The C-Suite Wine Gift Box

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Burgundy x Piedmont: The King and Queen of regions. This gift box will make you look good to wine-lovers and definitely show your appreciation to someone you think deserves to drink like a royalty. Choose your desired wine style and read more about the selections included below.

A Great Gift For: Clients, prospects, wine collectors, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, congratulations, and thank you’s of all kind

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Mixed Box
1. 2020 Domaine De Oliveira Lecestre Chablis ‘Les Clos’ Grand Cru
2. 2019 Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja DOCG

Red Box
1. 2018 Domaine Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin ‘Mes Favorites’
2. 2019 Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja DOCG

Domaine De Oliveira Lecestre
Originally from Portugal, the De Oliveira family emigrated from Portugal to Chablis during the early part of the 20th century, long before Chablis boasted the viticultural renown that it does today. Mr. De Oliveira began tending vines for William Fèvre at the young age of 14 and by the age of 24 he had saved enough money to purchase his first parcel of land and plant his own vines. Over the years, he continued to acquire new land and today, Domaine De Oliveira Lecestre encompasses 50 hectares of vines across Chablis, spanning from Petit Chablis, to village-level, premier cru, and grand cru.

‘Les Clos’ is the biggest, most widely recognized, and according to many professionals, the best of the 7 Grand Cru Chablis climats. This ain’t your average bottle of Chardonnay. The wine’s strong strong structure is immediately apparent, yet its delicate and nuanced flavor profile makes the wine both impressive and approachable.

Domaine Alain Burguet
Alain Burget started Domaine Burguet in the 1970s. Based in Gevrey-Chambertin, he was one of the first growers in the village to farm organically, as well as recognize the importance of cover crop usage, encouraging biodiversity, and beyond. His sons Jean-Luc and Eric officially took over the domaine in 2010 after working alongside their father since 1999. The Burguet house style is a rich and voluptuous one, with Pinot picked as late as possible to ensure maximum ripeness. ‘Mes Favorites’ is their old vine blend, produced from vines that average 75 years of age.

Burgundy, AKA “Bourgogne,” is a small, historical region in east-central France that covers a wide area with ranging climates. The large number of producers and appellations within Burgundy can make the region seem complicated even to a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. At it’s essence, Burgundy can be quite simple. This is the home for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and these wines are second-to-none around the world with an influence that is huge in the world of vino. Burgundy winemakers were the pioneers for premium Chardonnay production and continue to provide a benchmark of excellence in viticulture and winemaking for all of their varieties. A vineyard’s location is extremely important here. The location will determine their quality level within the Burgundy appellation hierarchy. The highest-quality vineyards will generally have a south or east facing exposure providing the most access to sunlight and offering protection from westerly winds. These wines may be listed as premier cru or grand cru on the bottle label. Soils in Burgundy can vary depending on the area, but you’ll find many of them are rich in limestone. Pinot Noir is grown throughout the entire region and accounts for a third of the total vineyard area. Although a wide range of winemaking techniques are used varying by producer, a classic “Burgundian” Pinot Noir has red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into earth, game, and mushroom as the wine matures. These wines, as well as Chardonnay, can age for many years if stored properly. Other grape varieties include the red grape Gamay, famous to the Beaujolais region, and the white grape Aligoté. There are many smaller appellations within Burgundy, just like Bordeaux and other regions in France. These appellations include Chablis, the Côte d’Or, the Côte Chalonnaise, and Mâconnais. Each of these areas house many respected and highly-regarded villages and vineyards.

You’ll often hear Barolo associated with some of Italy’s greatest wines. This is because the vineyards located in Piedmont are grown at high altitudes with south-facing slopes (towards the sunlight) allowing the grapes to ripen slow and steady. Barolo’s are infamous for being the biggest and boldest of the black variety Nebbiolo and have aromas of perfumed aromas, sour cherries, herbs, and floral characteristics. In the best years, Barolo will develop high acidity and high tannin with a full body and the potential to continue to develop its characteristics within the bottle. Many Barolo’s will actually benefit in complexity and structure from further bottle aging. These wines can be sourced from different villages or purely from one village, which would then be stated on the label. The best wines here will come from a single-named vineyard or “cru.” In Barolo DOCG, the primary designated area, the wine must be made entirely from the Nebbiolo grape, spend 18 months in oak, and aged for three years before release.