Bouchard Père & Fils Les Suchots Premier Cru Vosne-Romanée
The Premier Cru terroirs of Les Suchots divide the Echézeaux Grand Cru plots from those of the Romanée-St-Vivant and Richebourg to the south. Here, in this part of the world, Pinot Noir achieves its zenith, at least in the eyes (indeed all senses) of Burgundy obsessives.
The grapes are handpicked into small crates. Each bunch is carefully sorted by hand prior to partial or full destemming, a decision made based on the caprice of the vintage. The wine is then fermented in small vessels with some light piégage. The vatting with last between two to three weeks depending on the vintage. After this, there are 12 to 14 months on oak with around half of that new barrels.
The resulting wine is racy yet sure-footed. It will age well and reveal the evolved aromas of red and black fruits it shows so well in youth.
Renowned for producing some of the finest and most expensive wines in the world, it is one of the jewels in the Côte de Nuits’ crown and boasts the biggest concentration of top vineyards in the entire Côte d’Or with some of the world’s finest producers - not only with talent, but pioneers of innovation.
The wines are intense and powerful with finesse and elegance. Although Vosne-Romanée’s Grand Cru wines of La Tache, La Romanée and Richebourg are a wine aficionado’s household names (and dreams), the commune’s Premier Cru wines are magnificent and with a well deserved reputation.