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|“There is something about this place, in the world of wine, that is unique. It brings out the passion in people. For the wine lovers of the universe, there’s something magnetic about Burgundy that brings you here.“
- New York City Sommelier Michael Madrigale
Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine explores the vitality and joie de vivre lifestyle of the local people against the backdrop of the region’s oldest, traditional wine celebratory events of the annual Trois Glorieuses, including a rare, intimate view of the renowned Christie’s Hospices de Beaune wine auction; La Paulée de Meursault the exclusive wine tasting luncheon with some 700 winemakers; the wine brotherhood gathering at the prestigious Château de Santenay; and in-depth comments by local wine experts and Michelin-starred chefs.
Through a colorful mosaic of stories, the documentary features winemaking, the Burgundy harvest, pre-auction tasting of young wines at the cellars of the Hospices de Beaune, tasting out of the barrel, the unique terroir of the Côte d’Or, the difference between gourmand and gourmet, Burgundian hospitality, truffle hunting with dogs, expert wine tasting, a half-marathon through the hilly vineyards and quaint villages, meet a vigneron, pairing Burgundy wine and food, as well as barrel making by the world’s most famous wine barrel producer (Tonnellerie François Frères).
Some Scenes From The Film
Expert wine tasting with Maison Joseph Drouhin winemaker Véronique Drouhin-Boss
La Paulée de Meursault, the exclusive luncheon with some 800 winemakers
Serving the Grand Dessert at La Paulée de Meursault
La Paulée de Meursault wine bottles – Traditionally, each guest brings at least two
of their own bottles to this famous harvest supper and wine tasting extravaganza
Join Burgundy's harvest in the Côte d’Or
The harvest in beautiful Santenay
Load of grapes travelling to the winery in Meursault
Removing some stems and poor grapes on the sorting
table before they go into the fermentation vats
Harvesters enjoying a hardy Burgundian lunch at Domaine du Moulin aux Moines
The quaint Burgundian village of Monthélie
Press tasting of the new wines at the Hospices de Beaune
Maison Louis Jadot buyers bidding at the annual
Christie’s Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Auction
Expert wine tasting with Maison Louis Jadot head winemaker Jacques Lardière (retired)
The Wine Brotherhood initiation ceremony at Château de Santenay
After several years of Grand Cru crop loss due to hail,
this Pommard winemaker is trying something new
Toasting the wine barrels at Tonnellerie François Frères, Saint Romain
Truffle hunting in Crépey
“Burgundy: People With A Passion For Wine” is filmed, directed and produced by award-winning international filmmaker and videographer Rudi Goldman in collaboration with his production partner and wife Dr. Lydia Boeken.
Dr. Lydia Boeken
Heading our Burgundy cast is Maison Joseph Drouhin’s Head Winemaker Véronique Drouhin-Boss. Véronique is the "guardian" of the Joseph Drouhin style. Together with enologist Jérôme Faure-Brac, she supervises the vinification of the wines, tracking their development and aging through daily tastings with her brothers.
Véronique received her National Diploma of Enology from the University of Dijon and obtained an advanced degree (Diplôme Supérieur de Recherche) for her work on the pinot noir grape varietal.
In 1988, together with her father Robert Drouhin, she vinified the first vintage at Domaine Drouhin in Oregon where she is still in charge of wine making.
Maison Joseph Drouhin is one of the most important domains in Burgundy, with more than two thirds of the vineyards classified as Premier and Grand Crus.
In addition to appearing in the documentary, Véronique serves as the film’s narrator.
For more information about Maison Joseph Drouhin click here.
Because of his passion for Burgundy, Alex Gambal left the world of real estate to explore this fascinating region with all its complexity.
After attending the viticultural school for adults in Beaune, he created Maison Alex Gambal in 1997 with the goal to express character, terroir and purity of each wine.
Maison Alex Gambal now produces 60,000 bottles per year which can be found on tables in twenty countries.
For more information about Maison Alex Gambal click here.
Winemaker Jacques Lardière. Often referred to as “The Master of Burgundy” and overflowing with burning passion for wine and winemaking, Jacques Lardière was the genius behind Maison Louis Jadot since 1970. Lardière’s reputation deems him as one of the most important and respected winemakers in France. Outside of winemaking, his greatest passion are his grandchildren.
For more information about Maison Louis Jadot click here.
Winemaker Vincent Bouzereau is the product of ten generations of the Bourzereau family, producing wine in the world-famous village of Meusault, Burgundy. He runs his business with wife Aline Delaunay. The couple has six children.
Bouzereau owns 18 hectares of vineyards spread over plots in four villages in the Côte de Beaune: Meursault, Auxey-Duresses, Monthélie and Puligny-Montrachet. Planting consists of 60% chardonnay and 40% pinot noir grapes.
A passionate winemaker Vincent describes himself as a “paysan.” And the philosophy at Domaine Vincent Bouzereau is simple: “To make a beautiful bottle of wine, you need beautiful grapes.”
Winemaker Olivier Leflaive sprouts from generations of family winemakers, who have been rooted in the prestigious wine growing village of Puligny-Montrachet since 1717.
In 1982, after a successful career in the music business, Olivier became the co-manager of Domaine Leflaive. Two years later, Olivier launched his own wine production company Olivier Leflaive Frères with the help of his uncle Vincent, his brother Patrick and later his cousin Anne-Claude. It did not take long for Olivier to establish his own reputation among Burgundy’s finest.
Olivier retired in 2010, but remains the flag bearer of La Maison d’Olivier Leflaive, located in a charming 17th century building in the village. Steeped in Burgundian tradition, Olivier strongly believes that the best way to taste his wines is to serve them with simple local dishes. Since the waiters are also sommeliers, this promises to be a unique wine tasting experience.
For more information about La Maison d’Olivier Leflaive click here.
Winemaker Philippe Duvernay, co-owner of Chassagne-Montrachet Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay together with his partner Laura Coffinet, expresses his true winemaking passion in the traditional Burgundian approach to vinification and strictly controlled vineyard yields.
Philippe makes beautiful unfiltered wines with an intense concentration of aromas and flavors, which are capable of ageing for decades. Barrel tasting in his intimate cellars is a special treat. His son Bastien is closely following in his father’s footsteps.
For more information about Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay click here.
Michelin Chef Laurent Peugeot of Le Charlemagne Pernand-Vergelesses, Burgundy.
For more information click here.
Michelin Chef Jérôme Brochot of Jerome Brochot Restaurant, Montceau-les-Mines
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Truffle Hunter Karine Magnin of Les Truffières de Crépey, Burgundy
“My passion about truffles developed because I love to share this moment with the dogs as well as being in nature. Training the dogs is very interesting and I love to be in touch with the land.”
For more information click here.
Winemaker Thiebault Huber of Domaine Huber-Verdereau, Volnay
Winemaker Roland Masse of Hospices de Beaune, Beaune
Winemaker Aline Beaune of Château de la Crée, Santenay
Cécile Mathiaud of Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB)
Vignerons Bernadette & Bernard Ecobichon, Meursault
Somelier Charles Devarennes of Olivier Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet
Somelier Michael Madrigale, New York, N.Y.
Romain Schneider of Tonnellerie François Frères, Saint Romain
Mr. Guigon, attendee La Paulee de Meursault, Dijon
Bernadette & Bernard Ecobichon
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