Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils

Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils

Since its foundations in 1731, Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils has put together an exceptional vineyard holding along the Côte d’Or. Driven by the desire to build an exceptional estate, they currently have 130ha of vineyards: 12ha of which are Grand Cru, 74ha Premier Cru, 4 

individual Monopolies- the total covering over 450 vineyard sites.

Each vineyard is tended to the highest level with 2021 seeing the first wines certified Organic. The Premier and Grand Cru vineyards are all farmed biodynamically. The pursuit of excellence at Bouchard Pere et Fils is driven by their work in the vineyards.

“Our motto at the winery is ‘no rules’. Our approach is to go with the terroirs and the vintage, to adapt ourselves to each vineyard, each year, so that we can coax out the purest expression and the finest emotions. There is a great deal of risk involved in this  listening approach, as well as humility towards the living matter that is wine, but it is an extremely rewarding challenge.”

Frédéric Weber – Cellar Master.

Bouchard Père & Fils is an example of unique Burgundy heritage,

offering great diversity and a raft of prestigious appellations: Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne, Beaune Grèves Vignes de l’Enfant Jésus, Bonnes-Mares, Meursault Perrières… names that resonate with history, inspiring respect and encouraging the pursuit of excellence, with 4 monopolies and exclusivities among them.

These remarkable parcels are meticulously tended by our teams who are responsible for the maintenance of the estate’s vines.

Combining tradition and innovation, Bouchard Père & Fils works hard to bring out the distinctiveness of each successive vineyard and vintage, striving to make its wines exquisite works of art, each with its own personality and charm.

 

Viticulture

With a lineage of prestigious master-winemakers and experts in every trades involved in winemaking, Bouchard Père & Fils strives to understand each terroir, master each vine and to check each bunch of grapes which go into the fine wines that carry the estate’s label. The estate’s configuration, extending as it does over 48 km from north to south with a mosaic of 450 different vineyards, protects Bouchard Père & Fils from localised weather events such as hail, storms or frost. However, this does entail having to have teams on the ground throughout the vineyards. The multitude of vineyard parcels receives special care and attention all year round. Every Bouchard Père & Fils vineyard has been managed using sustainable viticulture for many years in order to bring out the authenticity and full potential of the wines. Bouchard Père & Fils’ constant attention to detail also continues at harvest time when the grapes are harvested by hand, placed in small crates, and then carefully selected on sorting tables.

Winemaking

Bouchard Père & Fils applies the “precision of a goldsmith” to each stage of winemaking. In this pursuit of precision, Bouchard Père & Fils invested in a high-tech facility in 2005, the St. Vincent winery in Savigny-lès-Beaune. Located 5 metres below ground level, the vinification vat room enables grapes to be transferred naturally, by gravity, into 138 maceration tanks or presses. Over 100 different wines are vinified here. They are then matured in oak in a cellar with a 4,000 barrel capacity. This maturation period allows the purity of the aromas and the organoleptic profile of each terroir to express themselves to the full. Dug 10 metres below ground, with no covering other than the earth itself, the barrel cellar provides ideal, natural conditions of ventilation and humidity for the wines to complete their long maturation process. After bottling, the ageing period commences. The Château’s cellars, also nearly 10 metres below ground, offer perfect conditions for ageing Bouchard Père & Fils’ wines. Depending on the vineyard parcel and the appellation, the estate’s wines can be matured for over a year in oak barrel. Thanks to the natural hygrometry and constant temperature, the Grand Crus, from a young age, benefit from an environment which is perfect for long periods of undisturbed ageing, and they can remain for several hundred years after bottling in the protective silence of the cellars which date back to the 15th Century. The subtle art of creating wine, where every step of the ageing process is carried-out with extreme care, contributes to the story of each wine, a story that unfolds with each vintage.

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