Burghound Symposium

大师班午宴: 具有特级园潛力的一级园
日期 Monday 15 April 2024 - Monday 15 April 2024
時間 12:00 - 14:30

大师班午宴: 具有特级园潛力的一级园

with special guests: Erica & Allen Meadows

Are there 1er crus that could be upgraded to grand cru? It’s a question Burgundy enthusiasts enjoy exploring, and today we shall do so, led by Allen Meadows, glasses in front of us.

At first glance, the hierarchy of Burgundy vineyards seems static – sacrosanct even. It’s true that it doesn’t change much – most of the hierarchy was translated into AOC law in the mid-1930s and remains unchanged. But there have been upgrades from 1er Cru to Grand Cru over the years – Clos des Lambrays in 1981 and La Grande Rue in 1992, spring to mind. And then there were villages that – for a range of reasons – got no grand crus at all back in the ‘30s – Meursault, Volnay, Pommard, and Nuits-St-Georges.

Certainly our selection of contenders (some already in process for upgrade) rank amongst the finest vineyards in Burgundy, so they are anyway worth our attention. But would you upgrade some, all, any, to grand cru status? Would Allen? Come find out.

2011 Domaine François Raveneau - Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
2020 Domaine Armand Heitz - Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Perrières’
2020 Domaine du Cellier aux Moines - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Pucelles’
2017 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville - Volnay 1er Cru ‘Les Caillerets’
2017 Domaine Yvon Clerget - Pommard 1er Cru ‘Rugiens’
2018 Domaine Fourrier - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St.-Jacques’
2018 Domaine de Montille - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Aux Malconsorts’ ‘Christiane’
2017 Domaine Amiot-Servelle - Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‘Les Amoureuses’
2011 Domaine Henri Gouges - Nuits St.-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les St.-Georges’