Bouvier’s meager holdings scattered around Gevrey allow him to bottle small quantities of this soul-warming red that truly typifies the appellation. Accessible with some decanting or after a few years tucked away, this Pinot Noir is more brawn than brains: profound, rich, and bold, suggestive of forest fruit and undergrowth. The carnal gratification it offers is perfect for ushering in the autumn months.
|Vineyard:||50 years, 1.82 ha|
|Aging:||Aged in barrel for 12-16 months, 30% new oak|
Régis Bouvier in Marsannay achieves a rare hat trick in Burgundy, the mastering of all three colors–red, white and rosé, through reasonable yields and high quality terroirs. Bouvier makes the best Burgundian rosé that we have ever tasted, his whites are delicious, with their own particular character completely unlike other Chardonnays from Burgundy, and his reds are his crowning achievement, managing to be wild and exciting while refined and elegant at the same time.
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
Inspiring Thirst, page 236