MW Wines Burgundy Education Sessions
Love Pinot Noir but are a bit confused by Burgundy wines? Don't know Volnay from Vosne-Romanee?
MW Wines are thrilled to announce the first of this year'sBurgundy educational series, athree part programme focusing on the villages, hierarchy and vintages of Burgundian red wines. The sessions will be led by Managing Director, Nick Stamford. A Burgundy wine enthusiast and avid collector and taster, Nick visits Burgundy almost every year to meet producers and taste samples from barrel and bottle to assess the best of the vintage for himself and his clients.
Nick is always interested in sharing his knowledge and passion for all things Burgundy, and these sessions are designed to facilitate this sharing in a casual, open manner, always with a glass in hand. The sessions are aimed at anyone who enjoys Pinot Noir from here or abroad, but to this point has not stepped on to the slippery slope of trying to understand one of the world’s most fascinating and complex wine regions.
The sessions will be held at the Recreation Hotel, 162-170 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North from 6:30 to 8:00pm and will include some light charcuterie. “The Rec” is one of our favourite additions to Melbourne’s dining scene, with fantastic, wine friendly food, a great wine list and a BYO wine policy ($20 a bottle, anytime they are open). We strongly encourage attendees at these sessions to book a table for dinner afterwards, bring a bottle of wine and invite some friends (as we will be doing!).
Session 1 - The Villages - Tuesday 20 March $100 pp
We will explore some of themost important villages for Red Burgundyfrom the Cote de Beaune and the Cote de Nuits. This will be an excellent introduction to the concept of terroir.
2012 Domaine Marc-Antonin Blain Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge
2012 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Pommard
2012 Benjamin Leroux Volnay
2012 Domaine Bouchard Pere et fils Beaune du Chateau 1er Cru
2012 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes
2012 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Vosne-Romanee
2012 Domaine Hubert Lignier Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
2012 Domaine Hubert Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis 'Tres Girard'
2012 Domaine Humbert Freres Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
Session 2 - The Hierarchy - Tuesday 17 April $150 pp
The hierarchy of Appelations in Burgundy starts at the Regional level and goes up through Village to Premier Cru and finishing with Grand Cru at the pinnacle. In this session we will explore these differences in three brackets of three wines as follows:
2013 Domaine Robert Chevillon Bourgogne Rouge
2013 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St.-Georges Vieilles Vignes
2013 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Chaignots’
2011 Domaine Francois Lamarche Vosne-Romanee
2011 Domaine Francois Lamarche Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru ‘Croix Rameau’
2011 Domaine Francois Lamarche La Grand Rue Monopole Grand Cru
2010 Gerard Raphet Morey-Saint-Denis
2010 Gerard Raphet Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru 'Millandes'
2010 Gerard Raphet Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Session 3- The Vintages - Tuesday 15 May $150 pp
What happened in 2010 to makeit one of the most highly regarded vintages in recent history? Why are 2011 and 2007 thought of as lesser quality (but great for current drinking)? We will taste through the following wines while learning all about vintage differences and discovering where your personal preference lies.
2015 Dom. Bouchard Pere & fils Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus'
2014 Dom. Bouchard Pere & fils Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus'
2013 Dom. Bouchard Pere & fils Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus'
2012 Dom.Bouchard Pere & fils Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus'
2011 Dom. Bouchard Pere & fils Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus'
2010 Dom. Bouchard Pere & fils Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus'
2009 Dom. Bouchard Pere & fils Beaune 1er Cru 'Greves Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus'
2008 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Cherbaudes’
2007 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Cherbaudes’
2006 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Cherbaudes’
Each of the sessions is strictly limited to 12 attendees.Priority is given to anyone booking for all three sessions at the discounted price of $370 per person.
Payment in advance is required to confirm your place.Payments are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your place in which case a full refund will be provided.
To book your place simply return the attached form firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our team on 03 9419 6990