Southern Burgundy: Côte Châlonnaise and Maconnais
Burgundy is a fairly small wine region in Central Eastern France, 115 miles from Dijon to Lyon but it has 4 subregions : Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune (both are part of the Côte d’Or), Côte Chalonnaise and Maconnais. Côte Chalonnaise and Maconnais lie in the most southern part of Burgundy. The wines are still made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (and some Alligoté) grown on the communes of Givry, Mercurey, Rully, Montagny, Saint Véran and the world famous Pouilly-Fuissé. But, their early drinkability and generally lower prices make them extremely useful for us. They are the best quality value wines in Burgundy for immediate consumption. The quality so much improved since the 80’s and they offer now perfectly consistent wines year after year. Really worth trying and buying without spending too much !
What you will learn during the tasting
Professional but not intimidating, Géraldine’s classes promise a better understanding of the world of wine
Wine Tasting techniques: how to taste wine properly- the 3 “s” rule: See, Smell, Sip. The useful vocabulary to describe wines
The characteristics of the wines from Southern Burgundy, the grapes they grow, the soil and the climate
Read a Burgundy label and understand the concepts of Terroirs
Appreciate the quality of the wine: Balance, complexity and length
…. and, of course, the most important: share quality wine tasting experiences in an enjoyable, educational, yet social setting!
Geraldine, WSET and Certified Wine Specialist, organizes Wine Tasting classes in the confort of her Parisian apartment in the heart of the 16th. Métro: Ranelagh.
5 to 6 high quality wines
Dinner with “entrée, plat, dessert”