BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR "RESERVE" 2017
Colour: Elegant ruby red.
Nose: Red and black berries such as cherry and blackcurrant, spicy woody notes.Palate: Round palate with a nice length on black fruits and a delicate wood. The tannins are silky and well balanced. A full and pleasant wine with a nice finish.
Food and wine pairing
This nice wine can be opened now or kept in the cellar for the next 6 years.
Our Bourgogne Rouge is a fine blend of selected terroirs from the Côte de Beaune, and Côte Chalonnaise, in the south of Burgundy.
A small part of the cuvee comes also from the Côte de Nuits vineyards.
Our viniculturist plays a very important part in selecting the grapes and vineyards, which will express the Pinot Noir at its best, in the respect of the House's know-how.
Vinification and maturing
Vintage : 2017
In 2017, Burgundy succeed at both quality and quantity levels.
After many vintages impacted by the climatic variation, Bouchard Ainé & Fils recover with the 2017 vintage, a very satisfactory harvest. Not only because the volumes will allow to supply the markets but also because the wines already offer the desire to discover this very elegant vintage.
After spending the winter building up their strength, the vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed.
During the summer, a few spells of heatwave alternated with more mixed weather.
However, ripening continued at a good pace and by the end of August, the first grapes were being picked, two weeks ahead of average. Harvesting continued until mid-September as each plot reached peak maturity.
Harvest started on the first week of September in Burgundy and ended on September the 30th in the late parcels. The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Everyone was very enthusiastic about this fabulous fruit, its peak ripeness, and the volumes produced.