Meursault Producer on the Rise

Bernard-Bonin -- An Aspiring Young Winemaking Couple 

By Howard Lee | November 2018

Domaine Bernard-Bonin was founded in 1998 when Veronique Bonin inherited Meursault and Puligny Montrachet vineyards from her grandfather, who ran the famous Domaine Michelot. 

From the start, Veronique Bonin, with her husband Nicolas Bernard took a minimalistic approach in the vineyard and cellar, the results of which are elegant and terroir-driven wines that truly reflect their winemaking philosophy. Their Meursault wines are pure, crisp and refreshing to drink, thanks to their early harvest and minimal use of oak. 

We have a wide range of Bernard-Bonin available now, from the refreshing and ready-to-drink Bourgogne Blanc to the Meursault Les Tillets, a single plot village wine showing great value and immense depth. The stars of the collection are the Meursault, Les Genevrières and Les Charmes Dessus, two premium Meursault 1er Cru wines. 

My personal favorite is the Meursault, Les Genevrières which presents impressive floral amounts with a hint of citrus. The palate is equally attractive showing flavours of ripe fruits followed by a velvety finish with the richness well balanced by ample acidity. The wine is already approachable but will be more expressive in a couple of years. It would be interesting to try it now and revisit in 5 years to appreciate its development over time. 

This Domaine has quickly become a reference point in Meursault and should not be missed.