Bouchard Père et Fils Chassagne Montrachet Blanc

Bouchard Père et Fils Chassagne Montrachet Blanc

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • On the south of the Côte de Beaune, the village of Chassagne became Chassagne-Montrachet in the 19th century, thereby benefiting from the notoriety of the mythical Montrachet Grand Cru.
  • Facing east – southeast, the vineyards are planted with both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which produces some of the finest white wines in the world.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Elaboration: Purchases of grapes are made through long-term contracts with vine growers, who make a commitment to respecting Bouchard Père & Fils strict quality criteria. The wine is matured for 11 months in 15% new oak barrels and for 3 months in stainless steel vats.

Tasting Notes: Intense floral and fruit aromas on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and smooth, this wine has a very lingering aftertaste.

PRESS

2014: 91 pts – Wine Spectator

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses.  Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to name a few. In 1995 this exceptional collection was purchased by Joseph Henriot, and is today part of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. Maison Bouchard Père & Fils has invested in the vine to bottle, the process is handled with meticulous care, to ensure the most faithful expression of each terroir. Installed since the beginning of the 19th century on the site of the ancient Châteaude Beaune, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils uses the underground galleries and bastions of this fortress built by LuisXI, 10 meters below ground, for the slow maturing of its wines under optimal conditions. Millions of bottles, including a rare collection of pre-phylloxera wines rest in the cellars today protected by 7 meter thick walls.

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