The Unique Bonnes-Mares from Morey-St-Denis and more from 2015

 
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A not to be missed wine for lovers of Grand Cru Red Burgundy
 
"Most famous for their Bonnes-Mares and their 'Clos Marion', the family business of Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair was founded about 1979 when Jean-Louis Fougeray, the father of the current owners, a man who by day worked in administration and by night tending his vines, made his very first cuvée. It was from a quarter hectare of Marsannay vines - in the family since 1972 - this was the start for Domaine Fougeray."

"That Marsannay cuvée was only 500 bottles and Jean-Louis took them all to Paris to sell. Laurence Olliver (née Fougeray) says that her father was 'born to work in the vineyard, it was his passion'. If Jean-Louis took the first steps to commercialisation, it was his father (the grandfather of Laurence and her sister Evelyne) that sowed the seeds for the size of the current operation (18 hectares); he had worked with the Clair family of the renowned Clair-Daü estate and there was a strong bond of friendship. That bond continued into the next generation with Bernard Clair and Jean-Louis Fougeray."

"For family reasons that are best left in the Clair family, in 1986 Bernard Clair was retiring and decided that he would lease some vines to his friend Jean-Louis Fougeray who was by then already exploiting 11 hectares, rather than as expected pass them to the next generation of the Clairs. Those were not just any old vines, they included a special parcel of Bonnes-Mares, some Chambolle- Fougeray people Musigny and more Marsannay. In so doing, they grounded the re-named Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair - 'Beauclair' coming from a blend of Jean-Louis' wife's name and Clair."

"Day to day responsibility for the domaine now rests with Jean-Louis' daughter Laurence and her husband Patrice Olliver." -BurgundyReport.com

Last Friday Laurence was in Melbourne and a group of us tasted a selection wines from the domaine and enjoyed her company.

We still have small quantities of Fougeray de Beuclair wines available from our allocation. As a new addition to our portfolio we offer the Bonnes-Mares, and all of the 2015 Fougeray de Beauclair wines, at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount.

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2015
Normally $559.00
Special Pre Arrival Price $419.00 (Save 25%)
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Fopugeray Beauclair Bonnes-Mares Label Darren Harris: 
There is only one maker of Bonnes-Mares from the Morey side and that is Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair. They farm 1.20 hectares of the old Clair-Dau vineyard and bottle the wine without any Chambolle fruit. (The other 0.32 hectares is blended with Chambolle grapes in Bruno Clair's Bonnes-Mares). Needless to say that makes for an interesting and rare wine that few serious drinkers have had the pleasure to taste.
 
A powerful nose of dark fruits - blackberry, blackcurrant, cherries, violets, fresh oak. Gentle spice and a hint of marzipan. Great extract on the palate. It is structured, masculine and long. Indeed powerful, with a impressive tannin driven finish. Like all Bonnes-Mares this wine cries out for some time in the cellar. Seriously good! And did I mention rare?

Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrees 2015 
Normally $153.50
Special Pre Arrival Price $114.95 (Save 25%)

Fougeray Beauclair Gevrey label Darren Harris: Les Seuvrees is below Mazoyeres-Chambertin on the Morey border. From a 0.27 hectare parcel of 70+ year old vines. An unmistakable Gevrey nose: black fruits, earth, iron and hummus. Intense and powerful, quite masculine. Good weight on the palate culminating in a firm but fine tannic finish. Not far off Premier Cru quality.

Vosne-Romanee Les Damodes 2015
Normally $150.50
Special Pre Arrival Price $112.95 (Save 25%)
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fougeray beauclair vosne label Darren Harris: A 0.25 hectare parcel of 55 year old vines adjoining Les Malconsorts on the Nuits-St-Georges border. Most producers use the spelling "Damaudes", however, Fougerey de Beauclair choose the Nuits spelling "Damodes". A cool nose of black-red fruits - raspberry, blackberry with spice, violets and little smoke. Very aromatic. Round and concentrated on the mid palate with many layers. Autosuggestion or not, there is a mini-Malconsorts thing happening here. The wine finishes with minerals and serious, defined tannins. A real winner.

Chambolle-Musigny Les Veiroilles 2015 
Normally $150.50
Special Pre Arrival Price $112.95 (Save 25%)

Fougeray Beauclair Chambolle label Darren Harris: From a very small parcel of 0.082 hectares immediately above Bonnes-Mares. Softer and more restrained on the nose than the Gevrey. The fruit is more red and there are some dusty spice and floral notes. 30% new oak which needs to integrate a little more. The ingredients are there but this just needs a little more time to come together.

Fixin Clos Marion Monopole 2015
Normally $114.95
Special Pre Arrival Price $85.95 (Save 25%)

Fougeray marion nv label Darren Harris: 
A monopole of the domaine. Quite large at 3.16 hectares. Planted in 1946. A wild nose of blue-black fruit, spice, mineral. Floral - rose petals. Crunchy, juicy fruit and more complex than the Marsannay. A wonderful juxtaposition of fresh fruit and savoury elements. A serious wine with concentration from the old vines and a lively personality from the soil.
Marsannay Les Saint-Jacques 2015 
Normally $105.50
Special Pre Arrival Price $78.95 (Save 25%)

Fougeray Beauclair st-Jacques label Darren Harris: A savoury nose of blue-red fruits, nutmeg, fennel and dusty spice with notes of honeysuckle. Sanguine, beautifully ripe with structure and considerable length framed by fine but present tannins. Terrific quality from a commune that is (sadly) not on the radar of many Burgundy lovers.
To view the full range of wines, read reviews and order on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by email to asaf@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone. 

Cheers,
Darren 

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Vogue Bonnes-Mares
More Bonnes-Mares
We have more Bonnes-Mares available including several vintages of de Vogue.
 
To view them all on our website click here.

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End of Year Burgundy Tasting. Saturday 25 November

Join us on Saturday 25 November for a truly grand celebration of Burgundy. We will open 36 different bottles from our inventory. Everything from Bourgogne to Grand Cru. You can sample wines with a retail value of almost $3500.00 for just $20.00!
 
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase all of the wines on tasting at a 15% discount. And if you spend $500.00 on the days we'll even credit you the $20.00 tasting fee. 
 
This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the intricacies of Burgundy and select some wines for the cellar or festive season celebrations. We will supply tasting notes for all wines.

There are too many wines to list here so please click this link to see what we will be serving and to buy tickets on line.

Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
Time: 1pm to 4pm (come when you please)
Venue: Noir, Upstairs 175 Swan Street, Richmond 3121
Cost: $20.00 (which we will credit for purchases of $500.00 or more on the day)

 

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