After much success last year, Matter of Taste is returning to Zurich next month for its third installment. Held at the grandiose Dolder Grand boasting a fantastic view of the city, the two-day event on February 23 and 24 features a Grand Walkabout Tasting complete with over 600 iconic wines from more than 150 wineries around the world, all rated from RP90 to RP100—arguably the largest fine wine experience in Europe open to the public.
Jean-Michel Chartron heads a domaine run by his family in Puligny-Montrachet since 1873 and is one of the most highly regarded growers in the area. The two monopoles—the grand cru Chevalier-Montrachet, Clos des Chevaliers and the Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Clos de la Pucelle—have been in the family since 1917. Guests will have the extraordinary chance to taste the domaine's two monopole wines together with other superlative and iconic Chartron bottlings, thanks to the kindness of Jean-Michel who will deplete his personal cellar as these precious bottles of 2014 have become collectibles.
As the President of the Puligny Growers’ Association, Jean-Michel is at the forefront of viticulture in the area and will share some insights on topics such as responses to climate change and why the wines of Puligny have become the rarest and most sought after white wines in the world.