Rene Bouvier 'Le Chapitre Suivant' Bourgogne 2018

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A Gevrey-based domaine established in 1910 by Henri Bouvier, and now run by grandson Bernard as of 1992.

He farms 17 hectares of vines over 18 appellations. Vines have an average age of 50 years.

Organic principles have been followed since 2013. A state-of-the-art winery was built in 2006 to allow for modern winemaking methods to be employed. Bernard's focus is upon expressing terroir, and his aim is to make an individual wine for each plot where possible.

Yields are low. Fruit is carefully hand-harvested, followed by fermentation in barrel and then ageing in small oak casks up to 18 months depending on the cuvee. Bernard is increasingly experimenting with a higher percentage of whole bunch fermentation. The wines are accessible in youth due to a judicious ratio of approximately one-third of the barrels being new wood. Bottling is without fining or filtration

Bourgogne 'Le Chaptire Suivant' is a blend of different terroirs from the appellations of Marsannay, Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Chambolle-Musigny. Vines have an average age of forty years old. Ageing in barrel for 16 months.

The wine opens with a nose of good intensity, full of bright red fruits, herbs and earthiness.

The palate is fresh, and develops with a good mouthfeel with lively acidity. It's an accessible style, ready to drink.

Pair with roast chicken, pork, game birds.

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