Raj says: Definitely a new discovery to me, within the last couple of years. I’ve been quite lucky to taste my fair share of Burgundy before, and the 2017 from Bonin for me is one of the best Bourgogne Blancs ever, period. The quality here out does most people’s Premier Crus. Here it’s organic farming & all the good stuff, which helps translate through to the quality in the glass. I’ve not actually visited the estate, which says something of the quality here against all the Burgs that I love to drink.
The estate of Bernard Bonin was born in 1998, when Veronique Bernard Bonin’s grandfather split his domaine, Domaine Michelot, into three with Veronique taking vines from her mother’s vineyards to create Domaine Bernard Bonin, with her husband Nicolas Bonin. The estate is based in Meursault, as are most of their 7-hectares of vines. Their strict work in the vines allows them to let the wines express themselves in the cellars, with as little intervention as possible. The use of only natural yeasts, no fining or filtering and minimal sulphur combined with restraint use of new oak allows their wines to shine through with a purity of fruit and flavour. The fruit for their Bourgogne Blanc comes from a single parcel located up the slope between Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, and given the same attention in the cellars as all of their other plots. An incredibly exciting estate to try and get your hands on.