In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark sits down with Edouard Parniet of Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent in the Moulin-a-Vent appellation of Beaujolais. This is the last interview from Mark’s trip to Burgundy. It was a great way to end his trip with a chateau in the shadow of the famed windmill.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark visits what is considered one of the top wineries in Chablis, William Fèvre. Nicholas Thomson, Assistant Commercial Sales Assistant, was kind enough to spend a couple hours of his afternoon to take me on a tour of the winery and taste a few of the wines. I was able to talk to him about some of the Grand Cru vineyards I explored that morning also.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark interviews Cécile Blanchardon, Chargée de Relations Extérieures at Bouchard Père & Fils. She was kind enough to take me on a tour of the cellars in the Fortress including the “inner sanctum” of their oldest wines. We tasted through several reds before getting the camera rolling to taste a selection of white wines.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark sits down with Laurent Pillot of Domaine Fernand et Laurent Pillot. The Doamine is in the Chassagne-Montrachet AOP. During the interview they sample two of the wines from the Domaine. The first being the 2015 Domaine Fernand et Laurent Pillot “Le Chene” Chassagne-Montrachet. The second wine is the 2015 Domaine Fernand et Laurent Pillot “Le Vergers” 1er Cru Chassagne-Montrachet.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark visits Domaine Antonin Guyon in Savigny-les-Beaune. He sits down with Hombeline Guyon daughter of Dominique Guyon. Hombeline was a gracious host and showed me around the facilities. She even had me taste a great selection of wines in the cellar. Since it was pretty dark down there, and I don’t bring my lights on these kinds of trips, we went to her office for the interview. We had to make a fairly short interview as the time allotted for my visit was almost up. I appreciate all the time Hombeline gave to me for a truly educational visit. Afterwards I spent some time at the Hill of Corton where Guyon has a few vineyards. I’ve included pictures of the area in our interview.
Mark is back with his annual Thanksgiving Day Special after skipping last year. Honestly, I forgot I didn’t do one. Mark does 3 wines he purchased from SommSelect. He bought a Thanksgiving Day 6-pack from them, but is breaking up the 6 pack in to two sets of 3. One for Thanksgiving and the other for Christmas. First up is the 2012 Dirler-Cade, “Belzbrunnen,” Riesling. Next is the 2015 Domaine Delarche, Pernand-Vergelesses “Les Combottes.” Finally Mark reviews the 2014 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot, Passetoutgrain AOP. Just a correction to what he said as far as the proportions for the third wine, he said it was a 50/50-mix of Pinot Noir and Gamay. At the time he was pretty sure that wasn’t correct, but he got that info from a merchant website for the wine. The SommSelect tasting notes state 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Gamay. Both information is for the same wine and vintage. I’d tend to trust a Master Sommelier over someone else however.
In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark does his first trial of tasting a wine under the Coravin Cap versus the same wine freshly opened. He also talks about some of his experiences in Burgundy.