Unique heritage in Burgundy
"Intense, perfumed bouquet with fruit aromas and ananimal touch. Nice structure and lovely fleshiness.Good ageing potential"
- Bouchard Pere et Fils
Roasted Red Meat, Cheeses.
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.
In the heart of the Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin is the area with the highestconcentration of red Grands Crus of which the legendary Chambertin andChambertin-Clos-de-Bèze, great favorites of Napoleon. It is even said that theEmperor made his men salute when passing by these venerable vines. The wines ofGevrey-Chambertin, only red, are very sought after for their great strength andvelvetness