Join us this evening for a Burgundy masterclass with Jasper Morris who will join the event in person.
Jasper Morris is a Master of Wine, author of the indispensable reference book – Inside Burgundy: The 2nd Edition, winner (like the first edition) of the André Simon prize, and Burgundy-dedicated website, Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy. As a UK specialist importer he shipped his first burgundies in 1981, retiring from the trade in 2017 to devote himself full time to the task of Burgundy writer and critic. Jasper brings charm, wit, not to mentioned 40 years of experience and expertise to this evening’s masterclass topic.
And our topic this evening is Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru – a selection from the more fruit-forward 2017 vintage so we can eliminate vintage variation and focus on the eight producers. An unusual feature of Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is that the name can also apply to wines made from fruit from neighbouring Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru, or from a blend of the two vineyards. When this is taken into account, it is a large heterogenous grand cru, and quality can vary, though there are some gems. Denis Bachelet’s, Claude Dugat’s, and Perrot-Minot’s are 100% from Charmes-Chambertin fruit. Amiot-Servelle’s and Tortochot’s are 100% from Mazoyères-Chambertin, and labelled Charmes-Chambertin. Armand Rousseau’s is a blend 0.51ha Charmes, 0.86ha Mazoyères, while Dujac’s is 0.31ha Charmes and 0.39ha Mazoyères, and both are labelled as Charmes-Chambertin. All of which can be unpacked and discussed at this evening’s masterclass.
Join us at Bâtard at 6pm for a prompt 6.15pm start, the masterclass to finish at 7.30pm. Jasper will move on to another event, while you can relax and enjoy the evening at Bâtard. The ticket price for this masterclass is HKD 6,200, and includes the dinner menu below (dinner wines at retail prices are your choice and expense).
Wines to be served:
2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Domaine Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Domaine Perrot-Minot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Domaine Amiot-Servelle Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Domaine Tortochot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
2017 Domaine Charles van Canneyt Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Dinner at Bâtard to Follow:
Fatty Tuna, Bafun Uni, Mikan Vinaigrette
White Asparagus from Loire Valley, Razor Clam, Oscietra Caviar
Morel Farci, Petit Pois, Sauce Madeira
Pyrenees Baby Lamb Rack, Ratatouille, Natural Jus
Bâtard’s Signature Roast Chicken, warm Pilaf Rice
Uchiyama Farm Strawberry, Chantilly Cream, Elderflower
Fresh Baked Madeleines