La Paulée

Please join us this week at Bar Boulud as we celebrate La Paulée with a few of our favorite winemakers in the restaurant pouring wine and conversing with our guests.

Étienne Julien

Thibaud Clerget

Christian and Fabien Moreau

On Tuesday evening, Étienne Julien, a fourth-generation winemaker from Domaine Gérard Julien et Fils in Comblanchien will here at Bar Boulud, pouring two vintages of his Côtes de Nuits-Villages from magnum. We are looking forward to tasting with Étienne and hearing his perspective on the 2014 and 2015 vintages in Burgundy. The domaine, with holdings in Comblanchien, as well as Échezeaux and Nuits-Saint-Georges, has about ten hectares under vine. Étienne is a young winemaker to watch.

On Wednesday evening, we will be joined by Thibaud Clerget from Domaine Yvon Clerget. Thibaud’s family traces its roots in Burgundy back to the 13th Century, and after apprenticeships at Hudelot-Noëllat and Henri Boillot, he took over the family domaine in 2015.  With amazing holdings in Volnay, particularly notable is their Volnay 1er Cru ‘Clos du Verseuil’. At just 0.68 hectares, this monopole is saddled just between the famed Taillepieds and Bousse d’Or vineyards. Thibaud will be pouring the family’s Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2017, a vintage that many winemakers and sommeliers are very excited about in its youth.

On Thursday, the famed Christian Moreau will be joining us from Chablis, pouring his Blanchot Grand Cru 2016. The domaine dates back to 1814, when a barrel cooper Jean-Joseph Moreau began a négociant business in Chablis. From the family’s 12 hectares of vines, and with the help of his son Fabien, Christian makes terroir-focused wines focusing on the singular expressions of their tremendous vineyard holdings. With parcels in Blanchot, Les Clos, Vaudésir, and Valmur, Christian is an expert on the nuances of the Grand Cru hill of Chablis.

So please join us this week at Bar Boulud, and check out La Paulée to see the various wine events going on across the city this week. Take special note, for first-time Gala attendees, this year a special package called ‘First Press’ includes entrance to the Welcome Party, Off-the-Grid Tasting, and Grand Tasting, in addition to the Gala.

Come share in the spirit of the Paulée this week at Bar Boulud!

François Feuillet,
Échezeaux Grand Cru 2010

TUESDAY – Winemaker Night
Domaine Gérard Julien et Fils,
Côtes de Nuits-Villages 2015 & 2014

WEDNESDAY—Winemaker Night
Domaine Yvon Clerget,
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2017

THURSDAY – Winemaker Night
Christian Moreau,
Chablis Grand Cru ‘Blanchot’ 2016

Hubert Lamy,
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru ‘En Remilly’ 2016

Chandon de Briailles,
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru ‘Île de Vergelesses’ 2010
Poured from a 3-Liter Jeroboam

Joseph Voillot,
Volnay 1er Cru ‘Les Champans’ 2016