Boulder Burgundy Festival 2019 Day 2 started off with a fantastic seminar on “Outer Borough Burgundy” with (above, from left) winemakers Laurent Mouton and Ludivine Ambroise, their U.S. importer Bertrand Leulliette, and Master of Wine Ashley Hausman.
As wines from Burgundy have become increasingly expensive and emerging markets have begun to compete for already tight allocations, the wine trade — from importers to restaurateurs, retailers, and consumers — are looking toward “under the radar” AOCs.
Festival-goers were led on a guided tasting of wines from Ladoix, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, and Givry as the panelists discussed these relatively unknown appellations and growing areas.
The panelists also led a lively discussion about Aligoté, its historic role and legacy in Burgundy, and why it deserves our attention today.
Yesterday evening, Laurent and Ludivine were the featured winemakers at Arcana restaurant where guests enjoyed scallops topped with black truffles and duck confit served with grits as they tasted some of the growers’ top wines.
Another great day at Boulder Burgundy Festival!