Three questions for Françine Picard, Au pied du Mont-Chauve/Maison Michel Picard, Chassagne-Montrachet
When it comes to Burgundian wine which is your most memorable experience?
”I am not a person of one wine but many. Moreover, my best experience is an every day experience, meaning an every day shared passion and hard work. Then come the tasting and time to spned some relaxing time with friends or family or customers and let us enjoy. The what I will enjoy today will be different from the one I will taste tomorrow, as my mood will change. But the richness of Burgundy wines, its diversity, that is my most memorable experience”.
In your opinion which is the most overlooked part of Burgundy?
”We produce some great wines in Côte Chalonnaise, especially whites according to me. They can be very delicate and flavoured, not too rich, but with nice complexity. On top of it, this area of Burgundy has one of the nicest landscapes in Burgundy. Prices are not very high, because their grades are never as good as for the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits wines. Great price/quality ratio”.
Speaking of food, what is not to be missed when visiting Burgundy?
”Les œufs en meurette, sauce au vin blanc and les gougères, easy but so good”.