2017 Pierre Bourée Chassagne-Montrachet

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2017 Pierre Bourée Chassagne-Montrachet

Stylish and sophisticated Chardonnay from a renowned appelation.

Tasting Notes

Fine, bright, golden colour, rich and complex aromas (hazelnuts, honey), intense and persistent on the palate.


Method of Production

Hand picked grapes and no destemming; immediate pneumatic pressing and fermentation in oak barrels with batonnage every day; bottled after 15 months.

Producer

In the latter years of the nineteenth century, Pierre Bourée took over a wine business in Gevrey-Chambertin and gave it his name. In 1922, his son, Bernard, succeeded him and renamed the house as Pierre Bourée Fils. In 1945, Bernard Bourée began to train his nephew, Louis Vallet, who eventually became director of the house, assisted by his brother, François. Together, they expanded the cellars and the winery, and developed the business outside Europe. As well as putting their own unique stamp upon the business, each successive generation added to the house's vineyard holdings. Today, Bernard and Jean-Christophe Vallet run the house alongside their sons, Pierre and Louis Henry.

This winery represents everything that we are proud to be associated with: attention to detail, careful selection of the best grapes, and above all a passion for making superb wines. All Pierre Bourée wines are vinified in their cuverie in Chambolle-Musigny, and are then matured in their cellars at Gevrey-Chambertin.

A Note on Sustainability

Pierre Bourée et Fils is keen to work in an as environmentally friendly method as possible, using techniques such as regular maintenance of the soil by ploughing, applying the minimum of phytosanitary treatments and the controlling of vine vigour and yields through careful pruning. The Vallets tend their vines very traditionally and advancements in the vineyards have been limited: for example, only manure has been used as fertiliser for the last half a century which has encouraged wild asparagus to grow amongst the vines. Harvesting is manual, as the family is opposed to the use of mechanical techniques.

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Chardonnay
Country France
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.8 units
Type White Wine
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Features Vegan & Vegetarian 
Food Matches Sea food, fish, poultry and cheeses
Origin Burgundy
Appellation Chassagne-Montrachet