VIRTUAL TASTING WITH Elden Selections
Not available for shipping to: AK, AR, DE, HI, MI, MS, RI, SD, UT
RESERVE BY OCTOBER 15, 2021 to ensure delivery
November 7, 2021
3PM EST / 12PM PST
Hosted by Dennis, Stephen, and Greg
Saint Romain is one of those hidden gems villages of Burgundy. It is often overlooked because it sits to the west of the Golden Triangle of white wines in the Cote de Beaune. The village is centered around an impressive rock outcrop, with a magnificent view out over the Saone River valley and across the vineyards below.
Saint Romain is notably higher (at between 350-410 meters) and cooler than the rest of the Cote d’Or, these vineyards have the potential to produce a style of Burgundy all their own. With a very interesting mix of geologic strata based on lias from the earliest Jurassic period, we get swirls of limestone and marl, notably calcaire actif that is particularly interesting for Chardonnay and produces a specific minerality completely different from other zones of white Burgundy production.
Two great wines to explore plus some fascinating topics we will discuss:
• What is the style of wine and terroir of Saint Romain
• What makes Saint Romain different from another appellation
• The history of the winemaker
• The winemaking style and techniques of Domaine Germain
• The 2018 vintage
• And much more
Order your Saint Romain Duo, and we will ship to have your package arrive prior to the event. Our team will email you the Zoom Meeting link the Wednesday prior to the tasting. At this tasting, we will present two wines. The Virtual Tasting Duo includes one bottle of each:
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.
Domaine Germain Père et Fils Saint Romain 'Sous le Château' 2018
This Saint Romain red is from perhaps the best-known vineyard in the appellation: Sous le Château’. And with one taste you will understand its justified reputation. Here’s a Pinot that is startlingly charming in its youth. Fresh, clean and delicious. Round, not a hint of green. Full, juicy fruit explodes with youthful acidity. What a mouthful. And then, there, behind all this immediate pleasure, comes a structure which tells you that you want to save a few bottles of this for the future. But that might be hard to do, given the way it’s drinking today.