Oenological Lunch at Albert 1er Chamonix
Find Tasted Wines:
- Le Petit Clos 2007, Domaine La Colombe, Raymond Paccot
- Chardonnay Dolmen 2011, Domaine Belmont
- Côtes du Rhône Villages Massif d'Uchaux 2009, Cros de la Mûre, Eric Michel
- Saint-Emilion 1er Cru Classé 1998, Château Troplong Mondot
- Alsace 1er Cru Huebuhl 2007, Domaine Deiss
Tasted during the conference on the microbiology of soils.
At the occasion, le Petit Clos 2007 – a type of the Chasselas grape used in the Mont-sur-Rolle and produced by Raymond Paccot at his domain La Colombe in Vaud region, Switzerland – was tasted by everyone. Discover the Domaine La Colombe.
Mature enough like a peachy type of vine. The aroma invades your receptors with a seeded beautiful fruit. Pure and elegant at first taste with a rich and peachy flavour, lightly sparkling on the tongue (a definitive caracterisitic of Chasselas). This sparkling sensation is directly related to the sandy soil.
Unsurprisingly, this type of wine gets a little bit dry around the edges of the tongue and this is directly related to the clay soils.
The Chardonnay was served with a lobster hazelnuts and crême de pois and green sorbet (wow!)
Very rarely, this white wine is produced in the region of Cahors. The Chardonnay vines were planted following the recommendations of Lydia and Claude Bourguignon because the plot is on Kimmeridgian. Discover the Belmont area.
It smells and tastes toasted, white flowers. Pure.. With lemon taste, a Chablis style but with a sweeter taste.
This wine was served with a roasted duckling breast, well-done thigh, panisse niçoise, and olives juice.
Claude and Lydia Bourguignon have followed up the vine plantation process of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. A geological analysis has been perfomed. Discover le Cros de la Mûre.
The aroma invades your smell receptors with black fruits. A pure Mediterranean taste, “guarrigue” as they say in the Vaucluse, blackberry, thyme, lavender but it retains a touch of acidity to allow an enjoyable taste.
This wine was served with mature Saint-Nectaire cheese.
Another domain where Claude and Lydia Bourguignon have worked in order to improve the varities and tastes... Discover the Château Troplong Mondot.
Similar to a mature cabernet, slightly minty. Powerful and rich mouth taste, cherry, a little alcohol touch.
This wine was served with “une mirabelle en trompe l'oeil”, almond and Madagascar vanilla milkshake (thankfully somebody has snapped the dessert before it got eaten).
Jean-Michel Deiss is a friend of Lydia and Claude Bourguignon. This wine is slightly botrytised producing a perfect wine for desserts. Discover the Domain Marcel Deiss.
The aroma invades your smell receptors a mature, rich and sweet aroma, a very beautiful assiduity taste related to the clay soils on which the vines are planted. Sweet plums, seeded fruits reminding you of the bitterness of the almonds skin taste. Excellent!