Movie: A Year in Burgundy
The movie chronicles a year in the life of several winegrowers in Burgundy through the lens of Martine Saunier, a long time Burgundy wine importer. Martine established long-term relationships with family run wineries, and you’ll be treated to a behind the scenes view of vineyard and cellar life, as well as glimpses of the lives of the families. You’ll see beautiful views of the area through the seasons, you’ll tour the cellars at Clos de Vougeot, and you’ll spend significant time with Lalou Bize-Leroy. Lalou is well known to Burgundy fans and her wines are some of the most expensive anywhere.
If you happen to live in Minneapolis, South Lyndale Liquors carries wines from several of the family wineries featured in the movie. Prior to my first screening of the movie, I stopped in and picked up a very nice Bourgogne Rouge from Domaine Morey-Coffinet to enjoy with the film. Highly recommended!
Note: if you decide to pick up a bottle of Lalou’s wine from Domaine Leroy before the movie, let me know. I’ll bring the popcorn! (Her wines start at about $200 and go up from there)
Maybe because I was drinking their wine, I especially enjoyed the story of the Morey-Coffinet family. I hope to be able to visit on a future trip to Burgundy! Even though it was just a basic Bourgogne Rouge, it was clearly a Burgundy wine. Cherry fruit is there, but it is underneath elements of leather and pine forest floor. I loved it.