Held at the restaurant that Wine Spec recently named Paris' best, Les Climats (Paris' 7th arr), this tasting showcased gorgeous Burgundian wines that often don't get enough attention...
I'm talking Irancy, Saint-Bris, Chitry, Epineuil, Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Tonnerre, Aligoté and Irancy.
These are delightful drinking wines and I especially found the Chitry (white) to be the kind of wine to serve when you are welcoming guests for brunch, lunch, an early supper or simply getting together with a few girlfriends to enjoy some wine and cheese and good company. It is light, refreshing and ever so drinkable.
For the reds, the Coulanges-la-Vineuse (which is also produced as a rosé and as white) is all Pinot Noir, true to its Burgundian roots. But its taste profile offers softer tannins. A good find and one worth discovering. It's also worth keeping in mind that the crémant de Bourgogne is a top-notch product in terms of bubbly and offers a wonderful alternative to its more famous cousin.
In these photos you will see a few of the hard-working wine producers from these relatvely unsung parts of Burgundy which, are, nonetheless, only an hour and a half from Paris. A good point to keep in mind when planning your next wine escapade.
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