Domaine Vincent Bouzereau - Volnay - red - 2018 - 750 ml
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“What makes our estate special is our great interest in vine-stocks. My father, Pierre, has always reproduced his vine-stocks using mass selection (i.e: a traditional technique opposed to clone selection and in which only the healthiest vines are selected. Then, the woods of a group of vines but of ONE grape-variety are grafted onto American root-stocks) and our present stocks come from a selection that was achieved before the phylloxera epidemic. We spot the healthy stocks that seem to have a quality potential and then we keep the pruned wood to reproduce them on selected root-stocks. This technique, compared to clone selection, allows us to get a better biodiversity.” Vincent Bouzereau
This estate has grown and spread across multiple family branches over many centuries. Vincent Bouzereau branched out and established his own estate in Meursault, nearly 30 years ago. He patiently acquired and restructured his vineyard plot by plot over the years, which now represents a total of 18 hectares within Côte de Beaune. Most of his plots are located around the village of Meursault, but he also grows vines in Puligny-Montrachet, Monthélie, Auxey-Duresses, Volnay, Pommard, Beaune and on the little mountain of Corton.
Traditional wine making: once hand harvested, the grapes are immediately pressed and the must run in barrels to start its alcoholic fermentation and a 12 months minimum ageing process in French oak barrels (mostly Damy), 10 to 50% renewed. Any yeast or enzyme addition and of course, bottling without finning and filtration!
Vincent Bouzereau is now offering a unique range of 21 different wines; 10 white & 11 red - from Bourgogne AOC to 8 1ers Crus from Meursault, Auxey Duresses, Puligny Montrachet and Volnay and 2 Grands Crus from Corton “Clos des Fietres”
Producer: Vincent Bouzereau
Culture: Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Total Production: 50,000 bottles for the entire estate