Bouchard Père et Fils Puligny Montrachet Blanc
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Situated between its two neighbors, Meursault and Chassagne, the small village of Puligny-Montrachet with a sub-soil ideally suited to Chardonnay, is the true center of gravity for the white wines of the Côte d’Or.
- This village, where the most illustrious wines such as Montrachet or Chevalier-Montrachet are produced has given its name to a magnificent white wine, famed for its distinction, intense mellowness and great aromatic persistence.
- Puligny wines are reputed to have a greater mineral influence and a firmer structure than the more accessible wines from Chassagne and the more perfumed wines of Meursault.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Purchases of grapes are made through contracts with vine growers, who make a commitment to respecting Bouchard Père & Fils strict quality criteria. Post fermentation, the wine ages 8 to 10 months in French oak, with up to 10% new oak, and for 2 to 3 months in stainless steel vats.
Tasting Notes: Delicious floral and fruit aromas with a nice oaky note on the nose. An attractive marriage between power and elegance, this wine also offers lovely smoothness.
2014 – 90 Wine & Spirits
2015 – 91 James Suckling
2016 – 91 Wine Spectator
2017 – 90 Wine Spectator
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.