Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Jeunes Rois" 2010 - Rene Bouvier
Some names are misleading! Here the word ""Kings"" makes no reference to a monarch but the Celtic rica, which means the trace left by the plow in the field. Attached to Young, this Kings indicates a land exploited later. René Bouvier has 1 hectare of Pinot Noir this appellation Village near Brochon, on sloping floors, exposed southeast, and composites - marl, limestone or gravel. Breeding is long, 18 months and takes place in oak barrels, 30% new. This Gevrey-Chambertin has a bright ruby color and an intense nose, mineral and floral. The palate is frank, consistent with a beautiful texture and length. Its peppery finish punctuates a complex, aromatic wine. 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.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2016-2025|
Modifier Unlike 2009, nothing was taken for granted in 2010 in all Burgundy appellations. The summer heat has not really been at the rendezvous, but the summer back in September and October ensured a perfectly ripe grape. Because of a difficult flowering, causing sagging and millerandage, yields were naturally low with grapes with thick skins and juice concentrates. The wines are lighter than much of 2009, they are both mature, focused and fresh. A balance which makes them easily digestible and facilitates table agreements. 2010 is a great vintage, both in white and red. Saved in extremis by its small harvest (half less volume than a normal year), it displays very tight texture, many dry, well present acidity that will keep its freshness and youth. The low load of grapes and good concentration even yielded more refined maturity in certain exceptional years. It's also a vintage where the expression of each terroir spring, where each wine its original book. The soil outweighs the vintage, which was not quite the case of 2009. Overall, white as red show an enormous concentration, due to low yields; producers who were usually around 35hl / ha fell to 28 hl / ha. This small harvest is not due to diseases, there is not been as severe sorting in 2011 where it has spread to 20% of the grapes sometimes. Spring was relatively dull and harvest, despite the sun was ungenerous. Finally, the quality of the vintage is equivalent between the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. The whites of the Cote Chalonnaise are also concentrated, this time with a nice acidity that bodes them good guard. On the area of Chassagne, the concentration is once again at the rendezvous; wines looming magnificently, and will age very well. The aromatic expressions are also very much in place. Puligny experienced the same success or even greater, as to meursaults they were terribly promising as they exit. As for Chablis everyone agrees found in 2010 as the best vintage of the last twenty years!