2015
Meursault Premier Cru Le Porusot

Chardonnay
Description

Since 1750, Bouchard Ainé & Fils is devoted to the excellence and renown of the region's noble grapes. The 18th-century Hôtel du Conseiller du Roy in Beaune houses the cellars where is perpetuated, generation after generation, the tradition of quality, elegance and prestige in selecting and making fine Burgundy wines.

The Terroir de Bourgogne range is a selection of reputed single vineyards Villages, Premier and Grand Crus from Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune principally. They are produced in very limited quantities, as a sign of the special care we put into their production. This village appellation from the Côte de Beaune,marks along with Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault one tip of the Golden Triangle. This area produces one of the most famous white wines in Burgundy, which represent about 2/3 of the total production. Meursault takes its name from the village of Meursault. The vineyards extend over 396 hectares of which 96% produce white wine and 27% are ranked as Premier Cru. The Premier Cru “Le Porusot” covers about 10 hectares and enjoys a south-eastern exposure, which is perfect for a maximum amount of sunlight. The name Porusot comes from the very nature of the soil; indeed, the word is a regional way of naming a place covered with rocks. It is the diminutive of Porroux which finds its origin in the latin word Petrosa (stony place).

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Yellow gold with green glints.
 

Aroma: 

Open and clear, with white fruits aromas and a hint of minerality.
 

Palate: 

Lively attack with a fleshy texture and fresh fruits flavours (peach, apricots). The finale stands out with woody notes.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2015 will remain as a memorable year for French wines, particularly Burgundies where the state of health of the vine was exceptional both for white and red wines. As such we were able to harvest our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays at optimum phenolic maturity conducive to producing quality wines with concentration and balance. Springtime arrived quickly after quite a mild winter. Flowering occurred quite rapidly in early June followed by the onset of ripening in mid-July and the grape-harvest which commenced in early August for the most-advanced vineyards. This magnificent healthy environment and the full maturity of the grape-stalks led to minimal sorting requirements at the winery. Our white Burgundies reveal themselves as being quite rich and well-balanced and already showing fine expression for certain appellations. Their style will allow for an enjoyable early drinking but will also delight the connoisseurs for their great ageing
potential. 2015 can already be considered as a great vintage with generous wines while young which will continue to gain in complexity as they mature.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Aged: French oak barrels on its lees for 18 months
    • 30% New French oak
  • Aging Potential: 8 - 10 Years
  • Production: 1.500 bottles
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Pike-perch & Other White Fish, Foie Gras or any fish dish
Cheese & Nuts:
light cheeses
SKU:
1BDMEPW315
$130