BURGUNDY’s COTE d’OR Class and Tasting

Please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton, on Monday February 15th at 7pm for an over-the-top overview of the fine wines of Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. We will discuss the terroir and techniques that go into making high quality white and red Burgundies in the Cote d’Or as well as the hierarchical quality classifications of Burgundy (regional, village, premier cru, grand cru). We will taste six whites (1 regional, 2 village, 2 premier cru and 1 grand cru) and ten reds (1 village, 7 premier cru, and 2 grand cru). Together these very high quality wines offer an overview of the potential quality and styles of Burgundy’s most recognized and desired region –  the Cote d’Or. The class will include bread and a selection of fine cheeses to accompany the tasting.

Jessiaume Bourgogne Blanc 2013
Jessiaume Santenay les Gravieres Blanc 1er cru 2013
Vincent Latour Meursault les Pellans 2013
Albert Joly Puligny Montrachet Vielles Vignes 2012
Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Boudriotte 1er Cru 2011
Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2013

Cote de Beaune Red:
Jessiaume Rouge Santenay 2013
Ch. de Santenay Beaune Clos du Roi 1er cru 2013
Roblet Monnot Pommard les Arvelets 1er cru 2011
Pousse D’or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees 1er Cru 2011
Pousse D’or Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2011

Cote de Nuits Red:
Georges Mugneret Gibourg Nuits St. Georges les Chaignots 1er Cru 2011
Louis Trapet Petite Chapelle Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 2011
Michel Gros Vosne Romanee Clos des Reas 1er Cru 2011
Taupenot Merme Morey St Denis la Riotte 1er Cru 2013
Michel Gros Clos Vougeot les Grands Maupertuis Grand Cru 2008

Burgundy’s Cote d’Or will cost $120.00 per person cash ($126.32 regular). The course will meet at 7pm on Monday February 15, 2016 at l’Alliance Française. To reserve your spot, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or coburnsusan2@gmail.com.

L’Alliance Française is the French cultural center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., l’Alliance is on the southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).

As The Wine School at l’Alliance Française, Bear Dalton has been teaching Texans about wine since 1998. He has over 35 years of experience tasting (currently about 9,000 wines a year), drinking and enjoying, and working professionally with wine – including over 30 years experience teaching and writing about wine.

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