From Chambertin to Montrachet
A one-day wine tour in Côte d'Or
A private wine tour through Côte de Nuits & Côte de Beaune
Our wine tour “From Chambertin to Montrachet” will enable you to discover the two backbones of the vineyards in Burgundy: the Côte de Nuits and its great red wines and the Côte de Beaune and its incomparable white wines.
This wine tour has been designed exclusively for two people. Sitting comfortably in our Wrangler Jeep, we will drive you through the vineyard tracks. As we drive through the paths overlooking the vineyards, we will talk about oenology, observe the vegetative cycle in situ and vineyard work. Then we’ll talk about winemaking, maturation in oak barrels…about everything that gives the wines of Burgundy their reputation.
The morning (from 10 am to 1 pm) is dedicated to the Côte de Nuits where we taste 6 wines (3 1er cru wines and 3 grand cru wines) over 3 tasting stops at Corton, Vosne-Romanée, and Morey-Saint-Denis. According to your level of knowledge, we will initiate or hone your tasting techniques in order to appreciate fully the precious vineyards that surround us….
Returning to Beaune, you are free to make the most of your lunch break before setting off again to explore the Côte de Beaune (from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm). You’ll notice an evolution in the landscape with the vineyards spreading out more widely and an emphasis on white wines. Our trip through the Côte de Beaune will be punctuated by 3 tasting stops in Pernand Vergelesses, in Meursault, and in Chassagne Montrachet. You will taste 6 white wines chosen amongst a selection of 1er and grand cru wines.
/ WINE TOUR STEP BY STEP
10 am: Depart Beaune aboard our Jeep Wrangler (4x4). The first stop is on the hill of Corton with a view of 3 villages – Pernand-Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny. Tasting an Aloxe-Corton 1er cru Les Lollières and a Corton Grand Cru Les Bressandes.
Then off to Nuits-Saint-Georges via the Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits for a landscape reading.
We go towards Vosne-Romanée to view the entire Côte de Nuits to Dijon and the localization of different grands crus from Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. From the top of the hill we have a view of La Tâche, La Grande Rue, La Romanée, Romanée Conti, Romanée Saint Vivant, Richebourg, Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot and its castle. Tasting a Vosne Romanée 1er cru les Chaumes and a Clos Vougeot Grand Cru.
We continue our exploration with the villages of Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-Saint-Denis, accompanied by a Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru les Charmes and a Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru.
We then arrive at the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin and its nine grands crus.
1 pm: Back to Beaune by the D974 by the different villages mentioned.. 1 ½ hour break
2.30 pm: Back to the Hill of Corton to enjoy a Pernand Vergelesses 1er cru Sous Frétille and a Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru.
Then towards Beaune in the heart of the Clos des Mouches for a landscape reading of the vineyards of Beaune, Pommard and Volnay.
We go then to Monthélie to reach a new point of view above all to admire Meursault in the Côte de Beaune and a part of the Côte Chalonnaise.
We continue our exploration of the greatest white wines in the world with the village of Meursault, accompanied by a Meursault 1er cru Perrières and a Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes.
We go then to the Hill of Montrachet to study its five grands crus: Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet, Criots Bâtard Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet. We taste a Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Les Vergers and a Criots Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru.
Back to Beaune by the D974 by the different villages mentioned.
Each tasting stop is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the position and characteristics of vineyard plots classified as premier cru or grand cru, to study the vine, the grapes, different cultivation techniques (maintenance, pruning, treatments...) while improving your tasting technique.
On appointment. 10 am to 1 pm and then 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
390 € per person. Only for 2 people