Domaine Pierre Bouree, Cote de Nuits Blanc, Burgundy, France 2016

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SKU
103101

"...quite Meursault-like, buttery, the palate brimming with ripe fruit, succulent pear and Ogen melon, very juicy, and a beautifully balanced white Burgundy with texture and charm to spare..." Tom Cannavan

£32.00
Total £32.00
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Grape Blend Chardonnay 100%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2022
Winemaker Bernard Vallet
Organic No
Reviewer Score 91
Reviewer Tom Cannavan
SKU 103101
ABV 12.00%

Just two barrels of Pierre Bourée's Côte de Nuits Villages Blanc were made in 2016, a vintage where yields were significantly reduced, from fruit picked in the Fixin commune, which covers both village and premier cru vineyards.

The 2016 white Burgundy vintage was very much a winemaker's vintage, choose carefully and you will be well rewarded by charming, textured, balanced Chardonnays, such as this exceptional gem at a relatively modest price.

As estate tradition dictates, fermentation occurs in foudres, prior to a year's aging in French barrique, during which the barrels are rolled to stir up the lees to add further complexity. The cuvée is then bottled without filtration to retain wonderfully pure expression of the Burgundy classic.

"White Cote de Nuits Villages is relatively rare, and indeed only two barrels of this fine Chardonnay sourced from vineyards in Fixin. Fermented in wooden foudres and aged one year in barrique, it has a Brazil nut opulence on the nose, quite Meursault-like, buttery, the palate brimming with ripe fruit, succulent pear and Ogen melon, very juicy, and a beautifully balanced white Burgundy with texture and charm to spare, but the cleansing acidity is framing everything very elegantly." Tom Cannavan

Ripe and fresh on the nose with fine minerality flowing through it. Lovely, fat concentrated mouthfeel, with real depth, balanced by underlying mineral development. Great length.

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