Friday, 27 March 2015

Bouchon Family Wines with Winerist

Last week we took part in Winerist's inaugural event at Wayra - the Telefonica-owned start-up accelerator here in London. Julio from Bouchon flew in early from Prowein to showcase his wines and brand new packaging. Read the Winerist interview with Julio here and their review of the evening here.

Bancroft's Sophie, James Ceppi, Tatiana from Winerist, Julio Bouchon and Maud from Champagne+Fromage

On the night we showed three wines from the Bouchon Family Wines range - now let's get geeky...

J.Bouchon Sauvignon Blanc 2014: crisp, fresh and bright grapefruit and a great lick of acidity and a body that athletes could aspire to. Aromatic but nothing too in your face. This is cold macerated for 6hours at 10degrees C. A wine that even non SB fans will be happy to glug over some time.

J.Bouchon Chardonnay 2012: fruity, fresh and not overly tropical. This comes from the Las Mercedes vineyards in the Maule valley, 54 km from the pacific ocean and 61 meters above sea level. The soils are made of clay, silt and sand, giving this wine some great body and structure. The vines here are produced on a VSP double guyot pruning system to ensure good light and sun exposure.

The old and new labels, giving a fresh new look to the wines
J.Bouchon Block Series Carmenere Reserva Especial 2012: revealing characteristic carmenere traits, the vines that make the fruit for this wine are from blocks 22, 27 and 28 and aregrown on clay and sandy loam formed from granite from the coastal mountains. It spends eight months in french oak. Robust with soft round tannins, it shows bright blackcurrant  ripe red fruit, a little dark chocolate and more black pepper.

Here are some images from the evening:

Bouchon Block Series Carmenere 2012
Julio samples some of the brilliant canapes from Iberica
Julio models his new labels with the best of British

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