Burgundy is not only the ancestral home of Pinot Noir but a crucible, many would say the very epicenter, of the notion of terroir. This notion, that certain places and plots of land have the ability to produce wines of singular and outstanding quality, is almost genetically ingrained in Burgundian winegrowers. What happens, then, when a Burgundian makes wine away from his homeland? How can a winemaker from any region hope to express the genius of place if they do not live there?
Please join two winemakers, Jean-Nicolas Méo and Ted Lemon, who have reflected on these questions over many years, through their respective experiences spanning multiple continents. From Vosne-Romanée to the Willamette Valley, the coastal mountains of Sonoma and New Zealand, these two winemakers will discuss winemaking at home and away, in a fascinating conversation moderated by Nicolas-Jay co-founder, and longtime Littorai champion, Jay Boberg.