The Unique Bonnes-Mares from Morey-St-Denis. 20 bottles in Stock

 

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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

Today we feature the domaine's unique Bonnes-Mares. Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair are the only makers to bottle a Bonnes-Mares from the Morey-St-Denis side.

Of the 15.06 hectares of the Grand Cru Bonnes-Mares only 1.53 hectares lie in Morey-St-Denis. Interestingly there used to be a little more on the Morey side but as it was inside the walls of Clos de Tart, and belonged to the same owner, it was reclassified as Clos de Tart in 1965.

Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair are the only makers to bottle a Bonnes-Mares purely from the Morey-St-Denis side.

As a new addition to our portfolio we originally offered the Bonnes-Mares, and all of the 2015 Fougeray de Beauclair wines, at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount. For the next few days we provide the opportunity for those who did not buy Pre Arrival, to secure some of the remaining 20 bottles at the same 25% discount. This has to be the perfect options wine!

Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair 
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2015
Normally $559.00
Special $419.00 
(Save 25%)
20 bottles left

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?
To view the full range of wines, read reviews and order on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone. In stock for immediate delivery.

Cheers,
Darren 

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