Cost: $30 per person (each date, credit card number required at time of registration. The night of the tasting please check in at the restaurant front desk to confirm your attendance.)
For Milwaukee – tasting hosted Bacchus Restaurant, Milwaukee, please call 414-765-1166 or email PatrickErdman@bartolottas.com to register.
Maybe you’ve tasted its wines and know their intense power that is sensually coupled with grace and ageability. Or maybe you’ve heard wine geek friends describe experiences with Burgundy that seem to be heaven-sent rather than poured from a bottle. Whatever your experience – for Master Sommeliers and beginning connoisseurs alike – we want to pour enough amazing Burgundy into your glass that it makes you, too, a Burgundy believer.
Yet for as much as we love Burgundy, the Burgundians don’t always make life easy. The labels are a study in confusion. The vineyard designations are complex – there are something like 22,000 of them! The wines can be unexplainably hard in their youth, to the point of consternation. And being all of that – they can be prohibitively expensive, too.
Resolution of these problems is a tall order for any tasting. But I’m sure that together, we can succeed. We’ll proceed in flights of wine. Our opening flight is a discussion of the human factor in Burgundy – how it relates to the labels and purchasing, and how the winemaker can influence the final taste of the wine. In the second flight, we explore the pyramid of label designations through an escalating sequence of wines. And in the final flight, we examine the fine distinctions among minute parcels of vineyards across some of the best communes in the region.
For committed Burgundy lovers and new Burgundy friends alike, this is a tasting not to miss.
Wines to be tasted:
2015 Louis Jadot Bourgogne Rouge $19.99
2016 Domaine Parent Selection Pomone $34.99
2017 Domaine Guillemard-Clerc Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay “Les Parties” $24.99
2015 Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin $59.99
2015 Drouhin Nuits Saint George $64.99
2016 Bouchard Premier Cru Les Cailles Nuits Saint George $119.99
2017 Guillemard Clerc Puligny Montrachet Les Enseigneres $59.99
2015 Domaine Rapet Aloxe Corton $49.99
2013 Domaine Grand Cru Corton Clos du Roy $119.99
2017 Domaine Andre Bonhomme Vire Clesse Les Pierres Blanches $24.99