Monthelie 1er cru "Les Vignes Rondes" 2010 (rouge) - Prunier-Bonheur
Pascal Prunier belongs to the fifth generation of winemakers in the family. He created his own farm in 1983 on an initial area of 3 hectares, the entire leased. Then the area has gradually expanded through purchases of vines. It now covers 6 hectares spread over several towns in the Côte de Beaune which can present a range of titles more interesting.
Tasted blind after a long decanting, the wine is exceptional. 2005 was indeed the high-flying vintage. The wines are full, rich and complex although they remain difficult to assess in their youth. Wine is very complex, delicate and extremely long, but it should be open at least 1:30 before serving. Bourgogne Aujourd'hui magazine acknowledged this wine as one of the reference vintage wines.
family estate set in Meursault for generations, Jean Bocard the field is one of those traditional areas that do not seek to take advantage of a trend or another other, but to offer wines that their match.
Distinguished several times by the Revue du Vin de France, this area offers us timeless 2002 of a level apart. The Vieilles Vignes received a score of 15/20 and the following comment: At maturity, balance, this is a beautiful classic Meursault also an excellent deal.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2015-2030|
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.
Finally, the quality of the vintage is equivalent between the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. The whites of the Côte 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!