Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wine Tasting Notes: Bouchard Père et Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Bouchard  Bourgogne  Pinot Noir  
  Bouchard Père et Fils, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France     
  Grapes:  100% Pinot Noir

Bouchard Père et Fils

Bouchard Père et Fils is a centuries old Burgundian producer. Founded in 1731, they are one of Burgundy’s largest producers, with vineyards and properties in a number of the region’s most famous wine appellations. This regional Bourgogne is a great representation of what Pinot Noir tastes like, made in its original, ancestral home. Rather than being terroir-specific, it embodies the overall flavors and aromas of typical regional Burgundian Pinot Noir. The Bouchard properties have gone through a major revitalization and modernization in equipment and vineyard management in recent years. The result has been a rebirth of their reputation for consistently superior quality in their wine production.
View from the top of the slope

Marc's Tasting Notes:
Ruby to garnet in the glass, with good clarity and even extraction close to the rim, this Bourgogne may be slightly “generic” but it is a classic and true representation of Burgundian Pinot Noir production. With a nose of cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco leaf, cinnamon, and paprika, it really is typical of its greater Côte-d’Or terroir. A taste brings additional notes of earth, rose pedals, and a touch of grill char, all balanced by good acidity. The finish is short-to-medium, with all elements mingling. If you want to experience what real red Burgundy is all about, without the heftier price tags of the great crus, this 100% Pinot Noir is a wonderful way to contrast with Pinot Noirs from other parts of the world. ….Oh, and, by the way, it’s delicious.
An Affordable Way to Enjoy Real Burgundy

 -- Marc Soucy, FWS CSW 

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