Beaune 1er Cru Boucherottes 2011
This wine has a beautiful cherry colour and is surprising on the palate with good suppleness. The vineyard borders the famous vineyard of Pommard, so this wine has strong fruity characteristics.
Beaune vineyards are the most extensive of the Côte de Beaune, between Savigny to the north, and Pommard to the south. There are no Grands Crus vineyards in this commune, but there are 36 Premiers Crus. The majority of the Beaune vineyards are located on the slopes so therefore a majority of the vineyards are rated Premier Cru and Les Boucherottes is one of them. The soil is limestone on the surface with a sub-soil of marl, which enables the Pinot Noir to express all its savoury fullness and strength.
A short, mild and humid winter caused an early bud break of the vine. Mild weather followed and the flowering period in June took pace in ideal conditions, some 10 days earlier than 2010. The resulting juices, showed promise and developed into good, and in some cases very good, wines. Favourable weather in late August enabled the grapes to obtain good maturity and the while the overall size of the crop was small the quality was very satisfying. This vintage is characterized by elegant, powerful and delicate expressive wines, representative of Burgundy and showing a fresh and subtle acidity.
Fermentation takes place in open vats for three to four weeks, after which the wine is aged in barrels for 18 months before being bottled. This wine will easily age 12-15 years if kept in good cellaring conditions.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses