Wine Tasting Classes
From Chambertin to Montrachet
A WINE TOUR IN COTE DE NUITS AND COTE DE BEAUNE WITH A TASTING OF 20 GRAND CRU AND PREMIER CRU FROM BURGUNDYOur wine tour “From Chambertin to Montrachet” will enable you to discover the two backbones of the vineyards in Burgundy: the Côte de Nuits and its great red wines and the Côte de Beaune and its incomparable white wines.
This wine tour has been designed exclusively for two people. With Céline or Damien, sitting comfortably in their Wrangler Jeep, you will drive through the vineyard tracks. As we drive through the paths overlooking the vineyards, we will talk about oenology, observe the vegetative cycle in situ and vineyard work. Then we’ll talk about winemaking, maturation in oak barrels…about everything that gives the wines of Burgundy their reputation.
The morning (from 9.30am to 1pm) is dedicated to the Côte de Nuits where we taste 10 wines (5 1er cru wines and 5 grand cru wines) over 5 tasting stops at Corton, Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne Romanée, Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin. According to your level of knowledge, we will initiate or hone your tasting techniques in order to appreciate fully the precious vineyards that surround us….
Returning to Beaune, you are free to make the most of your lunch break before setting off again to explore the Côte de Beaune (from 2pm to 5.30pm). You’ll notice an evolution in the landscape with the vineyards spreading out more widely and an emphasis on white wines. Our trip through the Côte de Beaune will be punctuated by 5 tasting stops in Pernand Vergelesses, in the heart of the Clos des Mouches in Beaune, in Monthélie facing the vineyards of Meursault, in Saint Aubin and in Chassagne Montrachet. You will taste 10 wines (7 whites and 3 reds) chosen amongst a selection of 1er and grand cru wines.
WINE TOUR STEP BY STEP9.30 am: Depart Beaune aboard our Jeep Wrangler (4x4). The first stop is on the hill of Corton with a view of 3 villages - Pernand Vergelesses, Aloxe Corton and Ladoix Serrigny. Tasting an Aloxe Corton 1er cru Les Valozières and a Corton Grand Cru Bressandes.
Then off to Nuits Saint Georges via the Hautes Côtes de Nuits to enjoy a Nuits Saint Georges 1er cru Saint Georges.
We go back towards Vosne Romanée to view the entire Côte de Nuits to Dijon and the localisation of different grands crus from Vosne Romanée and Vougeot. From the top of the hill we have a view of La Tâche, La Grande Rue, La Romanée, Romanée Conti, Romanée Saint Vivant, Richebourg, Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot and its castle. Tasting a Vosne Romanée 1er cru les Chaumes, an Echezeaux Grand Cru and a Clos Vougeot Grand Cru.
We continue our exploration with the villages of Chambolle Musigny and Morey Saint Denis, accompanied by a Morey Saint Denis 1er cru Les Ruchots and a Bonnes Mares Grand Cru.
We then arrive at the commune of Gevrey Chambertin and its nine grand crus. We taste a Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Combottes and a Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru.
1.00 pm: Back to Beaune. 1 hour break.
2.00 pm: Back to the Hill of Corton to enjoy a Pernand Vergelesses 1er cru Sous Frétille and a Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru.
Direction Beaune and Pommard to enjoy a Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches and a Pommard 1er cru Les Charmots.
We return to Volnay and Meursault with 2 stops at Volnay on the edge of the wood before returning to the area of the "Santenots" where both red and white cohabit. We enjoy a Volnay 1er cru Santenots and a Meursault 1er cru Santenots. We reach a new point of view above all to admire Meursault in the Côte de Beaune and a part of the Côte Chalonnaise.
We continue our discovery of the greatest white wines in the world with the villages of Puligny Montrachet and Saint Aubin, accompanied by a Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne and a Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Combes.
Only a few hundred meters separate us from the Hill of Montrachet to which we go to study its five grands crus: le Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet, Criots Bâtard Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet. We taste a Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot Clos Pitois and a Criots Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru.
5.30 pm: Back to Beaune by the D974 by the different villages mentioned.
Each tasting stop is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the position and characteristics of vineyard plots classified as premier cru or grand cru, to study the vine, the grapes, different cultivation techniques (maintenance, pruning, treatments ...) while improving your tasting technique.
Every day (except Saturday)
9.30 am to 1.00 pm and then 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
9.30 am to 1.00 pm and then 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Only for 2 people
495.00€ TTC per person