Beaune 1er Cru Bouchard Domain 2016
Ref : 480431
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 58.70 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2021
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Our food and wine pairings
- Grilled Fish
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Get ready to discover the fragrances of yellow grapefruit and apricot spiced by a touch of vanilla released by this limpid pale wine. This aroma of vanilla is also present in mouth, in the attack that is supple and unveils the great balance of this wine. Notes of white flowers and apricot, spiced by a note of white pepper, are ending wonderfully this tasting.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Do you know ?
This wine has been elaborated using five plots of Beaune Premier Cru, selected for their complementary qualities: Aigrots, Sizies, Sur les Grèves, Teurons and Tuvilains. Before the assembly, grapes that grew under each climate has aged separately to preserve the characteristics of each terroirs.
Domain and appellation
In 1820, Bernard Bouchard brought the former Château de Beaune, a royal fortress built in the 15th century by the king Louis XI.
Nowadays, four of the five original towers of the castle and some parts of the rampart are still standing outside. The whole monument is classed as historical monument since 1937.
Deeply buried, the underground cellars are going across the whole property. It offers ideal and natural conservations conditions to the vintages Bouchard Père & Fils.
Up to 10 meters of depth, the wines are aging gracefully. Amongst them, a unique collection of nearly 2000 bottles of 19th century. This historical heritage is priceless.
- Terroir: The soil is made of limestone, clay and marl, whose proportion varies in function of the plots.
- Viticulture: Harvests are done manually. A particular care is given to the sorting of grapes. In function of the vintages, the grapes are totally or partially destemmed.
- Wine-making: After a drastic sorting, the pressing is made in two steps. The first consists in evacuating the first juices. The second is a pressing made by cycles of two hours. In function of the profile of the vintage, the wine will age during 10 to 12 months inside French oak barrels, whose up to 15% are new.
- Chardonnay : 100%