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2017 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Domaine Régis Bouvier

Bouvier is based in Marsannay-la-Côte, just south of Dijon in the northern Côte de Nuits. Bruce Neyers wrote me last night to tell me that this Bourgogne rouge and the one from our own Pierre Boillot are his two go-to reds (when he isn’t drinking Tempier Bandol or Vieux Télégraphe, that is). That endorsement is about as solid as you can get, since Bruce’s cellar is chock-full of the finest red wines of France. Bouvier’s early-release Pinot Noir is all about charm and comfort: classic Burgundian Pinot Noir aromas and flavors, and a deeply fruited and solid core.

Dixon Brooke

$24.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Bourgogne
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Régis Bouvier
Winemaker: Régis Bouvier
Vineyard: Average 35 years, 1.5 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Aged in 80hl foudre for 6 months
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:

1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.

Inspiring Thirst, page 174

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