A Master Class in Chardonnay with Alex Gambal, Domaine Alex Gambal and Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat.
Considered the queen of all white wine grapes, chardonnay possesses the ability to grow in many climates with many expressions. Two of the finest winemakers of Chardonnay in the world combine on a first ever GourmetFest panel to speak about this subject. Alex Gambal, an American in Burgundy, makes fantastic white Burgundies in some of the rarest Crus. Alex will talk about the expression of his Chardonnay from his famed vineyards with four different vintages. Famed California star winemaker Jim Clendenen, is well known for his different expressions of chardonnay from excellent vineyard sites. Jim will present four expressions of his Chardonnay from his best site. Wines to be tasted will include: Corton Charlemagne GC 2011, 2008, 2004, 2003. Chardonnay winemaker and sommelier extraordinaire Raj Parr will chair this panel.
*All wines for each GourmetFest tasting come directly from the wine estate’s cellars