Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Genevrieres
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Bouchard Père & Fils owns 6.55 acres of Meursault Genevrières, often the first Chardonnays to be harvested on the estate.
- With an early harvest period, compared to their other vineyards, the grapes from Genevrières produces a fresh wine with plenty of acidity to make it very versatile with food-pairings.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Manual harvest in small cases, followed by manual sorting. The pressing takes place in two phases: evacuation of the first juice, then pressing in two-hourly cycles. Matured for 13 months in 18% new french oak barrels and for 3 to 4 months in stainless steel vats.
Tasting Notes: Subtle bouquet of fruit and flowers combined with toasted hints. Full yet refined, without the slightest heaviness and with the liveliness typical of Les Genevrières. A voluptuous wine.
2016 – 93 Wine Advocate | 93 Wine Spectator
2017 – 93 Wine Advocate | 94 Wine Spectator
2018 – 90 Wine Advocate | 91 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.