- Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2030
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2016
This parcel lies in the sunny mid-slope of Pommard's southerly border with Volnay and considered one of its most refined premiers crus. A relatively high 75% whole bunch fruit in the fermentation has given the wine a sweetness of ripe summer berries on the nose, and a defined, elegant construction to the tannins. The tight structure and fine concentration will show best after a few years in bottle.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Les Fremiers includes 75% whole bunch fruit, the highest that winemaker Thomas Bouley uses. You could say that is evident on the nose that has a more sous-bois character, Autumn leaf scents tincturing the brambly red berry fruit. The new oak (25%) is neatly intertwined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a pretty Pommard in the first half, then it resorts to type and becomes more structure and linear towards the second. But there is drive here and great tension from start to finish. Give it 4-5 years in bottle. Drink 2020 - 2036
Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
We are delighted to introduce the wines of Thomas Bouley in 2015, joining our selection of great Volnay domaines. Those customers who bought Burgundy en primeur in the early days of Goedhuis Co may have a sense of déjà vu! Johnny first bought from Thomas’s father Jean-Marc in the 1980s. After a few years’ sabbatical it is wonderful to be reacquainted with this prestigious domaine whose wines we consider very special indeed. Much has happened in the intervening years. Son Thomas now makes the wines and is one of the Côte de Beaune’s most dedicated growers, with an unstoppable energy and enthusiasm. They have also just completed one of the area’s most sophisticated new wineries right in the heart of Volnay. This investment will ensure that the already high quality of the domaine will only ascend. This is a great estate making wines which truly reflect Volnay and Pommard.
A long popular appellation, Pommard is yet another exclusive red wine area which produces by far the most structured reds of the Côte de Beaune. It extracts rich body and long ageing potential from the limestone/iron-rich clay soil. Some examples can be markedly rustic, yet as time has passed and winemaking know-how has improved, Pommard's wines are becoming softer and more approachable when young. Its vines cover 317 hectares of which over a third are premier cru vineyards. Several have pronounced following and even one, Les Rugiens, is being pushed to become a grand cru.