Domaine Michel Bouzereau Bourgogne Côte d’Or Chard 2019
Domaine Michel Bouzereau Bourgogne Côte d’Or Chard has a lifting floral nose of acacia blossoms, honeysuckle and lilies. These floral aromas open the floor for fruity scents of white peach, starfruit, quince and a touch of yellow apple. All of this is anchored to a classic Burgundy underpinning of chalk and saline minerality. The aromas follow through to the palate. The palate offers a focused purity that gives way to a creamy textural element. Effortless expression that is in a word: lovely.
100% Chardonnay. The fruit for this wine comes from plots in Domaine Michel Bouzereau’s Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet vineyards: Magny, Sous la Velle (Meursault), Champs Perriers (Puligny-Montrachet). The vineyards have clay and limestone soils.
Harvesting is done completely by hand to respect the grapes as much as possible. Slow pressing of the grapes, then a delicate settling until the next day before the juice transfers to barrels. Primary fermentation begins in the cellar. After malolactic conversion is complete, the wines ages on sediments for 1 year in (15% new) barrels, then 2 months in vat. The last step is the bottling, which takes place between November and March according to lunar cycles.
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– 86–88 POINTS