Above: The Corton hill of Corton-Charlemagne. According to Wasserman (see below), “Bonneau du Martray is with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti the only domaine in Burgundy to make only grand cru. It owns 11 contiguous hectares, a rarity in Burgundy, 1.5 of which are planted to Pinot Noir and 9.5 to Chardonnay, making Bonneau du Martray the largest single owner of Corton-Charlemagne.”
It is with extreme pleasure and pride that we share this news: Bonneau du Martray is to be the featured domaine at this year’s Boulder Burgundy Festival.
And festival guests will be joined by the domaine’s legacy winemaker Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière, one of the most charismatic and dynamic personages working in fine wine today. He will be pouring and speaking about his wines.
Not only will be the featured producer dinner on the Saturday night of the festival but he will also deliver a seminar on his wines on Sunday morning.
“Adding to the aura,” writes his importer and U.S. merchant Jean-Charles, “his manners and conversation are beyond good, they have that breed of ease and confidence particular to Parisian aristocrats. It would feel somewhat imposing if it weren’t for the fact that as soon as you begin talking to him, it becomes apparent that Jean Charles is eager to hear what you have to say. He often takes a pause, considering carefully what you have said, before he responds to it, discards it, or files it away. And there is something impish about him too. His eyes often look amused, as if he was always preparing to add something witty or hold it back from you. It is not just the wines that are wonderful at Bonneau du Martray but the exchange of thoughts.”
We couldn’t be more thrilled that he and his wines will be part of the festival!
Festival registration is expected to be open on September 1. Please stay tuned for updates!