2013 cedric bouchard, roses de jeanne les ursules blanc de noirs
Why We're Buying
While Cédric Bouchard founded his eponymous label in 2000, his winemaking techniques date back centuries. Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules contains 100% estate-grown fruit and hand-picked and hand-sorted grapes, which he crushes by foot. Additionally, he only vinifies the first press juice and never fines, filters, or doses this blanc de noirs. The result is a pure and enticing Champagne that wins over the mind and heart.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Cédric Bouchard's 2013 Blanc de Noirs "Les Ursules" is pure Pinot "Noir from a north-facing 0.97-hectare vineyard planted on clay limestone in 1974. The 2013 is concentrated on the nose, with lots of quinces and red fruits. On the palate, this is a mouth-filling, generously rich and concentrated yet fine and elegant Les Ursules with lots of energy and persistent mineral tension. The finish is very long and intense yet delicate, with no aggression at all. The acidity lifts the ripeness in a fascinating way here. There is great finesse and purity here but also fruitiness and endless salinity! Just beautiful! Tasted at the domaine in April 2018. Total production: 2,800 bottles plus 400 magnums.