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Simon Bize Bourgogne les Perrières 2009

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"The 2009 Bourgogne rouge “les Perrières” had already been bottled at the time of my early December visit, and was showing very well indeed. The nose is a pretty and stylish blend of cherries, red currants, smoke, spice and a lovely base of minerality. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and shows impressive mid-palate depth, with a very serious signature of soil for a wine at this level, just a touch of ripe tannin and fine length and grip on the complex finish. High class Bourgogne..." JG 11/10

Region: France » Burgundy » Bourgogne
Winery: Simon Bize
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Simon Bize:
Our principal concern is to harvest grapes with good acidity and sufficient ripeness. Coming as close as possible to the perfect balance between ripeness and acid levels is the base of our work. As is the case for our reds, our goal is to make precise, delicate wines, representative of their terroirs. White grapes are immediately pressed upon arrival at the winery then the must is pumped to t... Read more
Our principal concern is to harvest grapes with good acidity and sufficient ripeness. Coming as close as possible to the perfect balance between ripeness and acid levels is the base of our work. As is the case for our reds, our goal is to make precise, delicate wines, representative of their terroirs. White grapes are immediately pressed upon arrival at the winery then the must is pumped to tank where it is cooled if necessary to 12° C to encourage natural sedimentation. After roughly 12 hours the must is débourbé: the bourbe or heavy lees have deposited at the base of the tank. Only the fine, clear lees are kept and will nourish the wine throughout the barrel-aging period, until they are racked. This step is very important. The decanted must is put directly into barrels in the cellar where alcoholic fermentation begins naturally three to four days later. The alcoholic fermentation lasts for an average of four to six weeks at a more or less stable temperature of 20°C to 24°C. We consider that a wine is dry when it contains less than 3g/litre of residual sugar. The wines are aged in barrel from six to 12 months, depending on the appellation. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Simon Bize Bourgogne les Perrières

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
02/15/2012

Dusty and closed on the nose with a little spice, a dark, serious, brooding sort of nose. On the palate this is quite tight, but the raw material is there. Black raspberries at times, then some watermelon peel and a flash of stemmy spice. All the components show up, but this needs time to knit together. It’s an intellectual joy tonight with succulence, length, and near perfect balance, but there is a lot more to come. 92 pts



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"The 2009 Bourgogne rouge “les Perrières” had already been bottled at the time of my early December visit, and was showing very well indeed. The nose is a pretty and stylish blend of cherries, red currants, smoke, spice and a lovely base of minerality. On the palate the wine is fullish, complex and shows impressive mid-palate depth, with a very serious signature of soil for a wine at this level, just a touch of ripe tannin and fine length and grip on the complex finish. High class Bourgogne..." JG 11/10

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