Champagne and Burgundy Wine Tasting with Special Guest the owner of Henriot and Bouchard pere et Fils Gilles de Larouzière Wednesday, January 22nd

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"The First Duty of wine is to be Red...the second is to be a Burgundy"

 Harry Waugh


 


Ok- but we like the white wines of Burgundy also… and of course Champagne!! On Wednesday January 22nd we have another top Champagne producer who also owns wineries around the world.  The owner of Champagne Henriot Gilles de Larouzière will be at Wine Watch.  Gilles also owns one of our favorite Burgundy producers Bouchard Pere Et Fils as well has Willian Fevre in Chablis and has partnerships with several other wineries around the world. 


Every year we host an event featuring the newest releases from Bouchard Pere et Fils and we just had winemaker Frederick Weber here in 2019 and have hosted Luc Bouchard several times over the years but this is our first chance to break bread with Gilles.


This will be a special night starting out with five Champagnes from Henriot, then on to five Burgundies from Bouchard Pere et Fils and finishing up with William Fevre and a wine from Beaux Freres Winery from Oregon.  Chef Toni will be making a special tasting menu to accompany the tasting wines and the fee for this even which includes dinner is $195 + tax.  We only have 24 spaces available for this event and you know we will be popping some older bottles from my cellar to celebrate Gilles first visit to Wine Watch!  For Reservations e-mail andy@winewatch.com or call 954-523-9463. 


For those of you that can’t make the tasting I have included everything that is available from all the wineries that the Henriot group represents on this offering.


 


 


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Champagne and Burgundy Wine Tasting with Special Guest the owner of Henriot and Bouchard pere et Fils Gilles de Larouzière

Wednesday, January 22nd

7:30pm


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NV Henriot Souverain Brut Champagne

Price: $45.00       Your Price: $39.60


NV Henriot Blanc De Blanc Souverain Brut Champagne

Price: $64.50       Your Price: $56.76


NV Henriot Rose Brut Champagne

Price: $57.00       Your Price: $50.16


2008 Henriot Brut Millesime Champagne

Price: $99.75 Your Price: $87.78


2005 Henriot Cuvee Hemera Brut Champagne

Price: $206.25    Your Price: $181.50


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2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse 1er Cru

Price: $65.00       Sale $57.20


2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay les Caillerets 1er Cru

Price: $88.50       Sale $77.88


2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Chambertin Clos De Beze Grand Cru

Price: $361.50    Sale $318.12


2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Clos Saint Laundry Blanc

Price: $59.00       Sale $51.92


2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Price: $195.00    Sale $171.60

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William Fevre Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru 2017


William Fevre Chablis Bougros Bouguerots Grand Cru 2017

Price:     124.50   Sale        109.56


 


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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Zena Crown Willamette Valley 2017

Price:     $81.00   Sale        $71.28


Menu

Cheese and Charcuterie Selection

Shoestring Fries with Parmesan and Truffle Oil

Baby Bliss Potatoes filled with Creme Fraiche American Sturgeon Caviar, Hard Boiled Egg and Chive

Tuna Carpaccio with Grilled Wild Mushrooms and Lavender Aioli

Panko Breaded Chicken Breast with Bearnaise Sauce and Creamed Spinach

Epoisses and Cherry Tart


The fee for this tasting is $195 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservation if you have any dietary restrictions and chef Toni will be happy to accommodate you.


 


GILLES DE LAROUZIÈRE

President, Maisons & Domaines Henriot


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Following in the footsteps of seven generations before him, Gilles de Larouzière oversees one of the few remaining family-owned champagne houses, Champagne Henriot, as guardian of its independence and heritage. Named the president of Maisons & Domaines Henriot in 2015, Gilles sits on the board of directors for the company that began in the champagne business in 1808 and has grown into the Burgundy sector over recent decades.


Born in 1974, Gilles studied Public and European Law, graduating from l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), followed by receiving his BA in Public Affairs at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. After his studies, Gilles completed his military service as a member of the Alpine Troops assigned to Bosnia where he was part of the NATO (SFOR) Stabilization Force. At the end of his service, Gilles began a career in the strategy consulting industry at Capgemini Consulting, a French multinational information technology and management consulting corporation, where he was a key executive in the Financial Services sector.


In 2011, Gilles joined the board of directors of Maisons & Domaines Henriot, which was founded by his uncle, Group President Joseph Henriot, and his sisters. Through 2015 when his uncle passed away, Gilles worked closely with Joseph to develop the group’s strategy and governance with an eye to the future. Gilles was elected Group President by the family’s shareholders in 2015, making him the eighth generation of the Henriot family to oversee the company.


Gilles lives in Paris with his wife Cécile and their four children.


For more information on Champagne Henriot, visit www.champagne-henriot.com, or follow @champagnehenriot on Instagram and Facebook.


 


About Maisons & Domaines Henriot America

Established in New York City in 2005 by the Henriot family, Maisons & Domaines Henriot America is an import company specializing in the distribution, sales and marketing of high-end wines produced by wineries which are references in their own region. Representing centuries of family winemaking expertise, the portfolio includes the Henriot family brands, as well as leading producers from Oregon, Italy and France: Champagne Henriot, William Fevre (Chablis, Burgundy), Bouchard Père & Fils (Burgundy), Château de Poncié (Fleurie, Beaujolais), Beaux Frères (Oregon, CA), , , Tenuta di Ghizzano (Tuscany, Italy), and Château des Bertrands (Provence, France).


A Brief History of Bouchard Pere Et Fils




Founded in 1731, Bouchard Père & Fils now owns the most fabulous collection of famous vineyards, situated in the heart of the Côte d’Or, where the great wines of Burgundy are born.  Bouchard Pere et Fils owns 130 hectares in cotes d'or making them the largest landowner of classified vineyards with 12 different Grand Cru and 74 different Premier Cru vines with legendary names : Corton-Charlemagne, Clos Vougeot, Montrachet, Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, Volnay Caillerets, Meursault Perrières, Nuits-Saint-Georges les Cailles, to name only a few.  The company trades from the old Château de Beaune, a fortress built in the 15th Century whose bastions with walls as thick as seven meters shield, in the best possible atmosphere, an unequalled collection of exceptional bottles.  Many of these are over a hundred years old and originated before phylloxera invaded the French vineyards. 

 

The cellars here were built under the reign of Louis the 11th during the 14th and 15th century.  They were built by one of the dukes of burgundy to store arms so they are unique as this was not intended to house wine bottles.  Louis the 16th gave this fortress to the town of Beaune and they were bought by the Bouchard Pere et Fils firm in 1820.  After the French revolution all property of the church was confiscated and sold at auction and it was at this time that Bouchard bought up a lot of vineyards for a very reasonable price.  Today if you were to put a price tag on the vineyards owned here it would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  The have the largest cellar in burgundy with 50,000 bottles of old vintages going back to 1846 Meursault Charmes.  They recork the bottles every 20-40 year, they are sleeping under 10 meters of earth and some of the walls of the cellar are 5-7 meters thick so the conditions are completely perfect and natural.  They are consistently 13-15 degrees Celsius and the humidity is 80-90 percent. 



You can see the old arms bins that now hold wine bottles here in the first picture.  The second picture shows where the three fake walls were placed during the German occupation of this region during WW2.  They have four fake walls constructed to conceal some of the oldest bottles from the Germans.  The third shot is a wall demonstrating just how thick the construction is.


In 1995, the Bouchard family passed the torch on to a very old Champagne family, the Henriots, who have carried on the strategy established by the Bouchards over nine generations. The Domaine expanded in the Côte de Nuits by acquiring parcels in two Grands Crus: "Bonnes Mares" and "Clos Vougeot". Then in 1996 they acquired further vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru "Les Cazetiers".


Finally, in 2005, the Maison inaugurated its new "Saint-Vincent" winery and barrel cellar. The technical team took advantage of 275 years of savoir faire and several years of observation world-wide to carry out this work, so as to maximize the quality of its wines.  With this new winemaking facility, Bouchard Père & Fils is equipped to meet the challenge of the quest for excellence, without concession, in the production of the Grands Vins de Bourgogne.

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Luc Bouchard hosted our group for the tasting at the winery and suggested a local restaurant, La Table de Guigone.  This place was very unassuming from the street but the food was divine like the combination of Foie Gras and Sweet breads in a salad format which was spectacular.  The leg of lamb was one of the best that I have ever had and the Beaune du Chateau wines that went with our meal were also incredible as this is one of the best value areas in Burgundy for both red and white. 



If you want to go there while in Burgundy we recommend making reservations as many restaurants in Burgundy are only open 4-5 nights a week- Bouchard Pere et Fils however is one of the easiest wineries to visit as they are open to the public nearly every day of the week and have cellar tours everyday as well in addition to over a dozen wines available for tasting at no charge!! I may have let the cat out of the bag, if you are in Beaune there is no excuse for not stopping by this famous producer and taste through their wines, they are one of the easiest places to tour and see in Burgundy and the wines are excellent.

 

Everything Available from Bouchard Pere Et Fils


Red Burgundy

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2017 Bouchard Pere & Fils Reserve Bourgogne Rouge

Price: $16.50       Your Price: $14.52            Quantity in Stock: 18


2017 Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard 1er Cru

Price: $96.75       Your Price: $85.14            Quantity in Stock: 9


2017 Bouchard Pere et Fils Monthelie Les Duresses

Price: $55.50       Your Price: $48.84            Quantity in Stock: 24


2017 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse

Price: $65.00       Your Price: $57.20            Quantity in Stock: 8


2017 Bouchard Pere et Fils Savigny Les Beaune Les Lavieres

Price: $62.25       Your Price: $54.78            Quantity in Stock: 8


2017 Bouchard Pere Et Fils Nuits St. George Les Cailles Premier Cru

Price: $150.00    Your Price: $132.00          Quantity in Stock: 8


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Clos St Landry 2017             

Price:     $72.75   Sale        $64.02


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Du Chateau Rouge 2017   

Price:     $43.5     Sale        $38.28


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Greves Jesus 2017              

Price:     $150       Sale        $132


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Teurons 2017        

Price:     $75         Sale        $66


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Savigny Les Beaune 2017  

Price:     $43.5     Sale        $38.28


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Echezeaux 2017    

Price:     $319.5   Sale        $281.16


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Gevrey Chambertin 2017 

Price:     $66         Sale        $58.08


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Le Corton 2017

Price:     $153.75 Sale        $135.3


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Nuits St Georges 2017       

Price:     $68.25   Sale        $60.06


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Pommard 2017     

Price:     $67.5     Sale        $59.4


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Santenay 2017      

Price:     $35.25   Sale        $31.02


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Chambolle Musigny 2017 

Price:     $78         Sale        $68.64


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Volnay Cail Ancienne 2017               

Price:     109.5     Sale        96.36


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Vosne Romanee 2017        

Price:     $84         Sale        $73.92


2016 Bouchard Pere Et Fils Volnay Caillerets premier Cru

Price: $100.25    Your Price: $88.22            Quantity in Stock: 9


2016 Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse premier Cru

Price: $67.50       Your Price: $59.40            Quantity in Stock: 12


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Pommard Premier Cru 2016            

Price:     $81         Sale        $71.28


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Savigny Beaune Lavieres 2016        

Price:     $51         Sale        $44.88


 


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Cote De Beaune Villages 2014        

Price:     $22.5     Sale        $19.8


 


2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 1er Cru Magnum

Price: $199.00    Your Price: $175.12          Quantity in Stock: 5


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Clos St Landry 2013             

Price:     $58.5     Sale        $51.48


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Clos La Mousse 2013          

Price:     $63         Sale        $55.44


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Chambertin Clos Beze 2013

Price:     $361.5   Sale        $318.12


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Volnay Cail Ancienne 2013               

Price:     $218       Sale        $191.84


 


2010 Bouchard Pere & Fils Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru

Price: $192.00    Your Price: $168.96          Quantity in Stock: 1


2005 Bouchard Aine Hospices De Beaune Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Rousseau Deslandes

Price: $129.00    Your Price: $113.52          Quantity in Stock: 2


1983 Hospices de Beaune Pommard Cyrot Chaudron Elevage Bouchard

Price: $115.00    Sale Price: $97.75             Quantity in Stock: 1


1976 Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Greves Vignes de L'Enfant Jesus Beaune Premier Cru

Price: $350.00    Your Price: $308.00          Quantity in Stock: 2


1971 Bouchard Pere et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

Price: $350.00    Sale Price: $295.00           Quantity in Stock: 2


White Burgundy

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2016 Bouchard pere et Fils Meursault Perrieres 1er Cru

Price: $136.25    Your Price: $119.90          Quantity in Stock: 12


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Du Chateau Blanc 2016     

Price:     $42         Sale        $36.96


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Bourgogne Chardonnay Reserve 2017        

Price:     $24.75   Sale        $21.78


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Meursault Perrieres 2017 

Price:     $147       Sale        $129.36


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 2017               

Price:     $76.5     Sale        $67.32


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Chevalier Montrachet 2017             

Price:     $461.25 Sale        $405.9


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Corton Charlemagne 2017               

Price:     $225       Sale        $198


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Pouilly Fuisse 2017              

Price:     $33         Sale        $29.04


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Puligny Montrachet 2017 

Price:     $83.25   Sale        $73.26


Bouchard Pere Et Fils Rully 2017

Price:     $28.5     Sale        $25.08


Domaine William Fevre

Coming from a family that has been in the Chablis region for more than 250 years, William Fèvre’s father was already a great wine-maker after World War II. His son William founded the Domaine de la Maladière and announced his first harvest in 1959.

                 

For many years, William Fèvre (who to this day enjoys a very good reputation as a defender of historically renowned terroirs), has worked each plot keenly and skillfully so as to make wine whose personality reflects the authenticity of the soils from which they spring.


In 1998, the venerable Henriot family from Champagne succeeded him. To continue these focused efforts, the Domaine was taken up with the constant desire to make indisputably genuine and fine wines, and above all with bringing along a very personal expertise in Chardonnay. All the efforts have but one goal – to finely express the most subtle variations in the greatest Chablis crus.


This attachment to the value of the terroir has also allowed the William Fèvre Domaine to establish an exceptional estate by acquiring some of the best Chablis vineyards.


With its 47 hectares Domaine, of which more than half are in Chablis Premier Cru (12 hectares) and Grand Cru (15.2 hectares), William Fèvre owns the widest array of Grands Crus and benefits from ideal conditions to produce excellent Chablis.


Located on “historical” terroirs, dating from before the extension of the vineyard areas that occurred in the 1970’s, the William Fèvre Domaine is at the very heart of the vineyards, on soil that mixes marl and clay-rich lime, as well as a Kimmeridgian subsoil rich in minerals and oyster fossils that give Chablis its unique mineral character.


The Chablis terroirs constitute an ideal environment for the cultivation of Chardonnay but this special soil is not enough to elaborate exceptional wines. One needs all the know-how and experience that comes from men to help a terroir live up to its full potential, and to produce grapes and wines worthy of their appellations and faithful to their origins.


At William Fèvre, everything is done, to reach this goal. Grapes are hand-picked and put in small crates, the bunches are rigorously sorted out, pressings are short, the must carefully settled, and a fine balance is established, according to the vintage, for the vinification between vat and cask. Since the 1998 vintage, the proportion of new casks was reduced so as to not dampen the subtle variations of Chablis terroir. These methods and precautions allow us to obtain rich wines of a very high aromatic purity that hold on their typicity, whose principle characteristics are minerality and freshness.


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William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2018         

Price:     $30         Sale        $26.4


William Fevre Chablis Domaine Wm Fevre 2018 

Price:     $20.25   Sale        $17.82


William Fevre Chablis Domaine Wm Fevre 2018 

Price:     $31.5     Sale        $27.72


William Fevre Chablis Bougros 2017        

Price:     124.5     Sale        109.56


William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses 2017 

Price:     $137.25 Sale        $120.78


William Fevre Chablis Montee De Tonnerre 2017              

Price:     $78                         Sale        $68.64


2017 William Fèvre Montmains Premier Cru

Price: $63.00       Your Price: $55.44            Quantity in Stock: 11


2016 William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru

Price: $108.00    Your Price: $95.04            Quantity in Stock: 10


2016 William Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots Grand Cru

Price: $115.00    Your Price: $101.20          Quantity in Stock: 12


2016 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Bourgos Côte de Bougerots Grand Cru

Price: $116.00    Your Price: $102.08          Quantity in Stock: 9


William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 2012               

Price:     $56.25                   Sale        $49.5


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Chateau De Poncie Fleurie Le Pre Roi Beaujolais 2016   

Price: $19.25       Sale $16.94


Situated on the knoll of Poncié and the hill of Montgenas, terroir on slopes of crystalline rock, at the same time dry and demanding, combines the conditions needed for rediscovering the historic qualities that made Fleurie’s reputation. Gamay, black varietal with white juice.

Bright brilliant colour, reflecting garnet and violet nuances. Bouquet, fine and elegant with notes of cherry and blueberry. Palate, extremely expressive, with a freshness highlighting the balance between structure and aromatic richness.


Beaux Freres Winery from Oregon


While on vacation in 1986, Michael Etzel came upon an 88-acre pig farm for sale located on Ribbon Ridge in the Northern Willamette Valley, Yamhill County, Oregon. After some deliberation, Michael purchased the farm with his brother-in-law (the French idiom is "beaux frères"), Robert Parker, Jr.

Michael uprooted his young family from Colorado and moved to the farm the following summer. He began his focused pursuit as a vineyard manager by planting only Pinot Noir and slowly transforming the old pig and dairy farm into his jewel. While planting his own vineyard, Michael worked four harvests at Ponzi Winery. In 1990, Michael harvested his first crop and sold the grapes, except enough to make one barrel, to winemakers Ken Wright and Dick Ponzi.

In 1991, a renovation of one of the barns led to the creation of Beaux Frères Winery. With each new vintage, Michael's efforts further unveil his pursuit of Pinot Noir that is the purest expression of the vineyard.


In the spring of 2017, our second-generation winery began a new partnership with eighth-generation French family-owned Maisons & Domaines Henriot.

Our new partners' have been inspired by the authenticity, integrity, and character of our vineyard and winery. In addition to his partial-ownership, Michael's role in guiding vineyard, winery, and administrative operations continues, as does the role of his son, Mike D. Etzel, as Winemaker. We believe we are in a better position than ever to create world-class wines of truly unique character and complexity


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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres 2017         

Price:     $102       Sale        $89.76


Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres 2017         

Price:     $60         Sale        $52.8


Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Belles Soeur 2017           

Price:     $102       Sale        $89.76


Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Zena Crown 2017           

Price:     $81         Sale        $71.28


Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2017

Price:     $66         Sale        $58.08


Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2017

Price:     $39         Sale        $34.32


1994 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard

Price: $149.00    Sale Price: $110.00           Quantity in Stock: 6


 


Cotes di Provence Rose


Reserve Bertrands Elegance Rose 18      

Price:     $21.37   Sale        $18.81

A former hunting lodge owned by Colbert, Château des Bertrands is a 494-acre estate located at the heart of the Natura 2000 protected area, a natural reserve set at the foot of the Maures hill chain. The vineyard, entirely designed from 1964 onwards, now spans 208 acres, 50 of which were planted in 2012. Its grape varieties have been chosen with care over the years. Château des Bertrands is a little jewel of Provence set near the Mediterranean coast.


Ghizzano from Tuscany


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Ghizzano Il Ghizzano 2016           

Price:     $16.5     Sale        $14.52


Ghizzano Veneroso 2014             

Price:     $27.00   Sale        $23.76


 


 

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