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Burgundy Wine Tasting In January


It’s time to get started on that new year’s resolution: drink better wine. And what better place to start, than with a range of wines from one of the greatest wine producing regions in the world.

It’s always exiting to organise a tasting like this, but it’s difficult to decide where to start. Burgundy has a range of sub-regions, such as Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, and over 100 officially recognised (AOC) wineries. The most common grapes grown in Burgundy are Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, and Aligote, though a small amount of other varietals can be found. Wines are categorised into four types: regional, village, Premier (1er) Cru, and the most prestigious, Grand Cru. Some of the most expensive wines in the world originate from Burgundy.

For this tasting we’ll focus our attention on two winemakers: Jean-Claude Rateau and Jean-Marie Berrux. Both winemakers emphasise the importance of the terroir -- the unique sense of place found in their wines. They create natural wines (and unclassified Meursault) from grapes grown organically and biodynamically.

We’ll finish the night with a 2004 Volnay from Comte Armand, a famous vineyard which counted Benjamin Leroux as one of its winemakers before he started his own label.

When: Thursday 21 January, 6:15pm – 8:15pm

This event is SOLD OUT


Jean-Claude Rateau (Beaune) - AOC Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc 2014
Jean-Marie Berrux (Meursault) "Le Petit Têtu" 2013 No SO2
Jean-Marie Berrux (Meursault) "Le Têtu" 2013 No SO2
Paul Pillot Chasagne-Montrachet Les Mazures 2013
Jean-Claude Rateau (Beaune) - AOC Bourgogne Rouge 2014
Jean-Claude Rateau (Beaune) - AOC Beaune "Les Beaux & Bons” 2013
Jean-Claude Rateau (Beaune) - AOC Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressanes 2011
Domaine Comte Armand Volnay ‘Les Fremiets’ 2004

The Oak Barrel reserves the right to change the selection of wines, though this will only be done if it is absolutely necessary.

Paul Hervy, Wine Buyer

Paul Hervy