Note: Wines In Niagara is compiling a daily photo blog from Burgundy during the Grands Jours de Bourgogne, an annual celebration of the wines of the entire region.
While the first day of the week celebrated the white wines of Chablis, Day 2 took us to the Cote de Nuits for a close look at the reds (pinot noirs) of Burgundy.
Our day centred around events at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot including a tasting of wines (with many Grands Crus) from Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, La Grande Rue, La Romanee, Richebourg and Romanee-Saint-Vivant.
But the highlight for me was vertical tasting of Clos de Vougeot Grands Crus from 2008 to 1995. What a fantastic demonstration of vintage and and how these beautiful wines age.
Another highlight was a visit to the most famous vineyard in the world: Romanee Conti in the town of Vosne-Romanee. The site is marked by a simple cross with other major vineyards, sloping up and surrounding the Romanee Conti. What a treat.
So, here is Day Two of a trip to Burgundy.