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Burgundy Masterclass: Village, Premier, and Grand Cru comparisons
April 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine presents an evening of legendary wines to learn about Burgundy
Burgundy Masterclass: Village, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru comparisons
Flight One: White Burgundy, featuring a village level, a Premier Cru, and a Grand Cru side by side.Flight Two: Red Burgundy, featuring a village level, a Premier Cru, and a Grand Cru side by side.
The best way to learn about the impact of terroir in the legendary area of Burgundy!
Of all the wine regions of the world, Burgundy holds the charm and attention of wine experts the most. Why? Quite simple, really. Burgundy produces many of the best, most legendary, and most complex wines of the world.
It’s the region where terroir reigns. Where one tiny parcel of land can contain more geological pockets than you can imagine. It’s the region where the village level wines, the Premier Crus, and the Grand Crus have been delineated for thousands of years.
It’s also one of the most difficult regions to understand, but that’s where the Burgundy Masterclass comes in.
Join us to discuss a historical overview of the region (focusing on the Cote d’Or) going back to Roman times. From there we will cover the impact of World War II on the area, including a brief discussion on the “Champagne Campaign” and how the region was saved from destruction.
A majority of the class will be to help decipher and understand the complexities of the region’s geography and how it relates to the labeling system. We will cover in detail each village of the Cote d’Or (moving logically from south to north, and white to red). Examples from top regions and producers will be tasted, including Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines. This will be an exemplary selection of incredible wines, many of which are rarely available to taste.
Particular discussion will focus on the premier regions of Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet, Nuits-St.-George, Volnay, and Aloxe-Corton. (Note: this class focuses on the Cote d’Or, and does not go into detail on Chablis, the Cote Chalonnaise, or Beaujolais.) We will learn what makes these regions different, producers to seek out in particular regions, the best vintages of the areas, and more. Most importantly, we will discuss how to shop for Burgundy to get the most bang for your well earned buck.
This class will be comprehensive and intensive, and we will taste outstanding wines that will help define for you exactly why Burgundy is one of the most coveted wine regions in the world. Seating is extremely limited!