Jessica Altieri Interview with Jean-Charles Boisset
Jessica Altieri and Jean-Charles Boisset Review Passion of Wine and “Tour de Terroir”
Join Jessica Altieri, luxury brand influencer and Boisset Collection Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset for an exclusive interview in Chicago. Jean-Charles talks about how Boisset Collection is bringing three of its French winemakers to U.S. shores April 9-20 for “Tour de Terroir”. The tour features a rare opportunity to taste the liquid jewels of Burgundy with the visionaries that crafted the wines. Jessica and Jean-Charles also discuss his new book, Passion for Wine, which he co-wrote with noted sommelier/wine educator Marnie Old. It takes a new approach that is dynamic and engaging and uses a concept called “Spectrum of Style” to deconstruct why wines taste the way they do and how people can determine their individual wine styles.
Following is press release from the Boisset Collection with details on the “Tour de Terrior”:
St. Helena, CA (April 4, 2018) – Boisset Collection will bring three of its French winemakers to U.S. shores April 9-20 for “Tour de Terroir” — a multi-city opportunity for wine professionals and consumers to taste wines from Burgundy and Beaujolais to learn more from the vintners of these exceptional wines and domaines. In addition, JCB Spirits — which reflect an extension of Burgundy as the vodkas and gin are made from wine made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the Côte d’Or — will be available to sample during the Tour’s tasting events. The Tour de Terroir will stop in Chicago on Tuesday, April 10th.
Joining Boisset Collection Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset will be winemakers Grégory Patriat of Jean-Claude Boisset, Lucie Depuydt of J. Moreau & Fils and Florent Georger of Mommessin. The 10-city tour starts in Boston and then moves to Chicago; Austin; Orange County, Calif.; San Francisco; New Jersey; New York City; and Washington, D.C., before ending in Florida with stops in both Naples and Miami. Please click here to read more about the winemakers.
“We are so excited to bring these talented winemakers to the U.S. to share their passion for their wines and unique terroirs,” said Boisset. “This is a rare opportunity to taste the liquid jewels of Burgundy with the visionaries that crafted the wines!”
In addition to featuring wines from Jean-Claude Boisset, J. Moreau & Fils and Mommessin, attendees of the Tour de Terroir will also get a chance to sample wines from three other Boisset properties: Domaine de la Vougeraie, from the Burgundian regions of Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, Bouchard Aîné & Fils from Beaune and Château Pierreux from Beaujolais.
Top critics’ praise for the 2016 Burgundy vintage:
“Burgundy-loving civilians, who are naturally more concerned with the price and availability of their favorite wines than with the challenges of producing them, will derive great pleasure from the precise, perfumed, suavely tannic 2016s from the outset. One caveat: following a small crop of very ripe, large-scaled wines in 2015 that are quickly disappearing from retail shelves around the world, if they made it that far in the first place, the more classic ‘16s won’t be easy to find either.” –Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
“2016 is a seriously delicious vintage. Bad news, burgundy lovers: there is a serious shortage of wine… 2016 has produced already-charming but potentially long-lived reds with a winning combination of bright, fresh, burgundian, expressive fruit with good but not insistent acidity.” –Jancis Robinson, MW
About Jessica Altieri
Altieri’s latest certification as a Water Sommelier further solidifies her position as an innovative authority in the U.S. and around the world. Certification as a Water Sommelier makes Jessica part of a highly exclusive group of tasting professionals. Until 2015, there was only one Water Sommelier in the entire U.S., and even today only a handful exist worldwide.
A pioneer in the use of video and digital “storytelling” with social media for over 8 years, Altieri created the worlds first digital wine lifestyle platform and partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including, Penfolds, Treasury Wine Estates, E&J Gallo and Constellation Brands. Curating original video content with live events and activating full-scale social media takeovers, Altieri gains millions of impressions for the brands she advocates for.
Altieri is the host of “Wine Conversations with Jessica Altieri” on the revolVer Podcast platform. In her book “Kiss My Glass” the NO-BS Wine Buying Guide, Jean-Charles Boisset called Altieri “vibrant, dynamic & charming wine expert, Jess brings joie de vivre, excitement and exuberance to the wine world” while Seresin Estate winemaker Clive Dougall noted “Jessica brings a great, modern, fun and youthful energy to wine that I’ve not encountered before”.
About Boisset Collection
Boisset Collection is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than twenty-five historical and prestigious wineries and tasting salons in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley, each house retains its unique history, identity and style, and all are united in the pursuit of fine wines expressive of their terroir. Boisset Collection has also branched out beyond wine to offer luxury goods, both of its own design and from partnerships with historic companies such as Baccarat, Lalique, Christofle and Bernardaud. To learn more about the Boisset Collection, visit www.boissetcollection.com
About Jean-Claude Boisset
In 1961, a tenacious eighteen-year-old, Jean-Claude Boisset founded his eponymous négociant winery in Nuits-St.-Georges. An artisan Burgundy producer with an audacious, authentic style, the winery is housed in a former Ursulines convent where Winemaker Grégory Patriat strives for authentic wines in which human intervention has been kept to a bare, discreet minimum. Utilizing native yeasts and never more than 30% new oak, the wines are concentrated, well-rounded, and naturally expressive of their terroirs. The winery embraces the philosophy devised by the Boisset family of the “viniculturalist” — where the winemaker is as much engaged in the vineyards as in the cellars, building close partnerships with growers to achieve the highest quality in the vineyards.
About J. Moreau & Fils
Specialists in the wines of Chablis since 1814, J. Moreau & Fils has built its reputation on a love of wine and respect for the terroir. Located just outside the village of Chablis, J. Moreau & Fils’ house style is to capture the purity and minerality of Chablis in each of its stunning wines. The wines can be characterized by Chablis’ signature lively minerality and a perfect balance between terroir, fruit, structure and texture, making them accessible in their youth while simultaneously possessing a great aging potential.
Founded in 1865, Mommessin has been bringing the world excellent wines from Beaujolais and Burgundy since it began exporting in 1890. Through our own properties as well as long-term contracts with growers, some over 100 years old, we are able to consistently bring you exceptional wines of quality. The story behind the key: in 1889, Mommessin acquired La Grange Saint-Pierre, several ancient stone buildings in Mâcon that originally belonged to the Abbey of Cluny. The abbey’s emblem, the Key of Saint Peter, became an enduring symbol at the Mommessin winery, one that can be seen today on all Mommessin wines.