Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Localization: Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: A very fine and elegant vintage, large in the middle and very fine and mineral on the finish. It is a blend of many things we wait for with Chardonnay in Burgundy. It is a vintage that really expresses the terroir. We should not hurry the élevage, bottling in April or later.
Puligny and Meursault origin. I like this bright and juicy, white-grapefruit Bourgogne with its lively finish.
Food pairing: Poultry; pasta; salmon and tuna; charcuterie.
The Domain: Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils is a producer based in Meursault in Burgundy's Côte de Beaune. The Bouzereau family has been making wine in this region for seven generations, but it wasn't until 1971 that the Domaine was officially established. Today, it comprises 11 hectares (27 acres) of vineyards divided between the appellations of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay, Pommard and Beaune.
Jean-Baptiste Bouzereau inherited the Domaine from his father Michel in 1999. Since then, he has implemented a series of changes to the winemaking processes previously instigated by his father, including a reduction in battonage.
The Domaine Michel Bouzereau et Fils portfolio centers predominantly on Chardonnay, with a smaller selection of Pinot Noir. The top wines are a collection of six premier crus made from parcels of Genevrières, Blagny, Perrières and Charmes in Meursault, Le Cailleret and Champ Gain in Puligny-Montrachet, as well as Les Aussy in Volnay and Les Vignes Franches in Beaune. The domaine also produces village-level wines from small plots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines in Meursault and Pommard, in addition to Bourgogne Aligoté, Blanc and Rouge.