Bouchard Beaune Greves Jesus 2016
This is Premier Cru Pinot Noir from a small but gifted 9 acre vineyard of gravelly limestone and sandy clay soils of the Côte de Beaune of the Côte d'Or offering superb fruit and spice aromas with an oakey note. Intense, full and yet delicate on the palate, the wine has a charming velvetiness. Very good ageing potential.
This Premier Cru parcel is tended by a vine-grower who takes care of the vineyard up to the harvest. Working with the cycle of nature, he enables the terroir to fully express its nuances from vintage to vintage.
Following hand picking in small cases, ruthless sorting of the grapes, total or partial destemming depending on the vintage, and fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensures optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 12 to 15 days before maturing is carried out for 10 to 18 months in French oak barrels, with 60 to 85% new barrels.
Tasting notes from Bouchard Pere & Fils
Game birds – fattened chicken in cream sauce – Burgundian cheeses