2014 Rene Bouvie, "Le Clos" Marsannay

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Press and Tasting Notes

This outstanding white Burgundy is from the 'Le Clos' vineyard, which is a monopole of Rene Bouvier (meaning it's exclusively owned by the domaine located in Marsannay, France). Lovers of white Burgundy and Burgundy-style will adore this fine, mineral driven Chardonnay. Refined citrus, stonefruit, beeswax, almond butter, and hazelnuts follow thr ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured September 14, 2016

THE REVIEW

For your next seafood extravaganza all you will need is this zesty lemon, hazelnut and beeswax driven white Burgundy! This isn't just any white Burgundy, it is a rare, single vineyard monopole called "Le Clos."
    What makes "Le Clos" a monopole? Most Burgundy producers (by law) must divide property among heirs such that a vineyard typically gets divided and sub-divided over generations with multiple owners of a single vineyard. On the other hand, a monopole is a single vineyard, which is owned and farmed entirely by one producer, in this case Rene Bouvier (thus making it a monopole). There are only a handful of monopoles in all of Burgundy making this select plot of land - and Chardonnay fruit - particularly exclusive.
    Though known for his Gevrey-Chambertin reds, Rene Bouvier has made an intoxicating white Burgundy in 2014. Rivaling the likes of a Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, Bouvier's Marsannay Le Clos is every bit as elegant and Burgundian.
    Lovers of white Burgundy and Burgundy-style will adore this fine, mineral driven Chardonnay. Refined citrus, stonefruit, beeswax, almond butter, and hazelnuts follow through the silken, minerally palate to a long nutty finish. Gorgeous, this elegant Chardonnay is wonderful today and will also be rewarded with cellaring through to 2022.Read More »

Varietal

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant wines wit ... Read More »

Region

Burgundy

Wine has been made in Burgundy for over 2,000 years.  The monks were responsible for first identifying specific plots of lands as superior to others; this hierarchy later became the basis for the region’s classification system. ... Read More »