Monday, January 25, 2016

Bouchard Père & Fils (Beaune) -- 2014 Part II -- Côte de Nuits Reds Tasted from Bottle and Cask Samples

Most of the introductory information about the Côte de Nuits reds is the same as for the Côte de Beaune reds reported here.  But without the factor of the hail on the Côte de Nuits, there were some differences. There was a maceration à froid for the Côte de Nuits wine, and overall maceration times generally were longer here, and for the grands crus, maceration times went up to fifteen days. Also, use of whole clusters was 30-40% vs. 15-25% for the Côte de Beaune. (Continue reading here.)