Apr 17, 2011

And now for White Burgundy!

Next month (May), we get to taste Burgundy - always wine lover's dream! - and this time it will be white Burgundy.  Unlike buttery and oaky New World Chardonnays, white Burgundy is generally crisp and acidic, and those wines aged in oak show only a subtle touch of the wood. White Burgundies produced in 2004 are considered a not-to-be-missed vintage as it was an excellent year across Burgundy for whites.  In 2004 many producers opted not to produce any reds; however the same producers are raving about their whites.

We'll be drinking 8 rare 2004 white Burgundies from the Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chablis and St. Aubin communes and from some of the greatest producers in the region.  Some highlights include: Domaine Latour-Giraud, with its rich history dating back centuries, using a lot of bâtonnage (stirring the lees in the barrels) for body, texture and a rich, nutty taste; Domaine Henri Boillot, which produces mainly premier crus on its 13 acres estate and is considered one of the best sources of fine wine in the Cote D’Or; and Domaine Leflaive, run by Anne-Claude Laflaive, a visionary character, renowned in Puligny and considered among the best in the regions.

Hope you can join us!

Theme: 2004 White Burgundy (for more info about Burgundy & a list of the wines we'll be tasting)
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time: 6 PM
Where: U of T Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St., Toronto
Cost: TVC Members $76; Non-Members: $91 (NOTE: the price includes appetizers)
Register / Buy Tickets: http://www.onlineregistrations.ca/tvcevent5/
Join TVC or Renew Your Membership http://www.onlineregistrations.ca/torontovintners/

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