Meursault "VIEILLES VIGNES" 2008 - Guy Bocard
Big cozy village Meursault begins a production area of very fine white wines, occupying the southern part of the Côte de Beaune. The vineyard is spread by gentle slopes, between 230 and 360 meters. The eastern orientation strongly supports maximum sunlight. Located ten kilometers south of Beaune, Meursault marks the beginning of the great white wines of Burgundy. Chardonnay is the grape of choice for these powerful wines, opulent and subtle. Family Guy Bocard Domain is located in the center of Meursault. Guy Bocard and daughter produce a rich and very sweet wine, with that touch of minerality that makes great Meursault. Based in Meursault for several generations, the area is one of the traditional areas that do not seek to take advantage of a trend or another, but to offer wines that their match. The estate's wines are not always ideal for wine tasting in their youth, but after a few years of bottles are clearly distinguished by their complexity, finesse and homogeneity.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|When to drink||2013-2023|
Bourgogne The 2008 vintage was saved by a particularly sunny September. The months preceding indeed been marked by contrasting climatic conditions. After April showers hit many, in May had turned hot and dry, sunny. In early June, when flowering, showers were again at the rendezvous. The small size of the grapes, their thick skin was a sign of a less abundant harvest than average. The months of July and August recorded significant rainfall, though, by period, heat and sunshine were again present. Cote de Beaune suffered material hail episode late July that destroyed part of the crop. So in September, warm, sunny and dry perfectly well, which allowed the grapes to reach a good level of maturity and good concentration. The best wines are those from low yields and rendering sorting by severe weather conditions. They then reveal costs, duties, especially in white. Note the great success of the wines of Chablis, a red generale.Certains reveal so slightly less fleshy than in most solar years, but the wines are showing from their prime of astonishing maturity of the fruit, without no trace of greenness. Overall 2008 is a nice vintage drinking jeune.Les most careful winemakers have managed to achieve very attractive red, crunchy and tasty fruit on a cool and tense matter but it must be selective, the results are less homogeneous red than white.