Burgundy Blind Tasting at Raffles Le Royal
Raffles Le Royal and Pierre André offer a blind tasting introduction to the wines of the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of France, Apr. 12 from 6.30pm. Restaurant Le Royal provide a five-course set menu meal ($60), each dish carefully designed by Raffles’ executive chef Steve Van Remoortel and his culinary team to perfectly compliment the wines chosen by experts at Corton – Pierre André. Mr. Phillippe Sinzelle. Export director of Corton-André will attend the dinner and share his wine expertise. Welcome cocktails at 6.30pm, dinning starts at 7pm.
The Corton-Pierre André chateau was established in 1923 catering only to private customers within France. Expanding to supply restaurants and hotels in France and later throughout Europe, the company widened its range of available wines and aperitifs. In 2002 the company passed out of family ownership and today is refocusing on specializing in the wines of Burgundy (Bourgogne).
The Burgundy (Bourgogne) region is in the south east of France, the majority of the vineyards range along the valleys of the Saône river. Burgundy has the highest number of appellations d’origine controllé (AOC) than any other region in France and is seen as the most terroir conscious of the wine producing regions. Most famous for its red wines from the Pinot Noir grape and whites from the Chardonnay variety, usually referred to as simply Burgundies, the region also produces Chablis from the Chardonnay grape and Beaujolais, mostly from the Gamay grape. The practice of delineating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundy goes back to medieval times, when various monasteries played a key role in developing the Burgundy wine industry. Archaeological evidence establishes viticulture in Burgundy as early as the second century CE although it is possible that the Celts had already been growing vines in the region before the Roman invasion.
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