BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM

Burghound Symposium

We are thrilled to be able to now launch our Burghound Symposium 2020 programme. This intense, but varied collection of masterclasses and dinner events, combines fun with the chance to gain or to deepen your understanding of Burgundy. We are flying leading Burgundy critic and writer Allen Meadows (and “Mrs. Burghound" too!) to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai to lead events in this programme.

Allen Meadow’s 2020 China programme is exclusive to The Fine Wine Experience.

There is much to learn about this complex yet rewarding fine wine region of Burgundy. Allen’s expertise, his complete fluency in the subject, and his ability to teach, to lead, and to moderate discussion offer much to both the novice and the experienced aficionado.

We have also spent many months meticulously sourcing just the right bottles – the right vineyards, vintages, and domaines with the right provenance – to show top level Burgundy in its diversity and depth.

Hedonism and learning combined! 

The programme takes in a range of subjects with a nicely varied selection of cuisines at leading dining venues in three cities. Yet all this is scheduled within a short enough space of time, that both locals and international guests alike can schedule any selection of events, or indeed the entire programme into their diaries.

This year we are joined by a number of leading Burgundians in each city to enhance the experience –

Hong Kong: Christophe Perrot-Minot & Marit Lindal (Domaine Perrot-Minot) and Guillaume Rouget (Domaine Emmanuel Rouget)

Beijing: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian Clerget & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Frédéric Lafarge (Domaine Michel Lafarge), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet) and Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent).

Shanghai: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Pierre-Vincent Girardin (Pierre Girardin), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet) and Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent).


HONG KONG: 16th-19th March 2020 (Monday to Thursday)

16th MARCH (Monday)

GROWER DINNER: Domaine Emmanuel Rouget - Echezeaux, Cros Parantoux & Beaumonts
庄主晚宴: 胡杰酒庄,夜丘之珠

with special guest: Guillaume Rouget

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong
Tickets: HKD 14,800


17th MARCH (Tuesday)

MASTERCLASS: Understanding Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet & Chassagne-Montrachet and What Makes Each Unique
大师班: 勃艮第的白酒圣殿 ─ 默尔索,普里尼 ‧ 蒙哈榭及夏沙尼‧蒙哈榭

with special guest: Allen Meadows

Time: 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Venue: The Fine Wine Experience Shop
Tickets: HKD 1,880


18th MARCH (Wednesday)

GROWER DINNER: Perrot-Minot - Chambertin & Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
庄主晚宴: 皮瑞米諾酒莊,香贝丹与香贝丹‧贝日 特级园

with special guest: Christophe Perrot-Minot

Time: 7 PM
Venue: China Tang Landmark
Tickets: HKD 6,000


19th MARCH (Thursday)

RARE WINE DINNER: 1990 Burgundy, Thirty-Years On
珍稀晚宴: 1990年勃艮第,三十年的回望

with special guests: Allen Meadows

Time: 7 PM
Venue: The Upper House Hong Kong
Tickets: HKD 28,000


BEIJING: 20th-23rd March 2020 (Friday to Monday)

20th MARCH (Friday)

GROWER DINNER: Treasures from Domaine Michel Lafarge
庄主晚宴: 来自拉法热酒庄的珍藏

with special guests: Allen Meadows & Frédéric Lafarge

Time: 7PM
Venue: La Chansonnière 
Tickets: HKD 4,300 or RMB 3,800 per seat


21st MARCH (Saturday)

MASTERCLASS: Understanding Volnay and Pommard featuring Domaine Lafarge & Domaine Launary-Horiot
大师班: 沃尔内与波玛

with special guests: Allen Meadows, Frédéric Lafarge & Xavier Horiot

Time: 1:30 PM - 3 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 1,540 or RMB 1,380

MASTERCLASS: Winemaking Using the Whole Bunch – Why Are Producers Passionate About this Approach? 
featuring Philippe Pacalet and Armand Heitz and Wines from Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Northern Rhône 
大师班: 为何大家都热衷整串发酵?

with special guests: Philippe Pacalet & Armand Heitz

Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 840 or RMB 750

Winemakers Gala Dinner in Beijing
庄主庆祝晚宴 (北京場)

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Frédéric Lafarge (Domaine Michel Lafarge), Philippe Pacalet & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 5,400 or RMB 4,800


22nd MARCH (Sunday)

MASTERCLASS: Discover Cru Beaujolais 
featuring Philippe Pacalet, Domaine Michel Lafarge, Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Château du Moulin-à-Vent
大师班: 博若莱解碼

with special guests: Philippe Pacalet, Frédéric Lafarge, Armand Heitz & Edouard Parinet

Time: 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 730 or RMB 650

Walkaround Grand Tasting in Beijing
凡荟品酒会北京場

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Frédéric Lafarge (Domaine Michel Lafarge), Philippe Pacalet & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 2 PM - 5 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 1,540 or RMB 1,380

MASTERCLASS: 2017s from Domaine Christian Clerget & Domaine Amiot-Servelle
庄主大师班: 2017年,克莱格特酒庄与阿米奥‧赛维尔酒庄

with special guests: Christian Clerget, Justine Clerget, Antoine & Prune Amiot-Servelle

Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Venue: Park Hyatt Beijing 北京柏悦酒店
Tickets: HKD 1,540 or RMB 1,380


23rd MARCH (Monday)

GROWER DINNER: Philippe Pacalet in Beijing
庄主晚宴: 菲利普·帕卡雷 (北京場)

with special guest: Philippe Pacalet

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Opposite House Hotel 北京瑜舍酒店
Tickets: HKD 3,920 or RMB 3,500


SHANGHAI: 25th-28th March 2019 (Wednesday to Saturday)

25th MARCH (Wednesday)

RARE WINE DINNER: 1995 Burgundy Grand Crus, Twenty-Five-Years On
珍稀晚宴: 1995年勃艮第特級園,二十五年的回望

with special guest: Allen Meadows

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong 上海浦東四季酒店
Tickets: HKD 24,300 or RMB 21,800


GROWER DINNER: Domaine Amiot-Servelle - Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‘Les Amoureuses’ & ‘Les Charmes’
庄主晚宴: 阿米奥‧赛维尔酒庄 ,爱侣园与一級园 ‘Les Charmes’

with special guests: Antoine & Prune Amiot-Servelle

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Jing An Shangri-La Hotel Shanghai 上海静安香格里拉大酒店
Tickets: HKD 3,670 or RMB 3,280


26th MARCH (Thursday)

DINNER: Meursault, Volnay & Pommard - Regions to Know & the Producers to Watch
through the wines of Domaine Launay-Horiot, Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, Pierre Girardin
晚宴: 默尔索,沃尔内与波玛 ,新兴地区与新星

with special guest: Allen Meadows, Xavier Horiot, Armand Heitz & Pierre Vincent Girardin

Time: 7 PM
Venue: Tang Court at The Langham Shanghai 上海朗廷酒店唐阁中餐厅
Tickets: HKD 2,690 or RMB 2,400


27th MARCH (Friday)

GROWER DINNER: Philippe Pacalet in Shanghai
庄主晚宴: 菲利普·帕卡雷(上海場)

with special guest: Philippe Pacalet

Time: 7 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 3,920 or RMB 3,500


28th MARCH (Saturday)

MASTERCLASS: Appreciating the often overlooked 1er Crus of Nuits-St.-Georges
大师班: 夜‧圣乔治一级园,你看漏了什么?

with special guest: Allen Meadows

Time: 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 2,100 or RMB 1,880

Walkaround Grand Tasting Luncheon in Shanghai
凡荟品酒会上海场 (含午餐)

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Pierre-Vincent Girardin (Pierre Girardin), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 1,680 or RMB 1,500

MASTERCLASS: Discovering the wines of Domaine Christian Clerget
庄主大师班: 克莱格特酒庄

with special guest: Christian & Justine Clerget

Time: 2:30 PM - 4 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 1,120 or RMB 1,000

Shanghai 'Paulée-Style' Gala Dinner
上海自带酒庆祝晚宴

with special guests: Prune & Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle), Christian & Justine Clerget (Domaine Christian Clerget), Pierre-Vincent Girardin (Pierre Girardin), Armand Heitz (Domaine Heitz-Lochardet), Xavier Horiot (Domaine Launay-Horiot), Philippe & Monica Marcucci Pacalet (Philippe Pacalet), Edouard Parinet (Château du Moulin-à-Vent) and, Erica & Allen Meadows

Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: The Middle House Shanghai 上海鏞舍飯店
Tickets: HKD 3,130 or RMB 2,800

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2020 BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM BEIJING: MASTERCLASS: Winemaking Using the Whole Bunch – Why Are Producers Passionate About this Approach?
Date Saturday 21 March 2020
Time 16:00 - 17:30
Venue Park Hyatt Beijing (2 Jianguomen Outer Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing)
Ticket HKD 840 or RMB 750 per seat

2020 BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM BEIJING: MASTERCLASS: Winemaking Using the Whole Bunch – Why Are Producers Passionate About this Approach?

with special guests | Philippe Pacalet & Armand Heitz

Last year Allen delivered a masterclass on the role of stems in red Burgundy, and we were so impressed by the enthusiasm for this topic that we decided to offer a masterclass from the viewpoint of the winemaker. We asked Philippe Pacalet and Armand Heitz to come share with us their philosophies and experiences with using whole bunch in their winemaking. These are two contrasting personalities that make wines in multiple regions, so this class will offer you a broad perspective and understanding on the use of stems.

Pacalet is originally from Beaujolais and along with his uncle, Marcel Lapierre, has been a champion for natural wine. His wines represent some of the finest examples of the benefits of this style of winemaking. For many years Pacalet managed Prieuré-Roch before making wine under his own label beginning in 2001. Pacalet doesn’t own any vineyards instead he rents land and makes the wine in a facility he purchased from the De Montille family that’s located in Beaune. Pacalet has clear ideas of how to allow each terroir to express itself very clearly in his wines and for him the use of 100% whole bunch is one the keys to this expression of terroir. He will share with us the impact of the use of whole bunch for Gamay in Beaujolais, Pinot Noir in Burgundy, and Syrah in Cornas.

Armand Heitz is from Burgundy and comes from a family with a winemaking tradition that dates back to 1857. His family’s winery, Domaine Heitz-Lochardet, was founded in the mid-1980s by his parents Brigette and Christian. Armand studied oenology and then decided to take over his family’s vines after completing his studies in 2011. For years, his mother, Brigette had contracted these vines to Maison Joseph Drouhin. And since taking over Armand has sought about regaining control of more of the vines under the domaine. He made his first vintage in 2013 with the help of consulting oenologist Ludovic Pierrot who had spent eight years working with Anne-Claude Leflaive at Domaine Leflaive.

Armand represents one of the young rising stars among the winemakers of the 21st Century who are learning and offering a fresh perspective on winemaking. He believes that all parts of the vine are integral to making a living wine which is part of why he uses whole bunch in his winemaking. Armand will share with us the impact of whole bunch for Gamay in Beaujolais and Pinot Noir in Burgundy. These two winemakers from different generations and different perspectives will surely make for a lively and enlightening discussion on the use of whole bunch in winemaking.  

WINES TO BE SERVED

2016 Philippe Pacalet - Moulin-à-Vent
2016 Philippe Pacalet - Cornas
2017 Philippe Pacalet - Ladoix
2014 Philippe Pacalet - Gevrey-Chambertin

2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Rugiens’
2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Pézerolles’
2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Pommard 1er Cru ‘Clos Poutures’
2018 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Juliénas

Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
2016 Philippe Pacalet - Moulin-à-Vent 750ml -
2016 Philippe Pacalet - Cornas 750ml -
2017 Philippe Pacalet - Ladoix 750ml -
2014 Philippe Pacalet - Gevrey-Chambertin 750ml -
2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Rugiens’ 750ml -
2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Pommard 1er Cru ‘Les Pézerolles’ 750ml -
2017 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Pommard 1er Cru ‘Clos Poutures’ 750ml -
2018 Domaine Heitz-Lochardet - Juliénas 750ml -

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