Three questions for Philippe Chautard, Maison Louis Picamelot, Rully
When it comes to Burgundian wine which is your most memorable experience?
”My most memorable experience, but I would also say the most touching, was a private invitation an evening of summer 2013, where after an aperitif with one of our magnums of Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs 1995, I could for the very first time enjoy a menu with only white wines, red wines and Marc de Bourgogne from the Domaine de la Romanée Conti. When one is in love with Burgundy, it is a unique and intense emotional moment”.
In your opinion which is the most overlooked part of Burgundy?
”I would say the Hautes Côtes de Beaune and de Nuits, as my father use to say “La Côte de Bonet d’Nuit”, for its landscape and its picturesque villages, like Orches for example (behind Saint-Aubin), whose beauty won’t leave you indifferent and where the terroir gives wines, especially whites, of great pureness”.
Speaking of food, what is not to be missed when visiting Burgundy?
”There's a lot to choose from – the Gougères, Jambon Persillé, chicken of Bresse, beef of Charolles, Epoisses cheese, etc… Taking into account my Bressanes origins, I would prefer the famous Poulet de Bresse that you can taste from the Ain department thru the Bresse Louhannaise until the door of the Jura region. (Not to be missed: every Monday morning in Louhans, the market from the Cité du Goût at the 157 Arcades)”.