Bouchard Père & Fils 2007 Meursault Perrières Premier Cru
Our Selection for Wine of the Week July 19, 2010
For the Discerning Chardonnay Lover Bouchard Père & Fils 2007 Meursault Perrières Premier Cru France
Bouchard Père et Fils is one of the most highly regarded wine growers and négotiants in all of Burgundy. The company was established in 1731 and remained in the Bouchard family until 1995. The Burgundian gem is now owned by Joseph Henriot (as in the critically acclaimed Champagne house), and continues to receive acclaim for both its Pinot Noirs and its Chardonnays. A delicate but sophisticated interpretation of the Chardonnay grape, on the nose the 2007 Mersault offers vanilla, toasted almonds, wildflowers and pears. On the tongue, the wine has a sensuous, oily texture and great weight. Its flavors hint at toasted oak, mingled with crisp, fall fruits and bright, lemon and sweet tangerine acidity. The wine lingers long with layers of dried pear, roasted nuts, vanilla and toast. With only 600 cases produced, a bottle of this Mersault is something truly unique and sure to please even the most discerning of Chardonnay lovers. Serve on its own as a sophisticated aperitif or pair with light, white fish and poultry dishes. The wine also works well with a variety of cheeses and light, citrusy, custard desserts.