While half the world marvels at the ever increasing prices of the grands crus from the Côte de Nuits, the rest of us are appreciating the magical wines of Volnay just a few miles to the south.
These wines have a capacity to age which belies their initial elegance. In the eternal Burgundian battle between limestone and clay, it is the limestone which has the upper hand.
We shall explore the various Monopoles from top producers such as (but not only) the Marquis d’Angerville’s famous Clos des Ducs, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or’s Clos de la Bousse d’Or (Jasper has some good stories to tell about that one) and Domaine Michel Lafarge’s Clos du Château des Ducs.
We will cover the outstanding terroirs of Caillerets, Clos des Chênes, Taillepieds and Santenots-du Milieu, while making sure to include some notable contenders such as Chevrets and Champans. There is almost going to be too much to enjoy, just as there was with our Meursault Masterclass last year.
We will taste:
2012 Clos de la Cave, Thomas & Jean-Marc Bouley
2015 Clos de la Rougeotte, Domaine François Buffet
TBC Clos du Verseuil, Domaine Y Clerget
2015 Clos de la Chapelle, Dom de la Chapelle
2010 Clos de la Bousse d’Or, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or
2009 Clos du Château des Ducs, Domaine Michel Lafarge
2009 Clos de la Cave des Ducs, Benjamin Leroux
2009 Clos des Ducs, Marquis d’Angeville
2012 Chevrets, Domaine Henri Boillot
2009 Caillerets Bouchard Père & Fils
2009 Taillepieds, Domaine de Montille
2014 Clos des Chênes, Domaine Michel Lafarge
2010 Santenots-du-Milieu, Domaine des Comtes Lafon
Monday 24th February
St James’s Room
18:30 welcome drink on arrival
19:00 Masterclass to begin
£250.00 per ticket