2017
Bourgogne

Chardonnay
Description

A regional appellation grown throughout the wine-growing area of Burgundy. The Bourgogne blanc appellation covers approximately 1000 hectares. Throughout the wine-growing area, there are multiple terroirs which allow a wide range of aromas in the wines. Depending on its origin, a Bourgogne Chardonnay will taste either of flint, fresh butter or acacia flower. This is why our viniculturist plays a very important part in selecting the grapes, because he is the one responsible for expressing the Chardonnay the we want it, in the respect of the House's know-how.

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: 

White gold with green reflects.

Aroma: 

Expressive nose with citrus and white flowers.

Palate: 

Full attack on citrus. This wine is mineral and develops aromas of gunflint. Dry, aromatic and pur with a nice persistency.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

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.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Potential: 8 years
  • Harvest Date: 9/1/17 - 9/30/17
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Hrs d'oeuvre of Cold Cuts or Fish
Cheese & Nuts:
White Meats in a Cream-sauce
Fruits & Vegetables:
Asian pears
Sauces:
Garlic Butter
SKU: 1BDBCFW317
$20