We spent a lovely morning tasting with Sofie Bohrmann last month in Meursault. She’s warm and welcoming, quick with a smile, and very friendly – by the end of the tasting she was talking us into staying for a beer (she is Belgian, after all).
Her wines also happen to be outstanding. Together with her cellar master Dimitri Blanc, they craft some of the most exciting wines in our portfolio. Our favorite cuvées are usually the whites – her collection of terroirs in Puligny, Meursault and St-Aubin is enviable – but her reds are just as good.
We’re pleased to have some of her delicious 2020 Bourgogne rouge left, and it’s everything an entry level Bourgogne is meant to be: low oak, lovely red fruit, excellent energy, and a perfect Burgundian blend of earth and berries.
Borhmann’s Bourgogne vines are across the RN-74 from Pommard. At 35 years old, they’re more mature than many Bourgogne-level vines, and their fruit produces a wine of real complexity. She uses 70% whole clusters, giving the wines excellent definition and exquisite tension.
The nose shows seductive, crushed ripe red fruits, overlaid with a soft floral character. The mouth is perfectly ripe, smooth, and delicious, with fine chalky tannin supporting the bursting fruit. The 2020 shows a remarkably density, but also excellent acidity — some 2020 cuvées are destined for future greatness, but this one requires no patience.
Drink this all spring as the world wakes up.
Bohrmann Bourgogne rouge 2020
bottle price: $36