Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2011- Domaine René Bouvier
"South of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, next to the Route des Grands Crus, this climate occupies a slightly sloping limestone and exposed to is located in the heart of the wine hill. René Bouvier area there operates 30 acres of Pinot Noir 60 years on average. Traditional vinification and lasts about 20 days before aged for 18 months in new oak barrels to 50%. This Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru colorful sports in his youth bluish or purple shades. He has qualities similar to those of a Chambertin: consistency, roundness, length. We find the violet in her bouquet, as well as licorice, vanilla, quince and roasted notes. It is a structured wine, elegant, with a lingering aroma, designed for long guards. Bernard Bouvier represents the younger generation of winemakers in Burgundy brought new blood. It belongs to those farmers who have done well in the land of the Côte de Nuits, particularly in less media names such as Marsannay and Fixin. Today, Bernard Bouvier has nothing beginner. In a few years, he first developed the field but especially this concept of terroir which is dear to him. The son of René Bouvier explained that he did not invent anything, he wants above all to highlight the fragmented vintages. The winemaker of Gevrey-Chambertin is very committed, ""I developed the concept of climates (Marsannay Champ Solomon in Ouzeloy, Clos du Roy, Longeroies, The Morisotte ??) to separate and understand this mosaic of terroirs."""
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Appellation||Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2016-2026|
"2011 in Burgundy, is a relatively early vintage. The vine pushed smoothly until June, with almost three weeks early due to a particularly hot spring. In July, with the freshness and rain, the cycle has slowed, but sets out again in August, milder months. In the end, the wines do not lack wealth, but it is the delicacy of the tannins (for red) that makes the charm of the vintage, and low acidity makes them supple wines. The tannins are silky, pleasant fruit wines but sometimes lack a bit of ""pep"" and as they are already very pleasant we think probably not at a very high guard. The de-nights-ribs well with the character typed but already pleasant to taste the fruit. Fairly fine material but that one should not spoil by too supported farms. In side-de-Beaune, the reds are also fruity and pleasant, with less structure in 2010 or 2009, but an easy character quite nice. The southern part (Volnay, Pommard) seems more successful than the northern part. The whites are of a style rather digestible and fresh, easy at first, but sometimes lack a little depth."