La Paulée is a traditional Burgundian celebration held at the end of the grape harvest. This was once a widespread practice throughout France but now most often refers to the festivities held in the village of Meursault.
La Paulée de Meursault is part of Les Trois Glorieuses, “the three glorious days,” that take place around Beaune on the third weekend of each November. The first day centers on a Saturday banquet hosted by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin at the Château du Clos Vougeot. On Sunday, the renowned auction of Hospices de Beaune wines is held in the beautiful fifteenth century Hôtel-Dieu. The grand finale of this oenophilic trilogy is La Paulée, an extravagant luncheon that starts at noon on Monday at the Château de Meursault and continues well into the evening.
We will be featuring the wines of Burgundy all month, but if you are looking for specific wines to open for your Paulée please don’t hesitate to contact us.
First Chardonnay. The truest home in the world for the Chardonnay grape is the Cote d’Or. In honor of La Paulée we have pulled some treasures out of our cellars to offer:
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