Our go to was scheduled for 2 within the afternoon and would take two hours together with a tour of the unique wine press nonetheless used for particular events and a strolling tour underneath the previous metropolis of Beaune passing by Roman partitions, the cellars of the thirteenth century parliament, the thirteenth century Notre Dame collegiate church, and the cellars of the fifteenth century Dukes of Burgundy and Kings of France.
Our information Elisa knew her historical past in addition to her viticulture and we have been in protected palms deep down underground within the semi darkness for the primary thirty minutes of our tour. She recounted the extraordinary historical past and structure and archeological curiosity of those thirteenth and fifteenth century cellars which sit on the relics of Roman cellars within the third century and ahead to their continued storage use in our current instances.
All wines are saved right here for at the very least a yr in oak barrels ( the oak forest is owned by the household and so they make their very own barrels even for his or her vineyards in Oregon Portland!
As you stroll by the labyrinth of virtually 1 hectare you get an perception into what an in depth uncommon assortment lies underneath the home of Maison Drouhin. They solely account for 0.2% of the wine produced in France but subsequent week they’ll maintain the most costly wine public sale right here on this planet!!
Quickly it was time for some precise wine tasting and we have been in for a deal with! We have been supplied three Chardonnay’s after which three Pinot Noirs all in fact from the identical wine home.
We began left to proper. Our first was a Chablis premiere cru 2021. We have been the primary members of the general public to style this classic! It was fantastically gentle and crisp. Would pair nicely with oysters and mussels.
The second bottle was a Meursault 2019. It was exceedingly wealthy with intense oaky buttery flavours. Our third white was a 2019 Meursault Charme première cru. This was pure pleasure. Richer in flavour and extra full bodied than the earlier bottle and our favourite of the three.
It was time to style the reds. We began with a lightweight 2018 Cote de Beaune. Fruity and delicate it was a pure wine for consuming anytime. We moved on to the 2019 Clos dés Mouches ( Enclosure of the Honeybees)! This was a way more highly effective wine with construction and finesse. Lastly our third purple was the 2019 Nuits Saint Georges premier cru. This was a unprecedented wine which held its perfume within the mouth lengthy after we had imbibed! A winner and one of the best purple however in fact the most costly too! At €61 it was one for Christmas. Funnily sufficient thé clos des mouches was dearer as it’s far more restricted in manufacturing ( at €91). The Cote de Beaune was €41.
We have been additionally supplied a possibility to style the Marc de Bourgogne, the home eau de vie! That is made as soon as the grapes are pressed and distilled in oak barrels. It was extra like a brandy than a snaps and I’ll positively be on the look out for one more glass of Marc de Bourgogne later this night!
All in all an distinctive wine tasting expertise and now we have no hesitation recommending this home wines in your assortment. They ship everywhere in the world free for accounts over €400! E mail firstname.lastname@example.org.