Acker is honored to be a premier partner for Season 2 of Roadside Terroir, an audio travel guide for wine lovers who want to dig into the subject of terroir. Season 2 takes place in the birthplace of terroir itself--Burgundy's Côte d'Or, or Golden Slope, and will cover every appellation from north to south. Burgundy is close to our hearts here at Acker, and we know that you’ll enjoy taking this journey to one of the most historic wine regions in the world through the eyes of host and geologist, Brenna Quigley.
Louis Jadot Beaune Blanc 1er Cru Les Bressandes Domaine Gagey 2018
Fanny Sabre Beaune Rouge Clos des Renardes 2019
Clos de la Chapelle Beaune Rouge 1er Cru Les Teurons 2017
Entering the Rabbit Hole dives into the history of Burgundy and focuses entirely on the city and vineyards of Beaune. The episode explores the historic role of the negociant and the history of biodynamics in the Cote d’Or as it guides the listener through a tour of some of Beaune’s most exciting terroirs. Each three-pack includes a detailed description of the wines, as well as points to listen for in the podcast as you taste and learn.
Edmond Cornu Chorey-lès-Beaune Blanc 2017
Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune Rouge 2019
Jean-Baptiste Boudier Aloxe-Corton Les Combes Rouge 2019
The Hill and the Valley explores the magnificent Hill of Corton and the valleys that surround it. This episode is a deep-dive into the geology of the region and how it has influenced the people and the wines for centuries. Each three-pack includes a detailed description of the wines, as well as points to listen for in the podcast as you taste and learn.
Prunier-Bonheur Auxey-Duresses Blanc Les Crais 2018
Fanny Sabre Pommard 2019
Jean-Marc Bouley Volnay Clos de la Cave 2017
Ducs, Dolomite, and Double Espresso focuses on one of the biggest rivalries of the Côte d'Or: Pommard and Volnay. Listen and taste as Brenna scours the vineyards, the rocks, and the history books in order to understand why these two neighbors produce such drastically different wines. Each three-pack includes a detailed description of the wines, as well as points to listen for in the podcast as you taste and learn.
Join Acker as we discover what makes Brenna tick, what keeps her up at night, the biggest takeaways from her season in Burgundy, and what’s next for the host and geologist.
Becky Wasserman Selections
Côte d’Or Wines
Host Brenna Quigley
Brenna, accomplished geologist and founder and host of Roadside Terroir, wants nothing more than to tell you a story about the rocks that surround you every day, and how they fit into the creation of our planet. Brenna works with wine professionals in all areas of the trade, from growers in France to importers and buyers in the US, in order to precisely define the most impactful elements of their terroirs in a relevant and approachable manner. Her work takes her all over the world, from Santa Barbara to Burgundy, Napa to Barolo, Galicia to Vienna, and much more.