Tasting Blog: Day Twelve

DAY TWELVE  |  Beaune, Vosne-Romanée | 6.17.16


No new tastings today, but a full day of events. We spent the morning with the visiting Boston Chapter of the Chevaliers du Tastevin — we visited domaine in Beaune whose vines are in Pommard, and did a fascinating 10 year vertical of the Pommard, stretching back to 2005.

In the afternoon we met up with the Chevaliers again, this time in Vosne-Romanée, where Michel Gros took us on a tour of his vines at the Clos Vougeot. After explaining the history of the Clos and the effect of the subtle variations in soil content, slope, and exposition, we headed back to the domaine for a tasting. We began with a sample of 2015 en fut, and then continued on with a horizontal tasting of Vosne and Nuits 1er crus in 2012, and then a vertical of the Monopole Vosne 1er cru Clos des Réas. For a finale, a 2005 Clos Vougeot, from the plot we stood in an hour before: an personal and enjoyable tasting for all.

For dinner we visited “La Buisonnière,” and had one of the best meals of the trip. Chorizo boudin noir, ris de veau, and souris d’agneau. Jura tomorrow.