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BOUCHAINE BOUCHE D'OR CHARDONNAY '09
BOUCHAINE BOUCHE D'OR CHARDONNAY '09
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BOUCHAINE BOUCHE D'OR CHARDONNAY 2009
WINERY NOTES
Bouche d'Or, or "Taste of Gold," refers to the amber color and luscious, sweet essence of this wine. You may know that the characteristic honey-apricot fragrance, found in many late harvest wines, comes from what's known as the "noble rot," or botrytis cinerea, which occurs naturally on grape clusters.

We delayed harvesting one acre of our estate vineyard Chardonnay grapes until December of 2008, anticipating that the botrytis would further concentrate the grape sugars. The resulting wine, seasoned with a touch of aromatic Riesling, recalls to mind honeyed apricots and ripe figs, yet is delicate in weight and smooth in texture,

Says Winemaker Michael Richmond, "I love this wine with fresh fruit, or even as an aperitif to be enjoyed with liver pate or smoked hors d'oeuvres." A recent food pairing trial: the Bouchaine Bouche d'Or with a goat cheese-pear-honey tart that blew our mind, one of those times when you don't know where the food ended and the wine began. Or try it with our Lemon Almond Tart (see recipe below) for a sweet treat tempered with fresh citrus flavors.
375ml Bottle