Bouchard Pere & Fils - Rugiens - Pommard - 1er Cru

94 points - The Wine Advocate
Bouchard Pere & Fils - Rugiens - Pommard - 1er Cru - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Bouchard Pere & Fils - Rugiens - Pommard - 1er Cru

94 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens reveals an incipiently complex bouquet of cherries, red berries, liquorice, espresso roast and forest floor. It has a medium to full-bodied and ripe but succulent palate that's muscular and enveloping, with its generous core of fruit partially concealing a firm chassis of tannin.
The Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens, located in the lieu-dit of Rugiens-Dessus, provides more focus and delineation than the Volnay Caillerets, offering plenty of detailed black cherry, raspberry, and boysenberry fruit. The palate is medium bodied with fresh and fine tannin, crisp acidity, a little ferrous toward the finish but long in the mouth. This is very well crafted and should age well for over a decade.
The Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens, located in the lieu-dit of Rugiens-Dessus, provides more focus and delineation than the Volnay Caillerets, offering plenty of detailed black cherry, raspberry, and boysenberry fruit. The palate is medium bodied with fresh and fine tannin, crisp acidity, a little ferrous toward the finish but long in the mouth. This is very well crafted and should age well for over a decade.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Pommard
Producer:
Bouchard Pere & Fils
Grapes/Blend:
Pinot Noir
Style:
Premier Cru

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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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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.}

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Pommard is a village located in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy, France. The village is known for producing some of the most robust and full-bodied red...

Pommard is a village located in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy, France. The village is known for producing some of the most robust and full-bodied red wines in the region. Pommard wines are made from Pinot Noir grapes, which are grown on the slopes of the Côte d'Or.

The history of winemaking in Pommard dates back to the Roman era, when the area was known for producing high-quality wines. The village was also a popular destination for pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela, who would stop in Pommard to rest and enjoy the local wines.

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Overall, Pommard is a must-visit destination for wine lovers who appreciate bold and complex red wines. The village's rich history and traditional winemaking techniques have helped to establish Pommard as one of the premier wine regions in Burgundy.

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