2017
Gevrey-Chambertin

Pinot Noir
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.This famous appellation from the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy takes its name from the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The famous area of Gevrey-Chambertin produces only red wines and extends over 406 hectares, 86 of which are classified as Premier Cru.

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: 

Deep ruby red color.

Aroma: 

Pleasant aromas of strawberries and raspberries with delicate oaky notes.

Palate: 

Powerful, rich and full-bodied in the mouth, displaying the fruity flavours already perceived in the bouquet.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

In 2017, Burgundy succeed at both quality and quantity levels. After many vintages impacted by the climatic variation, Bouchard Ainé & Fils recover with the 2017 vintage, a very satisfactory harvest. Not only because the volumes will allow to supply the markets but also because the wines already offer the desire to discover this very elegant vintage. After spending the winter building up their strength, the vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed. During the summer, a few spells of heatwave alternated with more mixed weather. However, ripening continued at a good pace and by the end of August, the first grapes were being picked, two weeks ahead of average. Harvesting continued until mid-September as each plot reached peak maturity.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Aging:
    • 16-18 Months
    • French oak barrels
    • < 20% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Barbecued beef or pork ribs
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
SKU:
1BDGCFR317
Price: $90
Your Price: $72
You Save: $18 (20%)