Robin Kick MW

Exploring Bourgogne’s Second White Grape : Aligoté with Robin Kick, MW

Summary: Aligoté has been getting increasingly more attention in the last 10 years or so in Bourgogne by producers and drinkers alike due to a combination of factors, including climate change and massale selections. This webinar will focus on Bourgogne’s ‘Second White Grape’ by delving into its history, attributes, viticulture, winemaking, appellations and producers

Viré-Clessé of the Mâconnais with Robin Kick MW

Summary:  Viré-Clessé is one of the Mâconnais’ village-level appellations alongside Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Vinzelles and Pouilly-Loché. However, it is arguably its least well-known despite being one of the most unique in all of Bourgogne: it is the only appellation that allows off-dry wines within its regulations, including its historical style, Levrouté. This webinar will

Whole Cluster Fermentation: Its Use in Pinot Noir in the Côte d’Or

Summary: Whole cluster (or whole bunch) fermentation is the winemaking method of using whole grape clusters without destemming during vinification. It is one of the oldest winemaking methods though the introduction of modern destemming machines after World War II shifted winemaking, eliminating much of its use. However over the last 20 years, it has been making a comeback in Burgundy and beyond,