Vintage 2020

Beaune du Château 1er Cru, Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils

Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils
Product Code: BP2720WC

Tasting Notes

Pale gold with green shades. The nose is made of white flesh fruit, candied citrus aromas with a hint of brioche and ginger bread. The mouth associates richness, subtle oak, taste of dried fruit. Fresh and refined bouquet developing flavours of citrus and white fleshed fruit combined with light oaky, smoky hints. Fresh, perfumed and smooth on palate with delicate spicy finish.

Profile

Chardonnay
13
FRANCE
6
Cork
Bouchard Pere et Fils
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Pale gold with green shades. Fresh and refined bouquet developing flavours of citrus and white fleshed fruit combined with light oaky, smoky hints. Fresh, perfumed and smooth on palate with delicate spicy finish.

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Since its foundations in 1731, Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils has put together an exceptional vineyard holding along the Côte d’Or. Driven by the desire to build an exceptional estate, they currently have 130ha of vineyards: 12ha of which are Grand Cru, 74ha Premier Cru, 4  individual Monopolies- the total covering over 450 vineyard sites. Each vineyard is tended to the highest level with 2021 seeing the first wines certified Organic. The Premier and Grand Cru vineyards are all farmed biodynamically. The pursuit of excellence at Bouchard Pere et Fils is driven by their work in the vineyards. “Our motto at the winery is ‘no rules’. Our approach is to go with the terroirs and the vintage, to adapt ourselves to each vineyard, each year, so that we can coax out the purest expression and the finest emotions. There is a great deal of risk involved in this  listening approach, as well as humility towards the living matter that is wine, but it is an extremely rewarding challenge.” Frédéric Weber – Cellar Master.

Winemaking >

The pressing takes place in two phases: evacuation of the first juice, then pressing in two-hourly cycles. 9 - 10 months in French oak, with up to 15% new oak, and kept for 3-4 months in stainless steel vats.

Awards +

Vinous Neal Martin 86-88
Wine Advocate William Kelley 89-91
Jasper Morris 87-89
Decanter Charles Curtis 92

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