Wine Bouchard Pere et Fils, Meursault AOC "Les Clous", 2016
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Wine pale yellow color with golden highlights.
Taste wine elegant, well structured, with great balance of acidity, soft texture and long finish school with a refreshing mineral notes.
In a deep, rich aroma of wine elegantly interwoven notes of pineapple and white flowers, citrus and subtle shades of mint.
The wine is perfectly combined with fish dishes under white sauces, such as pike with cream sauce, salmon with sorrel sauce.
Site "Le Cloud," the title of which translates as "nails", occupies 8.64 hectares in appellasone Meursault. Vineyard soil - limestone-marl, exposure - east. The wines from this terroir are particularly subtlety, grace and potential for aging. Harvested by hand in small boxes. Fermentation takes place in French oak barrels at a controlled temperature. Excerpt wine Meursault "Les Cloud" in 2013 in French oak barrels, 10% of which - a new, lasting 10-12 months. Wine storage capacity is 8-10 years.
Winery Bouchard Pere & Fils was founded in 1731, and thanks to the dedication and patient work of several generations of today it is one of the best in Burgundy. In 1731, Michel Bouchard - trader from Dauphin, has decided to set up business in Volne. Together with his son Joseph, he began to resell the wine in barrels. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard gets a first portion of vineyards located in Volne and house in Bonn. But the economy was seriously expand only while driving his son Joseph, Antoine Philibert Bouchard. In 1789, during the French Revolution happened division of vineyards in Burgundy. At this time, most of the vineyards owned by the clergy, they were confiscated and put up for sale. Antoine took the opportunity to expand the domain. In 1791, the vineyards belonging to the abbey Mezer in Bonn, including the Clos Saint-Landry, Avo and Tёron were sold Bouchard Pere e Fiss. Since that time, the Clos Saint-Landry became a monopoly, it means that the family is the master of all Bouchard vineyard.
In 1820, Bernard Bouchard bought the former royal castle Château de Beaune, built by King Louis XI. Since then, the walls of this fortress great wines are stored Domain Bouchard Pere e Fiss. During the XX century Bouchard focused on expanding its economy. And, despite the war and the crisis, they have retained ownership collected nine generations. On the eve of the First World War, the family had a beautiful domain in Bonn that resides on 35 different vineyards with a total area of 50 hectares. In 1969, the purchase of plots was in full swing, acquired vineyards in Meursault, Chambolle-Myusini and Zhevre-Shamberten, and in 1972 bought land in Grand Cru Chambertin.
In 1995, the family sold the farm Joseph Bouchard Enrio ( Henriot ) - the owner of the family home in Champagne, who continued the traditions established by the ninth generation of the family Bouchard. And today, all observers of the wine market agree that the contribution Enrio - financial, creative, conceptual - proved invaluable at a new stage of history Bouchard Pere et Fils, quickly reach full speed. In 2005, the winery was opened Saint Vincent and built a new cellar. Thanks to valuable centuries-old traditions and the use of new technologies here are wines of the highest class.
Today Bouchard Pere e Fiss has 130 hectares of vineyards, of which 86 hectares - Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. Vineyards are known not only for its size, but a delightful and location. It employs a team of experienced professionals, the vineyards are trying to limit the use of fertilizers. In the process of wine making is paid great attention to every step, the crop is harvested by hand, the grapes from each vineyard vinified separately. The wines are aged in the fortress of Chateau de Beaune, which received the status of "historical monument". This created ideal conditions for the maturation of wines, some of which relate to the XIX century, while others are more than 50 years.