With over two centuries of history, Maison Bouchard Aîné & Fils is a Burgundy wine institution. Based in Beaune, this trading house produces some 50 appellations. These cover the whole of Burgundy, and include a number of great names. The demanding vinification of the domaine's wines produces top-quality crus. Far from locking itself into tradition, Maison Bouchard Aîné & Fils experiments and perfects its know-how with each vintage.
Location of Maison Bouchard Aîné & Fils
The winery and cellar of Maison Bouchard Aîné & Fils are located in Beaune, the historic center of Burgundy winegrowing. Grapes are purchased from some thirty different estates. All Burgundy terroirs are represented: Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais.
The wines of Maison Bouchard Aîné & Fils
The vines selected by Maison Bouchard Aîné & Fils are grown using sustainable agriculture methods. Yields are controlled to guarantee wine quality. The white wines, Chardonnay and Aligoté, are pressed in whole bunches. They are aged for between 6 and 10 months. Red wines, made from Pinot Noir grapes, are entirely destemmed. They are aged for between 12 and 18 months. Depending on the appellation, between 15% and 40% new barrels are used for each vintage.
Bouchard Aîné & Fils wines are too numerous to mention here. Red wines include Grands Crus Corton Perrières, Clos de Vougeot and Charmes-Chambertin. Premier Cru wines include Savigny-Lès-Beaune Jarrons, Beaune Les Marconnets and Nuis-Saint-Georges Clos des Corvées. White wines include Grands Crus Chablis Valmur, Chablis Vaudésir and Corton-Charlemagne. Premier Cru whites include Meursault Le Porusot and Beaune Les Marconnets.