Wednesday Wine

Last week we began our tour of Burgundy with Terry, starting in Paris and working our way down through Beaune and Volnay ending up in the marvelous town of Puligny Montrachet. Today we will commence the shorter half of our tour in the towns of the Cotes de Nuit. Terry please lead the way.

If you would like to take the scenic route from Puligny Montrachet, you can head back through the town of Beaune and continue north to reach the towns in the Cotes de Nuit.  It is only about a 20 minute drive till you reach the first town of Nuits St. Georges.

Bruno Clavalier is the owner and winemaker of the Biodynamic winery Clavalier. The label is from the town of Vosne Romanee. His Les Beaux Monts is a single vineyard wine meaning the wines in this bottle can only come from that exclusive vineyard.

Once you pass through Nuits St. Georges, you will see the town of Vosne Romanée on the left side of the road; make any turn and follow the roads up into the vineyards to capture the history.  The lands date back hundreds and hundreds of years.  All planted with the Pinot Noir grape variety.

This beautiful picture overlooking the village of Vosne Romanee shows the particular vineyards in the foreground.

The famous vineyards of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are owned by Aubert de Villane and Magame Bize Leroy. This is the most sought after Domaine in the Burgundy world.

Margie and Johann are the proud owners of the Bistro de l’Hotel where you will be having a fabulous dinner.  Originally from Rye, NY this fine restaurant has become the hang out for all the fine producers in the region.  On any given evening you will see Henri Boillot, Monsieur Rousseau, Dominique Lafon and on and on.

After a charming evening of food and wine you get to walk a few blocks back to your chamber and enjoy a nice glass of rosé champagne at the bar of the Le Cep Hotel before turning in!!

Thank you Terry for our introductory trip to this fabulous region. I am sure there are many more adventures in Burgundy to be explored in the future here!!




13 thoughts on “Wednesday Wine

  1. Wow – how marvellous. It looks like you’re enjoying better weather than my husband in nearby Spain. Love France, French food, French style – very envious. Enjoy yourself and eat and drink like no-one’s watching!

  2. This wine route brings back so many incredible memories. We went to all of these towns and stumbled upon so many of these wineries. We knew nothing of wines years ago and we carried back 15 or so bottles (back in the day…) of wine. We had no idea we were bringing back such sought after wine labels. I’ll never forget that second introduction to France!!

  3. Wow..what an amazing place and I so would love to go there one day! Have a great one, my dear

    Ps: I’m hosting great summer GIVEAWAY later today! Don’t miss it:)

  4. I would love to take the scenic route through the Cotes de Nuit. Slowly winding through the small towns. Stopping to sip a delicious vintage. Thanks for another perfect virtual adventure!

  5. I am really enjoying your posts on the Burgundy wine region of France. It would be heavenly to take this trip. The area looks beautiful and I love the pictures of the vineyards and the little towns along the route. One day I will do this! In the meantime I get to be an armchair traveller and enjoy your delicious posts!

  6. Something else to learn about! I love finding out about a new red wine (my personal preference) Love the idea of feasting on wonderful food and wine and being able to take a stroll back to the hotel..thats living! You can see from the pictures why the lush region is so perfect for growing the grapes!

  7. Thanks to you my wine list is growing! Guess it is a good thing that it’s summer and that I’ll be entertaining on the Hamptons deck often through the season! I’ll know what wine to serve with which dish with my “Quintessence cheat sheet!”

  8. What a fun post! It brought back so many memories of our trip to France in 2001 when we drove from Paris down to Nice and stopped in so many of these small towns – it was the best trip I’ve ever been on! :)

  9. Where’s the sign up sheet?!!! I’m ready, willing and able to traverse the countryside in search of the perfect Burgundy!!!

    Love this and every wine Terry recommends!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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