Dinners and Tastings

Domaine Jerome Castagnier 2016 Dinner at Ocha. Thursday 5 September 2019. $239.00 per Person
05/09/2019 7:00 pm

A lovely range of wines from the delightful 2016 vintage

 

Jerome Castagnier is one of the most interesting producers in our portfolio. Originally a professional trumpet player with the Guard Republicain, the national band of France, Jerome took over the family domaine just over a decade ago. Armed with a raft of great vineyards he has turned Domaine Castagnier into a rising star. Even so, the domaine deserves even more attention than it currently receives.

 

A few years ago he was awarded Young Winemaker of the Year. Always smiling and with a super sense of humour, Jerome found this quite amusing as he felt he was a little too old to be Young Winemaker. Never-the-less it further confirmed his status in Burgundy.

 

It has been three years since we have presented a Castagnier Wine Dinner. We have a small reserve of back vintages and I thought it would be opportune to present a selection of wines from Bourgogne to Grand Cru. Most attendees found our recent Chevillon-Chezeaux Dinner informative as it presented the same wine over a variety of vintages. We don't have the depth of back vintages from Castagnier but we do have some nice little verticals to explore as part of this dinner.
So we will start with Jerome’s Puligny-Montrachet blanc then move into a bracket featuring the delicious Bourgogne and three Villages wines. The Villages wines have a vintage/vineyard comparision that should be interesting.
The we will taste two brackets of Premier Cru Reds. The first bracket features three consecutive vintages of Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux. As with Echezeaux in Flagey the origin of this vineyard name is from the ancient word for buildings. The vineyard lies right on the Gevrey border and part adjoins the Grand Cru Mazoyeres-Chambertin. it is a small vineyard of 1.49 hectares.
The second Premier Cru bracket is Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers. This is one of Gevrey’s best Premier Crus. It is located in the Combe de Lavaux alongside Clos St-Jacques. It is steep, stony and exposed due east. The resulting wines are elegant, precise and complex. Once again we have three consecutive vintages.
And to finish a bracket of Grand Crus seems the right thing to do. We have two wines from the great 2015 vintage and the 2012 Charmes-Chambertin, produced from a small parcel of very old vines.
Following the support for the last dinner at Yagiz we will return there for this dinner.
The wine list:
Puligny-Montrachet 2015
Bourgogne Rouge 2015
Chambolle-Musigny 2015
Gevrey-Chambertin 2015
Gevrey-Chambertin 2012
Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux 2015
Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux 2014
Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux 2013
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2015
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2014
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2013
Clos St-Denis Grand Cru 2015
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2015
Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2012

It has been three years since we have presented a Castagnier Wine Dinner. With the gorgeous new 2016's due very soon I thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase Jerome's wines again.

 

We'll start with a pair of Whites from Puligny-Montrachet and Corton-Charlemagne. Then we'll progress from Coteaux Bourguignons up to 4 red Grand Crus with numerous stops along the way.

 

There are 5 Grand Crus in this dinner and I don't need to emphasize that this is a very good opportunity to savour wines that are becoming increasingly expensive.

 

We only have 12 seats for this dinner so if you'd like to book in and taste these wines over a lovely dinner at Ocha please do so quickly.

 

The wine list:

 

Puligny-Montrachet 2016 

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016 

 

Coteaux Bourguignons Pinot Noir 2016

Bourgogne Rouge 2016 

 

Chambolle-Musigny Cuvee Jeanne 2016

Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux 2016 

 

Gevrey-Chambertin 2016 

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2016 

 

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016

Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru 2016

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2016 

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2016 

 

Date: Thursday 5 September 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: Ocha, 3-5 Church St, Hawthorn, 3122

Cost: $239.00


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