VIRTUAL TASTING: Learn about the Terroir - May 2, 2021
Price includes 2 Day Air.
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May 2, 2021
3PM EST/12 PM PST
Hosted by Dennis Sherman, Stephen Lenahan and Greg Bothwell.
Many wine drinkers wonder about the effects that Terroir can have on a wine. Is it really that important? How much of an effect does it really have? For this month’s tasting Dennis, Stephen, and Greg will take two different wines from the same producer, the same commune but different vineyards and show you how the terroir can impact the flavor profile of a wine.
Some of the questions we will be addressing.....
* How Dennis met this producer and what he saw in his wines
* The history of Domaine Rebougeon
* The village of Pommard
* The specific plots and the vinification method
* The character of each wine
* The 2018 vintage
* The structure of each wine
* The drinking window of these wines and how they will age
* Other Elden Selection wines where you could explore terroir with friends and family.
Domaine Michel Rebourgeon Bourgogne Cote d’Or Rouge 2018
Expressive Pinot with both power and fruit: the power of the Pommard terroir with deep ripeness, An amazingly charming nose and a wine that drinks above its appellation.
Domaine Michel Rebourgeon Pommard ‘Cuvee William’ 2018
Average age of the vines is 100 years old. One of the parcels from which this family-named cuvee is produced is ‘La Vache’, which was one of the earliest vineyard replantations in Pommard after the phylloxera epidemic.
18 months in 100% new oak on a village appellation is radical, but the wine supports it. Clear, sweet oaky notes, melted into the density of the wine. Great linear tension pulls the minerality through from attack to mid-palate to finish. A masterful wine.