In the charming French village of Beaune, a city of about 22.000 inhabitants, there's something almost sacred about tasting a wine, as if the outside world goes quiet for a moment so the greatest expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can manifest and be praised.
I had the privilege of being welcomed by the sommelier Sebastian Mac Lachlan Muller, representative of August Kesseler, who proposed a very special vintage tasting followed by a tour of the winery. Kesseler has been in the market since 1984 and began his production focusing on red pinot noir.
There are about 4,600 square meters of cultivated area for wine production in the Rheingau region. Its geography is privileged: a variety of soil in harmony with the climate that guarantees the perfect terroir for Riesling and Spatburgunder (pinot noir) grapes.