Source: January 2021 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 15th Jan 2021 (RP-87)
There are some 450,000 bottles of Bouchard’s 2019 Bourgogne Chardonnay Reserve, a cuv?e that was bottled before the 2020 harvest, and it’s showing nicely, delivering generous aromas of pear, peach, white flowers and orange oil, followed by a medium-bodied, round and open palate that’s fleshy and lively.
VARIETAL: 100% Chardonnay.
Colour: Yellow, with hints of green; bright and clear.
Nose: Complex, dominated by flowery notes, hints of toast, honey and fresh fruits.
Palate: An excellent dry wine with supple flavours, very well-balanced, at once fresh and mellow.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING: Bourgogne blanc is the perfect choice for aperitifs. During a meal, try it with a hors d’oeuvre of cold cuts or fish.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Ideally serve between 13?C and 14?C / 55?F – 57?F.
AGEING POTENTIAL: 8 years
ORIGINS: A regional appellation grown throughout the wine-growing area of Burgundy.
The Bourgogne blanc appellation covers approximately 1000 hectares. Throughout the wine-growing area, there are multiple terroirs that allow a wide range of aromas in the wines.
Our white Bourgogne “RESERVE” is mainly made of Chardonnay grapes harvested on selected terroirs in the south of Burgundy: in the Maconnais area and Cote Chalonnaise. A small part of our cuvee is also coming from the Cote de Beaune vineyards.
This is where our viniculturist plays a very important role in the selection of the grapes, as he is responsible of the Chardonnay expression in the respect of the House’s know-how and style.
VINIFICATION AND MATURING: Vinification in stainless steel tanks and in oak barrels for 30% of this “RESERVE” cuvee, followed by a 6 months ageing in oak barrels (including 15% new barrels).