Bouchard Père & Fils - Meursault - Les Genevrières - 1er Cru

93 points - The Wine Advocate
88 points - The Wine Advocate
Bouchard Père & Fils - Meursault - Les Genevrières - 1er Cru - 2016 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Bouchard Père & Fils - Meursault - Les Genevrières - 1er Cru

93 points - The Wine Advocate
88 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières is excellent, unfurling in the glass with notes of citrus oil, crisp Anjou pear, beeswax, wet stones and dried white flowers. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and incisive, with an elegantly satiny attack, a tangy line of acidity and a tight-knit, concentrated core, concluding with a beautifully delineated finish. This is a racy, acid-driven Genevrières that will evolve beautifully in the cellar. Bouchard's holdings in Genevrières amount to some 15% of the appellation, so it's reassuring to see that they are in good hands.
The 2013 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières has a slightly muffled bouquet, the oak not quite singing from the same hymn sheet as the fruit. The palate is better with a slightly honeyed entry, the acidity nicely judged to retain balance, and the nutmeg infusing the citrus fruit towards the spicy and appealing finish. It just does not quite deliver the depth of its peers, but it should repay another couple of years in a bottle.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Meursault
Producer:
Bouchard Père & Fils
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
ABV:
13%

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Bouchard Père & Fils - Onshore Cellars

Bouchard Père & Fils

Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy, perpetuating tradition for nearly 3 centuries and...

Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy, perpetuating tradition for nearly 3 centuries and 9 generations. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous “Les Caillerets” climat and started to develop the family’s vineyard holdings.

During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family’s vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous “Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus.”

This desire to build up an exceptional estate in Côte d’Or endured through the generations and acquisitions in the best Villages were added throughout the 19th century and again in the early 20th century.

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Burgundy - Onshore Cellars

Burgundy

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Meursault

Meursault

Meursault is a wine appellation located in the Burgundy region of France. The history of winemaking in Meursault dates back to the Roman era, and the region has...

Meursault is a wine appellation located in the Burgundy region of France. The history of winemaking in Meursault dates back to the Roman era, and the region has been producing high-quality wines for centuries. The style of production in Meursault is heavily influenced by the unique terroir of the region, which is characterized by limestone-rich soils and a cool climate.

The primary grape variety grown in Meursault is Chardonnay, which is known for its ability to express the terroir of the region. The wines produced in Meursault are typically full-bodied and rich, with a complex bouquet of aromas and flavors. The wines are aged in oak barrels, which adds a layer of complexity and depth to the wine.

Meursault is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world. The wines are typically dry, with a high level of acidity and a long finish. The flavors of Meursault wines are often described as nutty, with notes of hazelnut, almond, and toasted bread. The wines also have a distinct minerality, which is a result of the limestone soils in the region.

The most famous vineyards in Meursault are located on the slopes of the Côte de Beaune, which is a hillside that runs along the eastern edge of the region. The vineyards on the Côte de Beaune are known for producing some of the finest wines in the world, and the wines from Meursault are no exception.

Meursault is a region that is steeped in tradition, and the winemakers in the region take great pride in their craft. The wines produced in Meursault are a testament to the skill and dedication of the winemakers, and they are a true reflection of the unique terroir of the region.

In conclusion, Meursault is a wine appellation that is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world. The region has a rich history of winemaking, and the wines produced in Meursault are a true reflection of the unique terroir of the region. If you are looking for a high-quality white wine that is full-bodied, complex, and rich, then Meursault is the perfect choice.

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