Domaine Pascal Prunier Bonheur Saint Romain Sous le Chateau 2017
This first class expression of Pinot Noir opens with an expressive bouquet of red fruits which lead on to a palate that is savoury and fine. It is well structured with plenty of fine-grained tannins. A good expression of this lesser known appellation.
- Country: France
- Region: Burgundy
- Subregion: Côte De Beaune, Saint Romain
- Vintage: 2017
- Colour: Red
- Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
- ABV: 13.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Savoury and well structured
- Drink With: A good beef casserole or roast chicken
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.