Gault & Millau and the « Meilleur Ouvrier de France » Pascal Paulze reward Labouré-Roi

When the leaders in wine tasting are seduced by the wines from the Maison Labouré-Roi!

An elite wine tasting took place on February 26, 2016 at the headquarters of Maison Labouré-Roi, with Pascal Paulze, winner of the 2015 SommelierMeilleur Ouvrier de France competiton, and Marc Esquerré, Editor-in-Chief of the Gault & Millau guide, accompanied by his wine tasting committee.

Gathering together in the tasting room was a team of professional tasters from the Maison Labouré-Roi, under the guidance of Denis de la Bourdonnaye, our CEO, and Brigitte Putzu, our oenologist, for a blind tasting that aimed at impartially judging the wines from the last few years vinified by the Maison Labouré Roi.

A relaxed atmosphere and diligent work for all involved. The purpose of the tasting was to appreciate with the nose and the palate the qualities of Labouré Roi’s wines and judge them by their gustatory appeal and characteristics, with respect to their various terroirs.

Once the tasting completed, Marc Esquerré and his committee singled out 31 wines from the Maison Labouré-Roi, amongst them our Bourgogne Aligoté 2015, our Pouilly-Fuissé 2013 , our Chablis Le Beaunois 2014 or our Saint-Romain 2011 for the white wines of Burgundy, as well as our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2013. As for the red wines, our Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits 2015, our Chambolle-Musigny 2014, and our Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Petites Lolières 2014 are also part of this wonderful selection validated by the Gault&Millau committee, as a recognition of our Burgundian know-how and expertise. And since this tasting also concerned our easy-drinking wines from the South of France, Marc Esquerré and his colleagues were won over by our Sauvignon Blanc – Vin de France 2015, our Pinot Noir – Vin de France 2015 and our « La Cuvée des Princes », a nice red Vin de France, fruity and pleasant.

Pascal Paulze, on the other hand, recognized 21 wines from the selection, bringing with his exceptional expertise and skill further assurance of the quality and accessibility of Labouré-Roi’s wines. Certain wines have particularly retained his attention, like our Côte de Beaune-Villages 2014, our Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru les Vaucrains 2013 in our easy-drinking wine category, our Chardonnay – Vin de France 2015 and our Cabernet Sauvignon – Vin de France 2015.

Rest assured, we will share all the details of these tasting experts’͟ notes and opinions for all approved wines, in our upcoming posts.

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