Les Exceptionnels / Bonnes-Mares

«Whoever knows how to taste wine never again drinks it, but discovers its secrets». Salvador Dalí

It is strict and careful work with the vines, exemplary, meticulous ageing of the wines and remarkable care and know-how that mean that unique terroirs can produce «les exceptionnels», exceptional wines. This range is a selection of Grands Crus with respect for their unique value.

  • Terroir

    Vineyard of the Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is produced in Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-Saint-Denis. This magnificent appellation only produces red wines.

  • Varietals

    100% Pinot Noir

  • Vinification

    After being hand-harvested, the grapes are put into stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration for 2 to 4 days. Then, alcoholic fermentation is begun using nothing but natural starters. Malolactic fermentation and ageing take place in oak barrels for 8 to 12 months.

  • Tasting notes

    A beautiful ruby colour when young and then tile red with age, this full-bodied Bonnes-Mares is rich, fleshy and has great sustain. Its structure is clearly robust. More vigorous than flowery, it is also a little wild. Roundness and elegance merge under the same, delicately tannic power. The aromas evoke violet, humus and undergrowth.

  • Food pairing

    It is a must with all gamey meat whether roast or in a sauce. Strongtasting and glazed poultry will also be ideal partners for its virile tannins. It is perfect with strong cheeses.

  • Aeging and Service Temperature

    Serve at a temperature of 14° to 16°C. This is a wine for long cellaring, up to 30 or 50 years.