Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Caroline Lestimé

4/10 Burgundy Winemaker Caroline Lestimé, Domaine Jean-Noel Gangard

@LebonVinBlanc

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Ready 4 #SommChat w/ #Burgundy #Winemaker Caroline Lestimé of Jean-Noel Gagnard? Get ur Qs & join us tmrw 11 AM CST!

@jennanorth (Jenna North): Follow the discussion today: RT @KeeperColl: Ready 4 #SommChat w/ #Burgundy #Winemaker Caroline Lestimé of Jean-Noel Gagnard? 11 AM CST #ww

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Happy #WineWednesday! Almost time 4 #SommChat w/ #Winemaker Caroline Lestimé @LEBONVINBLANC of Jean-Noel Gagnard! CU at 11 AM CST!

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @KeeperColl @LEBONVINBLANC Happy #WineWednesday!Almost time 4 #SommChat w/ #Winemaker Caroline Lestimé @LEBONVINBLANC of Jean-Noel Gagnard!

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Welcome 2 #SommChat! We are so happy you came to join us today… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): we would like to introduce you to #burgundy #winemaker Caroline Lestimé @LEBONVINBLANC of Jean-Noel Gagnard #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Lets start talking wine now with @LEBONVINBLANC #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): So glad 2 be here on #SommChat look forward to all of your questions today! #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): 90! yikes congrats Mike @chmontelena @grgichHills http://twy.la/12I3LOi #winechat #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @noblewines just for today – help us get the word out – thanks #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @LEBONVINBLANC When did you first discover your love of # wine? #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. KeeperColl I 1st discovered my luv of #wine at family meals for special occasion, birthday, Christmas…. #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @LEBONVINBLANC How did your studies in business in #Paris help you manage the estate? #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. Studying business in #Paris helped me in marketing, in redesigning labels, in making websites #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Caroline, welcome to twitter! Your #Pinot was featured #winestudio by @ProtocolWine Are you farming Lutte Raisonee or better? #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): .@noblewines @KeeperColl I am farming #organic, but won’t be certified b/f Harvest 2014. What #Pinot was featured by @protocolwine? #SommChat

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @LEBONVINBLANC Hello Caroline! Your namesake #wine. @noblewines @keepercol #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @ProtocolWine It is very kind of you to support Red #Chassagne Village which has almost disappeared because of “blanchiement” #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Sommchat is early today…we are in Chassagne and it is Appertif time. Help us gets the word out! @enjoielife @adamplotkin #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): hey @alawine #winemaker and family member of #Chassagne producer JN Gagnard is on #SommChat The family has been there very long time!

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – #SommChat is starting now! It’s an hour before usual showtime, but if you love #wine, I hope you can join us! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @demilove GREAT…We are looking forward to seeing your questions #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @enjoielife hey #SommChat is early this week w/Caroline of Chassange hope u can join @AdamPlotkin @TylerOnWine @cuvee_corner @LEBONVINBLANC

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @ancientfirewine join in #SommChat if you can its #burgundy w/ JN Gagnard of Chassagne & Caroline @LEBONVINBLANC @peterwasserman

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @LEBONVINBLANC What was the most valuable thing you learned about viticulture at the Beaune Lycèe Viticole? #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. I met other #wine students from the 2 Cotes, but also from #Germany, #Canada and #England #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @lebonvinblanc: @keepercol farming #organic, but won’t be certified b/f Harvest 2014. @ProtocolWine? #SommChat No cert needed 4 me:)

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @noblewines That is good for me too! Thank you! #SommChat

@exceptionalfood (Gourmet Delights): Every Wednesday at noon Eastern join us for #SommChat hosted by @KeeperColl http://gourmet-delights.com/store/twitter_food_chats.html … #wine #wiyg #foodies

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @LEBONVINBLANC Absolument! Blanchiement is an interesting word. Perhaps you could expand on it at some point in the conversation. #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @ProtocolWine Blanchiement means that #Chardonnay has become so popular that #vineyards traditionally red R planted N White… #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @ProtocolWine Some Vineyards N #Chassagne R better for #Pinot Noir than for #Chardonnay, Villages level at the bottom of slope.. #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @protocolwine: @LEBONVINBLANC Absolument! Blanchiement is an interesting word. #SommChat Has that stopped or reversed lately?

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Q. #SommChat @LEBONVINBLANC think climate change will help reverse Chard trend a bit in Sud CotesB? @KeeperColl @ProtocolWine

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @noblewines it is a good question, but I don’t think so. Hautes Cotes de Beaune will benefit more from a climate change #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @lebonvinblanc Have already seen the help to Haute Cotes in both cotes. #SommChat lovely by glass options here in #US

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @noblewines After L’Estimee Red, Hautes Cotes White is my second passion. Sad to say may not have this white in ’12#SommChat

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @LEBONVINBLANC Would it b correct in assuming that these particular #blanc Burgundies wld b inferior if soil best 4 red? All for $? #SommChat

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @LEBONVINBLANC (that didn’t show up well, I meant no offense.) just curious. #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @ProtocolWine it is a risk 2 change red vines to white-could diminish quality of the village appelation – hope not, we will see #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. Tell us more about the terrior-based policy you introduced when you took over managing the estate #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A.I 1st vinified each terroir separately. 4 Ex, we stopped 1er Cru Blend w/ Chenevottes, Champs Gains, Maltroie, & Blanchot Dessus #SommChat

@demilove (Douglas Trapasso): @KeeperColl – Is it important to you to make your #wine using the same traditional methods that have been handed down by family? #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @demilove For white #wines it was very impt 2 me to continue family traditional methods. 4 Red #wines, we made some changes. #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @lebonvinblanc Check in with Etienne @2montille he did such with red Corton to make a Charlie recently #SommChat @ProtocolWine @KeeperColl

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @noblewines 4 L’Estimee Red made shorter elevage; went fr 15 months to 10-12 months to soften the tannins, which can be severe #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @mywinepal check in with #SommChat with #chassagne producer right now if you have time. @OneClassicWino

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @KeeperColl @enjoielife @noblewines Sorry, missed the time change, but here now! #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. @LEBONVINBLANC What was the most valuable thing that you learned about oenology at the Dijon University #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. I learned in oenology school in Dijon that I will keep letting the specialists do my analyses #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): sorry I am late miss the time… @KeeperColl @ LEBONVINBLANC#SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @TperezWine glad you are in the Chat now – hello from Chassagne #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @adamplotkin: @KeeperColl @enjoielife Sorry, missed the time change, but here now! #SommChat lookout Adam is #burgundy fiend

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @lebonvinblanc can you give me examples of changes in Red program vs. trad terroir methods for whites? #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): What are @LEBONVINBLANC & @KeeperColl drinking tonight? Most important #SommChat question thus far!

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @AdamPlotkin 2009 #Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets in on the table as we speak And you???? #WW #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @LEBONVINBLANC Was supposed to be off work today, but on way into office. But ask me again tonight!!! #SommChat C: @KeeperColl

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @AdamPlotkin just tweet it after you get off work:) sorry for the change for you:) #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): @AdamPlotkin for me it will of course be Jean-Noel Gagnard tonight #SommChat

@AdamPlotkin (Adam Plotkin): @noblewines @KeeperColl @enjoielife Such a fun passion (obsession)! #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @AdamPlotkin @noblewines @KeeperColl Yes. #Wine is a fun passion and #Burgundy is among the best! #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): @lebonvinblanc cooler weather in Cotes Beane, thicker skins more tannins than Beaune Volnay Pommard et al? #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @noblewines I am using my #Pinot Noir grapes from Hautes Cotes to make a Cremant de Bourgogne, my 3rd Passion:) #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @noblewines thank you 4 supporting the Hautes Cotes – it is appreciated #SommChat

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): RT @lebonvinblanc: thank you 4 supporting the Hautes Cotes – it is appreciated #SommChat wrong slope tho I’ll get some from @martinscottwine

@noblewines (Christopher Miller): Last night’s soldier #SommChat @AdamPlotkin @LEBONVINBLANC pic.twitter.com/9JKk1x0eHw

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @LEBONVINBLANC which disease do you fear the most in Chassagne and why? @KeeperColl #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): .@TperezWine @KeeperColl Oidium is what I fear the most because it will kill the quality AND Hail and Frost will kill the crop #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q. LEBONVINBLANC tell us more abt your decision to stop using herbicides & cut down on the use of sulphur & copper & go organic #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. N ’00, we stopped using herbicides, so the last thing we had to do was to use organic product 2 protect the vines #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. @KeeperColl we try to cut down on the use of Copper and Sulfur when we can, but not in ’12 b/c weather was so unstable & wet #SommChat

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): @KeeperColl @LEBONVIN any new favorite #food & #wine & pairings #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): .@Champagnewhit @KeeperColl Foie Gras w/ #Loire Valley or #German #riesling #SommChat

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): @KeeperColl @LEBONVIN #food #wine #SommChat please excuse me @LEBONVINBLANC

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): “@Champagnewhit: @KeeperColl @LEBONVINBLANC how do you manage 9 #white #burgundy at the same time during harvest #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @Champagnewhit we only have Foie Gras on special occasions, the perfect time to pull out my Batard Montrachet cc: @KeeperColl #SommChat

@TylerOnWine(Tyler Philp): @LEBONVINBLANC @noblewines … Cremant de Bourgogne

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Q @THEBONVINBLANC what food do you pair with your red #chassagne #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. @KeeperColl BBQ, don’t make the pairing too complicated – can go with many different #foods. #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): A. @KeeperColl we r not as lucky to get Lobster, but if you can, it pairs beautifully with Jean-Noel Gagnard 1er Cru Caillerets #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @LEBONVINBLANC @TperezWine glad you are in the Chat now – hello from Chassagne #SommChat Thank you till next time. #winelovers

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): TYou @LEBONVINBLANC @KeeperColl Oidium is what I fear the most cuz it will kill the quality AND Hail and Frost will kill the crop #SommChat

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @TylerOnWine Often méthode traditionnelle… 1/3 the price of #Champagne, worth trying @AdamPlotkin @lebonvinblanc @noblewines #SommChat < TY

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): “@Champagnewhit: @KeeperColl @LEBONVINBLANC how do you manage 9 #white #burgundy at the same time during harvest #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @Champagnewhit in fact it is 15 #white #burgundy #wines-we have 2 presses & I ask my Husband to help me….. #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @Champagnewhit For my husband, filling #wine barrels at harvest is more “Rock & Roll” than his job at the power plant @KeeperColl #SommChat

@Champagnewhit (Whitney Woodham): @KeeperColl @LEBONVINBLANC do you pair red or white #wine with cheese? @peterwasserman #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @Champagnewhit we usually come back to the #wines we opened at beg. of dinner and had time to breathe at cheese course… #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): @Champagnewhit with Cheese, I usually prefer white #wines, but the English have had introduced #Port with #Stilton to me #SommChat

@TperezWine (Thomas Perez): @KeeperColl: @TperezWine @LEBONVINBLANC great to see you today on #WW #SommChat will see you next week! Thanks

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Time to wrap up! Hope you enjoyed #wine talk w/#Burgundy #Winemaker Caroline Lestime @LEBONVINBLANC of Jean-Noel Gagnard #SommChat #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): It was great to have Caroline @LEBONNVINBLANC join me in thanking her for being here… #SommChat

@KeeperColl (Keeper Collection): Mark your calendar for #SommChat next Wed 4/17 w/James Cluer MW @JamesCluer of Fine Vintage at 11 AM CST (promise)! C U There.. #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @LEBONVINBLANC @noblewines @KeeperColl Boudriottes is always fresh with energy/spice taste (citrus, mint, white flower)… #SommChat

@LEBONVINBLANC (LESTIMÉ CAROLINE): Great to be here with all of you – thanks to @KeeperColl for having me #SommChat

@enjoielife (Judia Black): @LEBONVINBLANC @noblewines @KeeperColl Sounds great! Will look for it. Thank you and all who was here for a fun #WineWednesday #SommChat.

@CaravelleChamp (Rita Jammet): bonjour Caroline, so sorry I missed you! RT @LEBONVINBLANC: Great to be here with all of you – thanks to @KeeperColl for having me #SommChat

@ProtocolWine (PROTOCOL wine studio): @LEBONVINBLANC Thank you for your time Caroline! @KeeperColl #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Good advice! RT @LEBONVINBLANC: A. @KeeperColl BBQ, don’t make the pairing too complicated – can go with many different foods. #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): Food Pairing question >> #WW RT @Champagnewhit: @KeeperColl @LEBONVIN any new favorite #food & #wine & pairings #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): And the Answer >> RT @LEBONVINBLANC: .@Champagnewhit @KeeperColl Foie Gras w/ #Loire Valley or #German #riesling #SommChat

@cuvee_corner (Bill Eyer): @KeeperColl Ah-bummer I missed it, but I’m catching up now via #SommChat @lebonvinblanc < THX 4 sharing today, cheers!

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @LEBONVINBLANC @Champagnewhit w/ Cheese usually prefer white #wines but English introduced #Port w/ #Stilton to me #SommChat < TY #MustTry

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @lebonvinblanc @KeeperColl @trimbach @drinkalsace Catching up on today’s #SommChat Thank you.

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @adamplotkin @noblewines @lisasharahall @sassodoro @demilove Catching up on today’s #SommChat Thank you.

@alawine (Ken Alawine Waggoner): @cuvee_corner @protocolwine @enjoielife @canterburywine @champagnewhit Catching up on today’s #SommChat Thank you.

@WineRackCo (WineRacks.com): @KeeperColl @JamesCluer Calender marked! Sorry I missed #SommChat this week. Looks like it was a blast as always. Cheers!

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