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 special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark sits down with Joseph Bouchard of Château de Poncié in Fleurie, Beaujolais. They discuss the history of the winery, the terroir, and sample s few wines. Wines tasted in this episode are the 2014 & 2015 Château de Poncié Fleurie Le Pré Roi and the 2015 Château de Poncié Fleurie La Salomine.
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.