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2005 Cedric Bouchard ‘La Boloree’

  • Producer
    Cedric Bouchard
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Blanc
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Types
  • Size

“A passionate and dedicated perfectionist, Cédric Bouchard has only been making wine since 2000, yet his champagnes have already become some of the most sought-after in the region.”

One parcel, one variety, one vintage, this is the essence of Bouchard’s philosophy.
Early on he produced wines under a label called Inflorescence, this no longer exists. The vines that bore the first for these wines, came from Cédric’s father, who had a very different approach. He now owns these vineyards and farms them in the same way as all the other Roses de Jeanne wines. The estate is named with homage to his Polish grandmother, Janika.
Roses de Jeanne parcels are trained in Cordon du Royat for pinot noir and Chablis for chardonnay, and are always harvested exceptionally low, at 4,000 kg/ha (26 hl/ha). This helps deliver the extreme concentration, minerality and precision found in Cédric’s wines.

Tasting Notes

93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2005 Blanc de Blancs La Bolorée was Cédric Bouchard’s first rendition of this old-vine Pinot Blanc cuvée, from a small 0.217-hectare parcel planted in 1960. Bouchard acquired these vines by hazard when he draw the short straw while dividing some vineyards with another vigneron; he decided to make a virtue of necessity by pushing the parameters of the possible with Pinot Blanc, subsequently discovering that his part of the Aube in general and the sandy-clay soils over Marne chalk of La Bolorée in particular were the historical heartlands of this under-appreciated cépage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of ripe citrus fruit, yellow apples, honeycomb and toasted almonds, it’s full-bodied, satiny and layered, with an open and expressive core, ripe acids and a saline finish. From the original disgorgement, this is drinking at its peak today.

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