Dinners and Tastings

Domaine Coudray-Bizot 2012-2014 Dinner at Ryne. Thursday 11 February 2021. $395.00 Per Person
11/02/2021 7:30 pm

Domaine Coudray-Bizot is a family run domaine with some prime vineyards. The domaine is located in the historic Chateau David de Beaufort with its 15th century cellars inside Beaune's mediaeval walls. 


Their vineyards include Echezeaux En Orveaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers and Champeaux, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes and the rare and intriguing Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameaux. They are one of just three owners of Vosne-Romanee's smallest Premier Cru.

During a trip to Burgundy a few years ago I met with the owners and tasted at the domaine. Jean-Jacques Coudray-Bizot produces wines of finesse and intensity. They describe the process as such "A wine-growing and wine production philosophy that respects traditions while combining modern precision and respect for nature."

They have an alternative policy when it comes to releasing their wines. Where most domaines like to ship their wines as soon as humanly possible, Coudray-Bizot prefer to hold their wines back in their dark, cold cellars to enable them develop complexity and interest. This was once quite commonplace in Burgundy but financial pressure sees it happen less and less.
 
Our first shipment from Coudray-Bizot has arrived and contains wines from the 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages. 

These are such unique wines that I think a dinner to showcase them would be of great interest to Burgundy lovers. 

I have selected the top 3 wines from the domaine - Echezeaux En Orveaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers and the enigmatic and rare Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameau and we will discover three vintages of each. To start we will taste the domaine’s single white - Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes from the great 2014 vintage.

The Croix Rameau is so rare that Burghound states in The Pearl of the Cote that he has never tasted the Coudray-Bizot!

These are “old-fashioned”, thought-provoking wines that remind me of great Burgundies I used to drink 20-30 years ago. It is terrific too see wines that are all about terroir and subtleties, not modern, powerful winemaking.  

The dinner will only be for 9 persons including me so everyone will get a good taste of the wines.
The menu and wine list:

Chef's snacks selection:

Chicken Liver Parfait, grilled sourdough

Steak Tartare, jalapeno, ponzu

Citrus Marinated Salmon

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes 2014
Crispy Skin Berkshire Pork Belly, Black Pudding, Chorizo, Fino, Piperade
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2014
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2013
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2012

Dry Aged Miscovy Duck, coffee jus, grilled baby gem

Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameau 2014
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameau 2013
Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameau 2012

Artisan Cheese Selection

Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2014
Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2013
Echezeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru 2012
Date: Thursday 11 February 2021
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Ryne, 203 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North 3065
Cost: $395.00 per person
To read more about the wines including many tasting notes click here.
you may also book by email to tracey@grandmillesime.com.au or phone (03) 9326 5737.

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