We are honored to get Jean-Marc out of the cellar and onto Zoom for a discussion about all things Burgundy and all things Roulot! Roulot is widely considered one of the greatest producers of white wine in the world today, and we cannot wait to drink through a sample of the Roulot portfolio, concluding with an afternoon tipple of the new Roulot l'Abricot!
Both an esteemed Domaine and a Negociant of the highest quality, Domaine Joseph Drouhin has long rendered an extensive range of exceptional wines. Joseph Drouhin began his Negociant business in 1880, and his son began buying land to own in 1918, beginning with the estate’s renowned Beaune Clos des Mouches. Currently at the helm are four siblings representing the fourth generation of the Domaine: Frédéric, Laurent, Philippe and Véronique. The vineyards are managed biodynamically and, since the 2009 vintage, bear the ECOCERT organic certification. We are honored to be joined by Véronique Drouhin, who will guide us through both whites and reds from this prestigious and prodigious estate with wines from Oregon and Burgundy on Friday, May 1st!
The Feraud family has been involved in the vines of Châteauneuf du Pape since the late 1600s, managing vineyards and selling bulk wine to top negociants, saving only the best and bottling it for the family as Cuvée Reservée, still the name of today of the estate’s standard cuvée. It was not until 1987 when the brilliant Laurence Feraud joined her father that the Feraud family officially created the Domaine du Pégau, an old Provençal term for an ancient jug used for wine. Laurence grew the estate quickly, which, in turn, financed the expansion of the Domaine to over 40 hectares in Châteauneuf. The multiple cuvées focus on Grenache made traditionally with no destemming and indigenous yeast fermentation. Laurence is a fountain of knowledge about wines of the Southern Rhône Valley, and we are thrilled to discuss her wines on Friday, May 8th.
Domaine de Montille carries one of the greatest histories in all of Burgundy. Based in Volnay since the mid-1700s, the Domaine held the many of the most treasured parcels throughout the Côte d’Or, including Musigny, Les Amoureuses, and, of course, the top sites in Volnay, totaling 12 hectares of Pinot Noir. Through many twists and turns of history and inheritance, many of these vineyards were sold, until, in 1947, Hubert de Montille took over the Domaine, determined to stop the erosion that had caused the 12 hectare estate to shrink to only three. Etienne, Hubert’s son, has worked alongside his father since 1983, taking full control of the estate in 2001, practicing organic and biodynamic farming with a judicious use of whole cluster fermentation. Etienne returned the Domaine to the Côte de Nuits in 2005, purchasing the famed Vosne Romanée Les Malconsorts, which he has since developed a sub-parcel, nestled next to La Tâche, in honor of his mother, Christiane. It will be a pleasure to share a few glasses with Etienne who is always great company, and who also has one of the best perspectives in all of Burgundy on Friday, May 15th!