ($158)
    Chambolle Musigny
    Jun
    9
    5:00 pm17:00

    Chambolle Musigny

    • Les Clos

    The wines of Chambolle Musigny have long been admired, producing the most delicate and elegant examples in the Cote de Nuits – their power derives not from size and concentration, but from a coordination of flavor and finesse. Though slightly larger than Morey St. Denis in the extent of its vineyards, the village is compact, with fewer than twenty producers. There is a distinctive expression of terroir, which comes from an unusually abundant presence of limestone. Chambolle Musigny’s wines may be light in structure, but they are still quite intense, showing the beautiful perfume of Pinot Noir more radiantly.


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    $55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

    Wines to be featured:

    • Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle Musigny 2012 ($59)
    • Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Chambolle Musigny 2012 ($138)
    • Georges Roumier Chambolle Musigny 2012 ($138)
    • Frederic Magnien Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Borniques 2012 ($98)
    Morey St. Denis
    May
    26
    5:00 pm17:00

    Morey St. Denis

    • Les Clos

    Morey St. Denis is sometimes overlooked between its two famous neighbors, but its wines are of equal class, combining elegance and structure. Over half of its total area is classified as either premier cru or grand cru vineyards. The overall standard is excellent, with an unusually high-minded cadre of growers. The wines offer a suppleness and delicacy that make them some of the most elegant in Burgundy. Although rarely heavy, they tend to be so well balanced and full of character that they age far longer than one might suspect.


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    $55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

    Wines to be featured:

    • Tortochot Morey St. Denis 2012 ($35)
    • Ponsot Morey St. Denis Cuvee des Grives 2012 ($78)
    • Lignier-Michelot Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Les Chenevery 2007 ($98)
    • Georges Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussiere 2012 ($158)
    Gevrey Chambertin
    May
    5
    5:00 pm17:00

    Gevrey Chambertin

    • Les Clos

    Gevrey Chambertin is the largest wine producing village in Burgundy, and can boast nine out of the twenty-four Cote de Nuits grand crus. Its classic expression is deep in color, firm-bodied and tannic in structure – rich and masculine, but with a touch of the fleshy and the exotic. It can be a bit unyielding in youth, but generous all the same. There is a pronounced earthiness, the degree of which is amplified as you go up the hierarchy of vineyard sites. The best wines can develop into the most complete and long-lived Pinot Noir examples in the world, largely due to the iron-rich clay soils, depending on whether the vineyard is located on either the steep slopes or the rich soils.


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    $55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.

    Wines to be featured:

    • Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2009 ($178)
    • Frederic Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles St. Jacques 2013 ($60)
    • Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines 2005 ($98)
    • Joseph Roty Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Fontenys 2010 ($190)

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