BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS - Beaune Du Chateau Blanc - Premier Cru 2017
Pale gold/ gold colour with green shades. The nose is made of white flesh fruit, candied citrus aromas with a hint of brioche and ginger bread. The mouth associates richness, subtle oak, taste of dried fruit. Pleasantly rich wine.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Fine cooked meats, meat pies, warm pâté, snails.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 12°C to 14°C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 5-10 years
Bouchard Père & Fils has been producing the Beaune du Château cuvée, an exclusivity of the House, since 1907. This wine which is a blend of several Premier Cru vineyards, vinified separately, demonstrates the different facets of the terroir of Beaune.
White Beaune du Château comes from 4 parcels of Beaune Premier Cru chosen for their complementary qualities: Aigrots, Tuvilains, Sizies and Sur les Grèves. The grapes from each "climat" are vinified separately before blending, in order to preserve the character of each "terrroir".
HARVEST: Manual, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape.
VINIFICATION: The pressing takes place in two phases: Evacuation of the first juice, then pressing in two-hourly cycles.
MATURING: 9 to 10 months in French oak, with up to 15% new oak, depending on the vintage, and for 3 to 4 months in stainless steel vats.
AGEING: The cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Château de Beaune offer natural ambient conditions that are perfectly adapted to ageing the Premiers Crus.
Vendor (Misc) / Vineyard (Wines): BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS