Pierre Bourée’s Bourgogne Blanc 2016 is a great introduction to Pierre Bourée’s range and the classic white Burgundy style. As estate tradition dictates, fermentation occurs in foudres, prior to a year’s aging in French barrique, during which the barrels are rolled to stir up the lees to add further complexity. The cuvée is then bottled without filtration to retain a wonderfully pure expression of classic Burgundian Chardonnay.
Pierre Bourée still uses old wooden vats rather than stainless steel and the grapes are trodden by foot. And last but not least, Bourée only release their fine wines when they are ready to drink – a very refreshing practice in today’s market.