Terroir, Nature, WInegrowers, Vrigny Montagne de Reims.
Louise, Isabelle, Edgar and Eric Coulon
Terroir, Nature, WInegrowers, Vrigny Montagne de Reims.
The enchanting terroir of Pernand Vergelesses is a MUST-KNOW for any lover of red & white Burgundy.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!
Join us via Zoom on Saturday, May 16th @ 4PM as we welcome our great friend Neil Rosen, Grower Liaison @ Rosenthal Wine Merchant , for a DEEP DIVE into the enchanting terroir of one of the Cote de Beaune’s hidden gems, Domaine Rollin of Pernand-Vergelesses ! Overshadowed by the wines of Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée to the north, this “need-to-know” estate is easily worth a place next to the big names like Fourrier & Lignier to the north. Although “highly-allocated” and “value” are words that seem to never go together when it comes to great red & white Burgundy, Domaine Rollin truly embodies that sentiment. Their vineyards are located a stone’s throw from the grand cru of Corton-Charlemagne, making this unsung appellation a truly hidden gem in one of the most famous growing regions in the world.
What are we tasting? We will be discussing & tasting 3 red and 3 white wines from Rollin — from regional level to Premier Cru! You will be amazed at the quality of this estate —while kicking yourself that you weren’t aware of them sooner! This class will be filmed in its entirety LIVE but feel free to break it up into two parts (white burg and red burg) – as we will be recording it. It is also a perfect class for a Coravin!
- 2017 Rollin Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc
- 2017 Rollin Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc
- 2017 Rollin Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc “Les Cloux”
- 2017 Rollin Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge
- 2017 Rollin Pernand-Vergelesses Rouge
- 2017 Rollin Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru “Les Vergelesses” Rouge
2016 Guillaume Gilles Cornas Inky ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented cherry liqueur, blueberry and violet scents are complicated by hints of olive paste and cured meat. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering intense black and blue fruit, bitter chocolate and licorice flavors and a spicy touch of cracked pepper. The meaty quality comes back on […]
2017 Yves Cuilleron Ripa Sinistra Dark purple. Ripe blackberry, licorice pastille, smoked meat and potpourri scents are complemented by a powerful mineral overtone. Youthfully chewy and broad in the mouth, offering densely packed, mineral black/blue fruit liqueur, floral pastille flavors and a strong jolt of exotic spices. Finishes with repeating mineral and dark fruits notes, […]
2017 Domaine Lionnet Cornas Terre Brulée Inky ruby. Powerful, deeply perfumed aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, licorice and olive, along with a sexy floral overtone. Coats the palate with juicy blackberry, boysenberry, violet pastille and spicecake flavors, while a smoky mineral flourish adds vibrant lift. Chewy tannins shape an impressively long, mineral-accented finish […]
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