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Bouchard Pere & Fils Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus Premier cru 2018

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Bouchard Pere & Fils Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus Premier cru 2018

  • Grapes 100% Pinot Noir
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • Abv 13.5%
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Superb fruit and spice aromas with an oaky note on the nose. Intense, full, and yet delicate on the palate, the wine has a charming velvetiness. 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 40 to 40% new oak Very good aging potential.

Intense and tightly wound, this red displays a laser beam of cherry and berry fruit, with an underlying mineral element and steely structure. It's concentrated and long, yet needs time to reveal all its facets. Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus unwinds in the glass with notes of plums, cassis, loamy soil, black truffle, spices, and incense. Medium to full-bodied, velvety, and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with bright acids, ultra-refined tannins, and a long, penetrating finish. This is the latest in a series of superb renditions of this cuvée, and it may be the finest of them all.

The name, which translates as “Vine of Baby Jesus”, refers to an old story. It is said that Marguerite du Saint-Sacrement, Carmelite founder of the “domestiques de la Famille du Saint Enfant Jesus”, predicted the birth of King Louis XIV of France although his mother Anne of Austria was barren.
Nine months after the prediction, on 5 September 1638, the future Louis XIV was born. The reputation of Marguerite du Saint-Sacrement then spread throughout the land and donations poured in. In this atmosphere of fervent giving, the Carmelites received a renowned vineyard and gave it the name of “Vigne de l’Enfant-Jesus” (Vine of Baby Jesus).

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