Our next dinner at The Yacht will be an introduction to a little-known Burgundy producer (at least in the UK).
Located in Château de Laborde, the “Versailles of Burgundy”, Hervé Kerlann produces wines with a difference. Be they the grapes from his own vineyards, or from the friends with whom he contracts to buy, Hervé gives the same intense effort to produce the best possible wine.
Innovative, pioneering and magnificently focused, his wines are charming, full of character and wonderfully satisfying. His White Pinot Noir is a real rarity and a must for all lovers of Burgundy. This is not a Pinot Blanc, but a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape which is only found in the vineyards of 2 or 3 other producers in the whole of Burgundy. And the quality of his Hautes-Côtes de Nuits wines really belies their official classification; they come from an escarpment very similar to that of the magnificent Corton-Charlemagne.
Hervé will be in attendance to take you through the wines and answer any questions you have about them. Douglas Harrison, of Best of Wines, his UK importer, will also be in attendance to answer your questions on how to get hold of these great, value-for-money wines.
The meal is as follows:
Chef’s special canapés
Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
Goats Cheese Bon Bons with Apricots, Spring Onions, Fresh Garden Herbs, Served with Beetroot Butter & Caramelised Peppers
Bourgogne Aligoté 2015 (Vines planted in 1953)
Pan Fried Hake Fillet Served with Saffron New Potato, Samphire, Lemon, Garlic & Parsley Velouté
Pinot Noir Blanc 2015
Oven Roasted Duck Breast Served with Roast New Potato, Caramelised Beetroot & Wilted Spinach, Madeira & Raspberry Reduction
Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Rouge 2013
Selection of cheeses
The cost of this magnificent dinner including all wines etc is £89.00 per person. Members can obtain a 15% discount for themselves and an unlimited number of guests (subject to places being still available, of course). Places are limited so please book early