Tasting with J.C. Rateau (Burgundy) - Friday 30th of August

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Tasting with J.C. Rateau (Burgundy) - Friday 30th of August


Joining us on a Friday night in our tasting room will be Jean-Claude Rateau, one of the legends of Burgundy. We will be trying all current releases plus a couple of back vintage wines. There will also be nibbles on the night and live music.

  • Time: 6:30 till 9:00 pm

Wines on Taste:

  • Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc 2017

  • Beaune Villages Blanc - Clos des Mariages 2017

  • Beaune 1er Cru Blanc - Les Coucherias 2017

  • Vin Orange de Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2015

  • Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge 2017

  • Beaune Villages Rouge - Close des Mariages 2017

  • Beaune Villages Rouge - Les Beaux & Bons 2017

  • Beaune 1er Cru Rouge - Les Reversees 2014

  • Beaune 1er Cru Rouge - Les Bressandes 2011

About J.C. Rateau: In the 1970s, Jean-Claude first started exploring biodynamic farming in his back garden, growing food. So when he decided to become a winegrower in 1979, taking over the family holdings, there was no question about it, everything began with biodynamic production. Jean-Claude has, therefore, the honour of being the very first wine grower in Burgundy to work under biodynamic principles. His part of the walled vineyard “Clos des Mariages” is the first and therefore oldest biodynamic parcel of vines in all of the Cote d’Or.

The 2 ha of family vineyards have been completed with a further 6 ha under long-term rental. The domaine makes wines predominantly within AO C Beaune, with some Hautes Cotes and one parcel in Gevrey Chambertin. Jean-Claude also bottles a 100% Pinot Blanc (authorised in the AO C but rarely practiced) and blends small amounts of the Pinot cousins (Blanc/Gris) into some reds and whites. The AO C Beaune and 1er Cru red wines of Jean-Claude are of stunning fruit purity, which marry perfectly the feminine and masculine qualities of great pinot noir.


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