About Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils
Joseph Bouchard understood the potential of Burgundy, one of the premium wine-growing regions of France during the middle of the 18th century. This is one reason why he didn’t think twice when he heard of a wine estate on sale in this region in 1773. Since then, he acquired this particular wine estate in Volnay village and has been making symbolic wines under his label.
The Bouchard wine estate is located in a beautiful location on the rich Burgundian terroirs. The vineyard stretches 48km that runs from north to south, encompassing over 450 plots of diverse soil qualities and climatic conditions. At Domaine Bouchard Pere & Fils, the winemaking team practices sustainable winemaking practices to respect the soil where the grapes are grown. The fruits are carefully hand-harvested, before they are sorted in a small parcel. Every bottle produced here reflects the true character of the divine soil structure of the Burgundy region.
In 2005, this estate invested in a state-of-the-art and sophisticated winery, Saint Vincent winery, located in Savigny-Les-Beaune. The vat room, where the vinification occurs, is constructed 5m underground; therefore, grapes are travel to the next steps with natural gravity. This winery has the potential to hold 138 maceration vats, 100 vintages, 4000 barrels and more. Since the cellar is located 10m below the ground level, it is known for its natural ventilation and humidity levels. Wines can be aged for an extended period here.
All the wines are aged for at least a year. However, it may take longer based on the appellation and the type of varietal used for the wines. The cellar’s natural hygrometry enjoys a consistent temperature level to make the Grand Crus created here really special and unique from the ones created elsewhere. Every parcel of the terroir is given a lot of respect; therefore, the wines crafted from each parcel are aged separately.
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