Type: Red Wine
Grape: Pinot Noir
From their domaine in Dezizes-les-Maranges, brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet, oversee an enviable catalogue of top Côte de Beaune vineyards: St. Aubin En Remilly, the top sites in Maranges, Puligny 1er Cru Folatières, Puligny 1er Cru Referts, Batard Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, and some of the best parcels in Santenay. Since their first vintage in 2005, they have refined their approach to farming and winemaking to the point where they are now firmly established as two of Burgundy’s finest talents.
It's believed 'Boutière' derives from old French for 'end of the field', which fits this vineyard sitting on the edge of Santenay at the very end of Les Clos Roussots. Bachelet-Monnot owns half of the Clos, which shares a border with Santenay. Clos de la Boutière has more clay in the soil and it is evident in the richness of the wine. The fruit comes from a single parcel of 80-year-old, massale selection Pinot vines, and is vinified with 20% whole-bunch fermentation.
Bright and racy, it reveals an elegant bouquet of cherries, candied peel, rich soil tones and a light touch of oak. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, deep and complex, with tangy acids and a long finish.