Guide VERON des Champagnes 2017
(around 30 euros per bottle)
Luxurious and bright bottle.
Golden and crystal clear.
Elegant bead of bubbles.
Intense first nose, it takes us into a sensual and endless aromatic whirlwind.
Scents of caramel and marzipan slowly evolving towards hints of pastries and chocolate, expressions of the harmonious maturity of the cuvée obtained by a long ageing on laths of the base wines (6 years).
The nose unveils a heady richness, with some scents of apple, pear and citrus fruits, signatures of the majority of Chardonnay (75%), enhanced by touches of red and black fruits, thanks to the Pinot Noir (20%) and the Meunier (5%).
Pure opening, obtained by the rigorous selection of the first juices during the soft pressing of the grapes, and by the timely stop of the malolactic fermentation of the Chardonnay base wines.
The mouth becomes soft, deep and sensual, characteristic sign of the very old plots of vine of the House planted between 1940 and 1950 by Abel Bouché, Nicolas’s grandfather.
Tasty finish, punctuated by spices, reinforced by the inspired dosage with 8 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement in the form of expedition liqueur produced with wine aged in casks.
Great length on the palate.
With this touching Cuvée Saphir, Nicolas Bouché, engineer and oenologist, was able to blend with talent wines from three great vintages: 1999, 2000 and 2002.
Ideal to accompany your meals, with a pigeon roasted on chest, for example.
Wine growers in Pierry since 1920, the Champagne House Bouché Père et Fils has been perpetuating with passion the family traditions for four generations. A vineyard of 30 hectares, composed of the three champenois varietals in old plots of vine (over 30 years old on average) and cultivated with care in the best Crus of Champagne, and a soft and accurate oenology give birth to around 250,000 bottles of Champagnes with personality per year, under the brand created in 1945.
Champagne Bouché Père et Fils
10 rue du Général de Gaulle
Tel.: 03 26 54 12 44
Fax.: 03 26 55 07 02