Often the 1st chardonnays to be harvested on the estate
"2.6ha in the upper part for the most part, suitable to pick early, old vines. Very elegant nose, much more detail than the Charmes with a swirling
weighty of gorgeous ripe fruit at the back, a peachier inflection that does not really impact on the lime infused core of the wine. Succulent
- Jasper Morris, MW 92- 94 points
Fish Dishes in Sauce, Foie Gras
Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy, perpetuating tradition for nearly 3 centuries and 9 generations.
In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous "Les Caillerets" climat and started to develop the family’s vineyard holdings.
During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family’s vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous "Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus."
This desire to build up an exceptional estate in Côte d’Or endured through the generations and acquisitions in the best Villages were added throughout the 19th century and again in the early 20th century.