Bonnes Mares is the Grand Cru par excellence.
The name of this climat derives from an unearthed bas-relief portraying a trinity of Roman goddesses. We know that in Roman times the cult of this trinity, protectors of the harvests, was widespread.
Vine variety: Pinot Noir
Surface area: 15 hectares with 1.50 hectares in Morey-St-Denis
Altitude: 280 m - Slope: Gentle - Exposure: East-facing
Soil: Calcareous pebbles
Our 1.5 hectare Bonnes Mares parcel is situated exclusively on the Chambolle-Musigny side on shallow, clay and ferruginous red soil.
The Domaine's Grands Crus are matured in oak barrels (80% new barrels) made from wood from the Allier and Nivernais regions. We favour light to medium-plus toasts as this ensures the perfect harmony between the wine and wood tannins.
The eye is immediately caught by the vermilion hue. The first nose conveys discrete hints of blackcurrant bud and flowers. Spices and small red fruit aromas appear on the palate on aeration with liquorice contributing character. The sweet flavour of rose provides subtlety and style. The overall harmony ensures depth and results in a dense, superb and peerlessly elegant wine.
Serving temperature: 16° to 18°C
Matching food: Bonnes Mares is perfect with wildfowl in a vigneronne sauce, beef tournedos sauce forestière or robust cheeses such as Ami du Chambertin and matured goat's cheeses.