Bouchard Pere + Fils
bouchard clos de la mousse 1er cru 2013
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The oldest trace of Clos de la Mousse dates back to 1220, when it was bequeathed to the church of Notre Dame de Beaune by cannon Edme de Saudon. During the Revolution, this fine vineyard became divided up. During the 19th century, the Bouchard family bought several vineyards of this delicate cru to obtain exclusivity. The 3.36 hectares of Clos de la Mousse were brought together on the 13th April 1872 with the acquisition by Antonin Bouchard of the last vineyard of "20 ares 28 centiares" This Premier Cru has been the monopoly of Bouchard Pere & Fils ever since. The surrounding wall can still be seen today
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Limestone and clay on clayey subsoil
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:3.36 hectares
TASTING NOTE: Fruit aromas combined with light toasty notes on the nose. Both fleshy and refined, Clos de la Mousse reveals its charms with delicacy. Good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: White meat dishes, grilled poultry.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 17-18C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 7 to 10 years and more
HARVEST: Manual, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape.VINIFICATION: Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in smallcontainers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage,vatting lasts 15 to 20 days.
MATURING: 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 30 to 40% new oak.
AGEING: The cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Chateau de Beaune offer natural ambientconditions that are perfectly adapted to ageing the Premiers Crus.