DOMAINE BOUVIER RENE
2010 BOUVIER RENE MARSANNAY BLANC LES CLOS
.With 30 percent new oak the wine is rich, with wonderful notes of vanillin, and mint enhanced by stylish and fresh with ripe and lucid fruit finishing with amazing acidity, and notes of honey.
The Bouvier family has owned vineyards in the village of Marsannay at the northernmost border of the Cote d'Or for four generations. Each generation has added a bit to the holdings and now the estate is about 40 acres spread over six villages. Bernard Bouvier (the son of Rene) is considered one of the most promising young winemakers in Burgundy today. He is one of the new generation of winemakers who has melded the best of the thinking of previous generations to modern vinification techniques and vineyard practices and technology. His first vintage was in 1986. Chemical treatments are banned and yields are held to a minimum.