Dominique Laurent Bonnes Mares V.V. Grand Cru
Dominique Laurent in Burgundy is managed by former pâtissier Dominique Laurent, who produces exemplary wines from his small négociant business located in Nuits-St-Georges. He sources fruit from very old parcels and his offerings range up and down the Cote d’Or, with dozens and dozens of different appellations often offered in minuscule quantities of 25 or 50 cases of wine.
Dominique Laurent realizes that the quality of the barrel is paramount, so he makes his own! He works only with Tronçais wood, selected himself, and air-dried for at least three (and up to seven) years. Because of the costs involved in setting up a cooperage, he makes more barrels than he requires for his own wines, selling what he does not need himself to a limited number of Burgundy domaines and to various overseas producers.