Philippe Bouzereau Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Les Duresses 2016


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This Premier Cru showcases a beautiful Pinot Noir expression with ripe black fruits, peppery hints and a touch of violet on the nose. The fleshy and harmoniously balanced palate is round and silky with rich, concentrated flavours and a long finish.

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The Bouzereau family has been growing vines in Meursault for nine generations, dating back to the 18th century. The current Château de Cîteaux was established by Philippe Bouzereau (senior) in the 1960s. His son Philippe (junior) took over the running of the estate in 2006, having completed his studies in Beaune and worked vintages in Beaujolais, Australia and New Zealand. The 18 hectares of vines are cultivated according to the principles of la ‘Lutte Raisonnée’, or sustainable farming. Philippe passionately believes in letting the wine express its terroir, through minimum intervention in the winery and a judicious use of oak. He has certainly achieved this, as the resulting wines are rich, concentrated and showcase the terroir beautifully.

Auxey-Duresses AOC is located in a valley in the Côte de Beaune, west of Meursault. There are nine Premier Cru sites within the AOC and “Les Duresses” is arguably the most famous of the nine. The vineyard sits on the south eastern sloping hillside of the Montagne du Bourdon. The soil is rich in clay at the bottom, with the presence of white marl at the top. The vineyard is managed using sustainable practices; only organic fertilisers and composts are used and chemical herbicides have not been used for over 15 years. The vineyard is cultivated in the traditional Burgundian manner.

Data sheet
RRP £41.00
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru
Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
Body B
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan No
Milk Yes
Eggs Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No