Last June Mr. Petronio offered a grand tasting of Burgundy & Rhône at Vilaviniteca (Barcelona, ES). Mr. Roberto Petronio is a writer, photographer and collaborator of "Revue du Vin du France", as well as the responsable for "Rhône and Côte de Nuits", for Classement guide.
The tasting took place in two consecutive days, and Mr Petronio showed his huge knowledge and his well refined senses to offer a real Master Class.
Côte de Nuits. The wines tasted are stunning, but above all the tasting is very interesting, fun and well structured, combining same zones with different vignerons, with same vigneron in different zones. Blind tasting. The wines: Domaine Georges Noëllat Vosne-Romanée les Beaumonts '11//Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée les Beaux Monts '11, Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin les Combottes '11//Domaine Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 1ºCru Per Capita '11, Domaine Trapet Chambertin '11//Clos des Lambrays '11, Domaine de la Romanée Conti Romanée Saint-Vivant '07//Domaine d'Auvenay Mazis-Chambertin '06... Finishing with a Domaine d'Auvenay Auxey Duresses les Clous '06. The Trapet Chambertin and Clos des Lambrays were simply excellent, but d'Auvenay Mazis-Chambertin was in other galaxy, flying above all with an incredible concentration and extreme finesse. The structure of the tasting was very useful, to end a white wine... impressive!
Same game but wider, less focused because the region characteristics. The wines: Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Hommage à Jacques Perrin '11//Domaine Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes '11, Guigal Côte Rôtie la Landonne '08//Chapoutier Côte Rôtie la Mondorée '06, Chave Hermitage rouge '06//Chapoutier Hermitage rouge l'Ermite '06, Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne Vielles Vignes '12//Chave Hermitage blanc '10... Finishing with a Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1969 (magnum). Hiperbolic comments come to our minds. The Cuvee Hommage was an impressive huge wine, excellent. In the high Rhône game, even if Chave was just terrific, l'Ermite was in a plus of finesse, both of them spectacular. And well, the Chave white... My God!
We're already waiting for the next!