Bouchard Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin
WHY WE LOVE IT
- In the heart of the Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin is the area with the highest concentration of Grands Crus reds.
- The wines of Gevrey-Chambertin are sought after for their great strength and velvetiness.
- The soils here consist of Triassic limestone, marls, crumbled stone, clay potassium, phosphorus and iron
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: Purchases of grapes are made through contracts with vine growers, who make a commitment to respecting Bouchard Père & Fils strict quality criteria. We pass on all our expertise so that the grapes selection conforms to our requirements. Vatting lasts 15 to 18 days. Wine is matured for 12 months in 25 to 30% new French oak.
Tasting Notes: Intense, perfumed bouquet with fruit aromas and an animal touch. Nice structure and lovely fleshiness.
2015 – 91 Vinous | 92 Wine Spectator
2016 – 90 Vinous | 90 Wine Spectator
2018 – 88-90 Wine Advocate
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.