# Bonnes Mares 2016

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: September 29th, 2016 (fruit day). Healthy crop. Sorting in the vineyard and in the winery Yield: 13 hl/ha

Vinification

100% 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: 21 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: 14 months Type: in oak-barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 25 % Toasting: long and slow. Source of wood: Tronçais, Cîteaux. All barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Mise en bouteille

By gravity. December 11h, 2017. (Root day) Limited to 943 bottles, 90 magnums and 9 jeroboams.

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 Bonnes-Mares-Grand-Cru-GB16.pdf