When thinking about the most famous vineyards within the Côte d’Ôr, it is all too easy to only consider famed plots such as Montrachet, Musigny and Richebourg.
A similar thought process regarding producers is likely to yield names such as Roulot, Ramonet, Rousseau, Lafon, Leflaive, Coche-Dury, Romanée-Conti (together with many others). Yet this tasting served as a timely reminder that there remain many other great (but less-fashionable) vineyards in the Côte d’Ôr, together with very important producers such as Bouchard Père & Fils, Bichot and Chanson.
This tasting was billed as ‘A journey through Beaune masterclass’ and was led by winemaker Frédéric Weber and Cyrille Harmel, export director for Maison & Domaines Henriot.
The aim was to promote the premier cru vineyards which surround Beaune – climats which are often (wrongly) overlooked in the context of the Côte d’Ôr but offer discerning Burgundy enthusiasts exciting terroir-driven wines at much better values than many of the more renowned names.