Friday, October 23, 2009

Burgundy Tasting for 14 (October 2009)

The wines of Burgundy are so amazing they required some good food to complement what we'd be drinking. Came up with a fairly extensive menu, but one that could be prepared beforehand. Only thing I forgot to thoroughly prepare for was the number of dishes we went through during the evening!

Gougeres w/ Gruyere
Peppery Cheese Crackers
Escargots Burguignon baked in Puff Pastry
Spiced Nuts
Cheese Plate
Rillettes of Pork with Dijon

Duck en Croute
Chicken in Mustard Sauce

Raspberries filled with Chocolate Ganache
Crème Brulee
Asstd Cookies
Mousse au Chocolat

Following are the wines consumed by 12 people over the course of the evening. We went through a surprising amount of white wine, but then it's appropriate considering white wine is 65% of Burgundy's production - something that really surprised me. Some truly great wines are produced in that region. I was fortunate to have some older wines in the basement (otherwise referred to as the 'cellar') - and while I was concerned how they had aged (entirely due to my nonchalant storage) they were an incredible opportunity to taste against the younger bottles.

Cost of the wines varied. Some of the whites we tasted were as inexpensive as $10-12, nothing was more expensive than $22. The range of prices does not include the cellared bottles, only one of which I could find a price for - the '96 Gevrey Chambertin could be found online for $180.

Blanc de Blancs Cremant de Bourgogne J P Berthenet

2007 Pouilly Fuisse Domaine Gilles Noblet
2007 Rully Vieilles Vignes Vincent Girardin
2006 Chardonnay Kimmeridgen Jean Marie Brocard
2006 St Veran Joseph Drouhin

2006 Brouilly Chateau de la Chaize
2006 Morgon Georges Descombes
2007 Fleurie Poncie Domaine du Vissoux
2006 Montagny 1erCru La Grande Roche Louis Latour

1996 Santenay Les Champs Claude Jean Pillot
1996 Gevrey Chambertin Les Combottes

2007 Pinot Noir Bourgogne Brocard

1 comment:

  1. HI Maggie
    Sounds like a delicious evening. Though we are sorry to miss these events, the AZ weather more than makes up for the loss :o)