I was just traveling for the first time in a while and had the chance to see what was on offer at the airport. The selection is not bad, and there are some good finds there. This weeks wine is one from a very good producer in Burgundy.
Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy. Over time, by acquiring various terroirs with great care and patience, Bouchard Père & Fils has built up a vast domaine in Côte-d’Or. Today the estate boasts 130 hectares of vines, of which 12 are classed Grand Cru and 74 classed as Premier Cru.
This week's wine is a Cote de Beaune Village-Villages. Contrary to the Cote de Nuits-Villages, where the growing area is clearly defined, this appellation is not itself delimited. It is simply used for all the communal red wines from the Cote de Beaune.
Bouchard Père & Flis Côte de Nuits Village - 369,- kr
On the nose, overflowing with red fruit like raspberry and strawberry. This continues to the palate where the fine acidity and delicate tannins gives the wine a fine freshness and makes it very easy to drink. A wine that can be enjoyed on it’s own or with white meat, especially when grilled.