# Bonnes Mares 2013

At the start of Michel de Saint-Pierre s novel The Aristocrats, set in Burgundy, the incorrigible twins Osmond and Louis-César get their hands on a bottle of Bonnes Mares 1937 forgotten in the cellars of the family château. Secretly, greedily, they drink the subtle, fiery liquid straight from the bottle. Drunk in this way, or more conventionally, this Grand Cru always leads to unforgettable memories!

Vendanges

Harvest date: October 4th, 2013 (Root Day). Healthy crop. Sorting in the vineyard and in the winery Yield: 35 hl/ha

Vinification

36% of whole grapes, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition. Gravity vated. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15° C) during 5 days. Length of maceration: 22 days. Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and light pumping-over until the end of maceration. Pressing with the vertical press.

Elevage

Length: 16 months Type: in oak-barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 55 % Toasting: long and slow. Source of wood: Tronçais, Cîteaux. All barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Mise en bouteille

By gravity. January 20th, 2015. (root day) Limited to 3032 bottles, 100 magnums and 3 jeroboams.

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 Bonnes-Mares-Grand-Cru-GB13.pdf