Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Saint-Romain La Combe Bazin 2016
This is an excellent white Burgundy that remains affordable. The bouquet is of green apples with a hint of vanilla. On the palate it is crisp and well balanced with notes of butter behind the fruit and the finish is long and true. This is an elegant wine that is best enjoyed at the table with poultry especially in a creamy sauce.
- Country: France
- Region: Burgundy
- Subregion: Côte De Beaune, Saint-Romain
- Vintage: 2016
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Chardonnay
- ABV: 13%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Fresh and vital
- Drink With: Poultry but try it with egg dishes too.
Saint-Romain is a lesser known appellation of the Côte D'Or, yet this Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur example from La Combe Bazin has much to offer the Burgundy lover.
About the grower
The fifth generation of a winegrowing family, Pascal Prunier-Bonheur took over the estate in 1983; it now operates 6 hectares of vines spread across Saint-Romain in Beaune through to Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Meursault and Pommard. Pascal Prunier-Bonheur simply aims to make honest and upstanding wines as he feels that to do otherwise would be cheating his vines, his customers and himself. The style here is one of restraint. The wines lack nothing in terms of power, but this is shown through refinement and great elegance.
By combining tradition and modernity Pascal wants to offer "a genuine product, the result of hard work without pretense and without excessive ambition." The result is a selection of high quality wines at very reasonable prices. Prunier-Bonheur is not the type of estate to rest upon its laurels, adding a negociant business to its winemaking arm in 2002, and a new winery has been operational since 2008. Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur is still adding a few hectares of vineyards to its holdings when possible, the most recent being a plot of Meursault, a beautiful parcel of Auxey-Duresses red and a new premier cru, Auxey-Duresses Val.