Dominique Laurent Bonnes Mares V.V. Grand Cru

Sales price HK$2,550
Product Code:

008361

Category:

Vintage:

2010

Availability:

Central

Appellation:

Bonnes Mares

Format:

Standard

Region:

Burgundy Red

Country:

France

Rating:

N/A

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.

Much comment, not necessarily favourable, was made of his early habit of using 200% new oak – i.e. racking out of one new barrel into another brand new one. Dominique felt that only new wood gave the sense of fat that he is looking for in top pinot noir. Since he has had his own barrels the need is not so great for new oak because his long air-dried Tronçais wood retains its qualities for more than one wine.


Laurent’s skill in seeking out fabulous examples of each appellation has certainly been the engine that has driven Laurent’s top-quality train.

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