Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune Les Avaux Premier Cru

Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune Les Avaux Premier Cru


  • The name of Les Avaux has its origin in the lieu-dit “Vaux” designating a depression on the slope where the vines are situated.
  • The Maison Bouchard Pere & Fils, very present in the terroirs of Beaune for almost three hundred years, holds one third of this particularly steeply sloped parcel, with its clay-limestone sub-soil. These characteristics are behind the racy elegance of this Premier Cru.
  • Serve between 17°C to l 8°C or 62°-64°F.
  • Aging potential from 7 to 10 years after release.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: Manual harvest, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape. Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 15 to 20 days.

Tasting Notes: Composed, poised and firm but approachable, with a classic elegance. Look for notes of cherry, red berry, earth, smoke and spice.


2017 – 90 Wine Spectator


Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to name a few. In 1995 this exceptional collection was purchased by Joseph Henriot, and is today part of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. Maison Bouchard Père & Fils has invested in the vine to bottle, the process is handled with meticulous care, to ensure the most faithful expression of each terroir. Installed since the beginning of the 19th century on the site of the ancient Châteaude Beaune, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils uses the underground galleries and bastions of this fortress built by LuisXI, 10 meters below ground, for the slow maturing of its wines under optimal conditions. Millions of bottles, including a rare collection of pre-phylloxera wines rest in the cellars today protected by 7 meter thick walls.