# Bonnes Mares 1999

Vendanges

Harvest date: September 21st, 1999. Healthy crop. Selection: In the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed. No yeast or enzyme addition. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold. Length of maceration: 20 days. Pigeage: crust broken twice a day.

Elevage

Length: 18 months. Type: In barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 40%. Toasting: Long and gentle heat, without charring. Source of wood: Bertranges forest, Nevers. Racking: whole cuvée racked once. No fining, no filtration.

Mise en bouteille

April 2001. Limited to 2,443 bottles, 24 magnums and 8 jeroboams.

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 Bonnes-Mares-GB-1999.pdf