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2016 Bouchard Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain

2016 Bouchard Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain

92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Bouchard Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A best kept secret, this vineyard is a peek its Grand Cru neighbours. Champ-Gain means 'regained land' and is a former scrubland above the legendary sites. Located at the highest possible altitude for viticulture these thin, stony limestone soils force roots deep into the east-facing slope. The result is a beautifully crisp and fine-featured style in which flinty, mineral aspects shine alongside delicate citrus and florals. A great vintage and really nice value.

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$130.00 in mixed 6+ or $145.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Today the Burgundian wine domaine of Bouchard Pere et Fils can trace its origins back to 1731, though it is no longer family owned. In 1995 the Champagne house Joseph Henriot acquired the company and quality has risen as a consequence. Bouchard is led by Stéphane Follin Arbelet, while the wines are made by Philippe Prost - who has been with the company since 1978. An impressive gravity-flow winery on the Route de Savigny, the Cuvérie St Vincent, was completed in 2005 and enables them to process all their wines with optimum efficiency. Bouchard’s total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12ha of grand crus and 74ha of premier crus, which makes them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.

What The Critics Say

Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(just finished its secondary fermentation; aged in 25% new oak): Bright, light yellow. A bit more oaky than the preceding Beaune wines, showing aromas of pear and white pepper. Nicely concentrated, ripe and fine-grained, with its white stone fruit and spice flavors conveying good energy and thrust; just a hint of smokiness from the Chassin barrels. This moderately thick, solid premier cru finishes with a slight peppery edge."

91-93/100 Parker's wine Advocate, Neal Martin (2015 vintage)

"The 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain has an attractive bouquet with walnut and subtle praline scents infiltrating the citrus fruit. There is certainly good intensity here. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity, edgier than either of the Meursault premier crus from Bouchard and bridled with fine salinity on the slightly oaky finish that urges you back for another sip. Excellent - this is one of the picks from Bouchard Père this year."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with FISH
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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