DOMAINE GILLES BOUTON BOURGOGNE ROUGE CASE
Gilles Bouton took the reins of his maternal grandfather’s 4 hectare (9.6 acre) domain in 1977. The holding now totals 15 hectares (36 acres) and is spread out over four villages (Saint Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault) all prime property in the so-called Golden Triangle of white Burgundy.
The Domaine Bouton pays close attention to soil conditions and strives to limit vine yields naturally. The soils under the rows are turned, and natural growth is allowed between the rows. They profess to what is known as the ‘lutte raisonee’, or reasonable reaction to grape growing problems. This generally means that chemical treatments are used less often and less aggressively than in conventional production.
Conscientiously practiced, lute raisonee can be very close to organic farming. There is, however, no system of checks and no set definitions. The Boutons know that no amount of winemaking skill, technology or special equipment can produce great wine without great fruit.
Gilles was joined by his son, Julien, at the end of 2008. The domain today makes on average 60,000 bottles per year. The Boutons sell most of their wine to private individuals either out-the-door at the domain or at numerous wine salons in France.
Gilles Bouton Bourgogne Rouge 2019 case includes Ground Shipping
Small production from vines within the commune. A delicate wine with ripe red fruits dominating throughout the tasting experience. Notes of earth emerge and continue into the finish.