Date: Mar 24/14, Mon Time: 05:30:00-07:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Burgundy Tasting - Bouchard, Fevre & Villa Ponciago -
Re-discover why Burgundy wines are the hallmark against which all other Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are measured.
We were very honoured to have Luc Bouchard back at the Reserve to meet our members. Mr. Bouchard provided insights into the wines, appellations and vintage.
The tasting featured a selection from Bouchard Père & Fils, William Fèvre Chablis and Villa Ponciago in Fleurie, including a first glimpse of wines from the highly anticipated (and very small) 2012 vintage. All of the wines were available to order along with a pre-offer of the 2012s.
Founded in 1731 Bouchard Père & Fils is the largest domaine in the Cote d’Or. Its 321 acres of vineyards include 185 acres of Premier Cru and 30 acres of Grand Cru.
William Fèvre is “by far the most important estate in Chablis… it dominates the marketplace for top-end Chablis.” Robert M. Parker.
After 1000 years, the Château de Poncié has today taken up its Latin name, Villa Ponciago, with the ambition to rediscover the great wines of Cru Fleurie; wines whose finesse, elegance and above all silky texture previously shaped their reputation of excellence.
A spectacular selection of 16 wines were on hand for this tasting:
Bouchard Pere & Fils - White
2012 Macon-Lugny, Saint-Pierre
2011 Meursault Domaine (375ml.)
2012 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Combettes, 1er Cru
Bouchard Pere & Fils - Red
2010 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, La Vignee
2011 Cote de Beaune, Villages
2009 Beaune du Chateau, Rouge, 1er Cru (Domaine)
2011 Gevrey Chambertin
2012 Aloxe Corton
2012 Beaune, Greves, Vigne de L’Enfant Jesus (Monopole)
William Fevre Chablis
2012 Chablis, Champs Royaux
2011 Chablis, Vaillons, 1er Cru (Domaine)
2012 Chablis, Fourchaume, 1er Cru (Domaine)
Villa Ponciago, Fleurie
2012 Beaujolais Villages
2011 Fleurie La Reserve
N/V Brut Rose