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Bouchard Pere et Fils Montrachet Grand Cru France 2009

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In spite of the French Revolution, Montrachet kept its admirable, distinguished, aristocratic character due, amongst others, to Bouchard Pre & Fils who helped to save this unique vineyard by buying 1.92 hectares in 1838 for the sum of 40 000 Francs ! Then, in 1839, Bernard Bouchard constructed a fine stone gateway which cost him 79 Francs ...Ideally positioned, facing south-south east, the land belonging to Bouchard Pre & Fils is situated just beneath Chevalier Montrachet - another very famous Grand Cru - in the very heart of the "Appellation".Always harvested by hand, carefully sorted, then aged in oak casks, Bouchard Pre & Fils produces less than 5 000 bottles per year !King of kings, this wine offers a concentration of all the qualities of the Great White Burgundies. From extremely poor ground on a chalk mound (hence the name of "mont chauve") this wine is the very proof that the greatest wines often come from regions where growing conditions are the most extreme.With its splendid, bright gold colour this Grand Cru develops complex aromas of hazelnut mixed with fine notes of honey. A wine for laying down, Montrachet has elegance, charm and character.

Region: France » Lyonnais

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  • 2009

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Bouchard Père et Fils:
Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lack of the mixing of different grape varieties. There are two main varieties in Burgundy : Pinot Noir for the red wines; Chardonnay for the white wines. The reputation of the Grands Vins fins de Bourgogne is based on two varieties alone : Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As early as 1866, Dr Jules Guyot i... Read more
Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lack of the mixing of different grape varieties. There are two main varieties in Burgundy : Pinot Noir for the red wines; Chardonnay for the white wines. The reputation of the Grands Vins fins de Bourgogne is based on two varieties alone : Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As early as 1866, Dr Jules Guyot in his book on viticulture of the centre north of France, wrote that: " the essence of the fine wines of the Côte d'Or, is the grape variety, the Pineau Noir or Noirien for the red wines; the Pineau Blanc or Chardenet for the white wines ". Read less

In spite of the French Revolution, Montrachet kept its admirable, distinguished, aristocratic character due, amongst others, to Bouchard Pre & Fils who helped to save this unique vineyard by buying 1.92 hectares in 1838 for the sum of 40 000 Francs ! Then, in 1839, Bernard Bouchard constructed a fine stone gateway which cost him 79 Francs ...Ideally positioned, facing south-south east, the land belonging to Bouchard Pre & Fils is situated just beneath Chevalier Montrachet - another very famous Grand Cru - in the very heart of the "Appellation".Always harvested by hand, carefully sorted, then aged in oak casks, Bouchard Pre & Fils produces less than 5 000 bottles per year !King of kings, this wine offers a concentration of all the qualities of the Great White Burgundies. From extremely poor ground on a chalk mound (hence the name of "mont chauve") this wine is the very proof that the greatest wines often come from regions where growing conditions are the most extreme.With its splendid, bright gold colour this Grand Cru develops complex aromas of hazelnut mixed with fine notes of honey. A wine for laying down, Montrachet has elegance, charm and character.

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