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VIRTUAL TASTING: Saint Romain Region - September 12, 2021

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Virtual Tasting
Septembmer 12, 2021
Hosted by Dennis Sherman, Stephen Lenahan and Greg Bothwell.

This month’s tasting we are going to open up two bottles from the region of Saint Romain. We'll be comparing two different producers from this region, Capitain Gagnerot and Domaine Germain. This is a tasting you won’t want to miss.

* How Dennis met this producer and what he saw in his wines
* The history of Domaine Germain and Capitain Gagnerot
* The Cote de Beaune
* The specific plots and the vinification method
* 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 Germain Pere et Fils Saint Romain Blanc 2018
With admirable yields (45hl/ha), this Saint Romain white is taken seriously right from the start. Add 30% new oak and 8-9 months of aging and batonnage, and you get a very classy Chardonnay with the unique and superbly subtle Saint Romain minerality, full, rich and dense, with elegant floral notes, good acidity in its youthful charm. We found this wine on a restaurant list in Santenay and were so impressed we went the next day and became friends with the producers. An excellent bottle.

Capitain-Gagnerot Saint Romain 'Au Bas de Poillange' 2018
This parcel of Saint Romain ‘Au Bas de Poillange’ is relatively new to the Maison Capitain, and it has become the pet project of Patrice’s son, Pierre-Francois, who works with strict organic methods. What’s most interesting is that the Capitains know well the minerality of the Corton Mountain.  But this Saint Romain is something all its own.  Floral with racy stony freshness.  It’s a tiny production of about 3000 bottles a year.

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