Wine Review: 2019 Domaine Eleni et Edouard Vocoret Chablis “Les Pargues”

About last night…. 

During my meeting last night, I discover this stunning wine …

what an adventure in a glass!

2019 Domaine Eleni et Edouard Vocoret Chablis “Les Pargues”

Pale yellow colour, impressive nose of orange and lemon zest, the palate is lean and fresh, good ripeness of fruit with lovely mineral though out – develops steadily as it warmed up, long length. A stunning wine!

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94/100

The École des Vins de Bourgogne announce “New Immersive Tasting Workshops”

The École des Vins de Bourgogne is now offering four new workshops at the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin in Dijon.

These four innovative workshops will offer a visual, audio, and a gustatory experience.

Price ranges: €20-€29

Time: 40 minutes to one hour

Maximum number of participants: 18

All courses are open to people with mobility issues

 

  • An Introduction to wine tasting: Decode the techniques and vocabulary of wine tasting and learn how to describe a wine in terms of how it looks, smells, and tastes.

Three wines, €20 per person

  • The Impact of vintage: This workshop explores the bearing a vintage might have on a wine, and explores single varietal cultivation, typical in Bourgogne, how a wine changes over time, and aging potential.

Three wines, €20 per person

  • Bourgogne Terroir Wines: Learn about the notion of terroir in Bourgogne through grape varietals, winegrower expertise, the hierarchy of the 84 appellations, and the Climats.

Four wines, €20 per person

  • Food and Wine pairings: Explore the diversity of Bourgogne wines by pairing them with local gastronomy. Tasting of five wines with five regional specialties.

Five wines, €29 per person

For more information and to register, visit the École des Vins de Bourgogne website at https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/

If you are currently traveling through France, drop by……bookings are now open!

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Cru Bourgeois Classification Raises the Environmental Bar

L’Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc announced this week, by press release, that it has significantly raised its environmental standards.

Route des Chateaux, Vineyard in Medoc, amous wine estate of Bordeaux wine, Gironde, France

from the next reclassification exercise (in 2025), all wineries designated crus bourgeois will be required to have demonstrated HEV Level 2 environmental certification. Those seeking classification at Supérieur and Exceptionnel level will be required to have HEV Level 3 certification.

In addition, from 2022, all properties seeking to use their crus bourgeois certification will need to present their wines in bottles that weight no more than 390g (a 22% decrease in the current maximum bottle weight).

The organization states: “with sustainability in mind, the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has shifted to bottles with less weight. The classification was eager to become a part of the global movement towards more sustainable bottling and packaging, as championed by the famous wine critic Jancis Robinson”.

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France Adds A New Appellation – Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun

The village of Laudun in the Côtes du Rhône is set to become its own AOP likely by its 2023 vintage, following decades of lobbying.

News emerged last week after officials from France’s national appellations body, the INAO, presented their findings on the move back in December and following a vote by local winemakers.

The next step will be a public inquiry by the INAO in the three communes that make up the Laudun production area in order to establish the official area of production (which will cover over 1000 hectares (2500 acres). The appellation is expected to be formally inaugurated in June this year although the title will likely not be seen on labels until 2023.

“It will be the conclusion of a great undertaking,” Luc Pélaquié, head of the Laudun winegrowers’ union, told regional newspaper Midi Libre. “I salute the hard work and spirit of the winegrowers who have labored for the future of local viticulture.”

The Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun title encompasses the communes of Laudun, Saint-Victor-la-Coste et Tresques in the Gard department on the right bank (west) of the Rhône, north of Lirac and Tavel, and over the river from (and to northwest of) Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Vineyards in Laudun currently cover around 560 hectares (1400 acres).

The region is known for being one of the largest producers of white wines of the Villages. Laudun whites, predominantly from Grenache Blanc and Clairette (although Viognier, Bourboulenc, Marsanne and Roussanne may also figure) make up around a quarter of all production in the area.

Reds are predominantly blended from Grenache and Syrah, with the former being just proportionally larger in terms of overall vineyard plantings. Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault can also figure in minor proportions.

In total, the region produces just under two million liters of wine a year through 18 wine estates, six cooperative wineries and 18 négoce operations. Over half of all Laudun production is sold in retail outlets in France while a quarter of production is exported to UK, China/Hong Kong, US, Belgium and Sweden.

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161st Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Auction – November 21st, 2021

On the occasion of the 161st edition, the profits from the sale of the charity auction “Pièce des Présidents” will be donated to two associations that work to support women’s causes:

  1. The National Federation for Women’s Solidarity, sponsored by French actress Jeanne Balibar, works to combat violence against women; and
  2. The Curie Institute, sponsored by French actor Pio Marmaï (seen in the movie Back to Burgundy), supports medical research against breast cancer.

In addition to supporting charitable causes (established in 1978), the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction also enables investments to be made to meet the health needs of the region, namely the improvement of medical equipment and the modernization of infrastructures. The completion of the reconstruction of the Philippe le Bon Hospital represents an investment of 70 million euros spread over the next 6 years.

This is the first time the Hospices de Beaune has partnered with Sotheby’s and will be presenting 349 barrels for sale:

293 barrels and 2 half-barrels of red wine

56 barrels and 3 half-barrels of white wine

The 148th Fête des Grands Vins de Bourgogne brings together some 700 estates, producers and cooperatives, who will be offering their latest vintage for tasting. In total around 3,000 wines will be on offer.

Auction Details
Date: Sunday 21st November
Time 2.30pm – 161st Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Sale
Location:  Halles de Beaune, Place de l’Hôtel Dieu, Entrance B for journalists and others – (invitation only)

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