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The Union of French Sommeliers in Chassagne-Montrachet

This year, for two days, Burgundy hosted the General Assembly of the Union nationale des sommeliers de France (Union of French Sommeliers).

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Chassagne-Montrachet hosted the meeting

Under the leadership of the Burgundy Association of Sommeliers, 100 wine professionals gathered during a Sunday afternoon in Chassagne-Montrachet and were received by the 27 wine makers and owners who answered the call of their President, Jean-Claude Wallerand.

Among this important delegation, Philippe Faure-Brac, Best World Sommelier in 1992 (Rio), was spotted tasting our wines.

It was the opportunity for all those professionnals to (re)taste the white and red wines of our appellation of Chassagne-Montrachet mostly in the 2008 and 2007 vintages and for a few in the 2006 vintage.

The wines of Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard

I selected three wines of my domain in the 2006 vintage. For our “Village” Appellation, I offered our Masures in white and our Cuvée L’Estimée in red. For my “Premier Cru”, I poured my favorite of the moment, Les Champs Gain that I described in my “Yesterday, I tasted” section.

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