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!
Harvest date: September 29th, 2010 (Root Day). Healthy crop.
No Selection. Yield: 27 hl/ha
Harvest 50% de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15° C) during 5 days. Length of maceration: 20 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and light pumping-over until the end of maceration. Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 17 months
Type: in oak-barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 60 % Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier, Tronçais.
Racked after the malolactic fermentation. Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Mise en bouteille
February 15th, 2012. (Lunar node)
Limited to 2.107 bottles, 162 magnums, 5 jeroboams and 1 rehoboam.