- Presentation of the winery
Bouchard Père & Fils was founded in 1731 by Michel Bouchard in Beaune. More than 9 generations have succeeded in this area of exception, consolidated for over 280 years.
The creation of the family estate began in 1775 when Joseph Bouchard acquired the first vines in Volnay. His son, Joseph Antoine Philibert Bouchard, took the opportunity to expand the field buying several plots in Beaune after the French REvolution, when Clergy and nobility properties had been property.
The successive acquisitions, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, lead to the current estate, the largest in Côte d'Or, height of 130 hectares of vineyards, of which 12 are classified Grand Cru and 74 as Premier Cru.
Biodynamic culture is applied over the 450 plots of the estate, crops are made by hand, and the vine carefully sorted before vinificatio. The farms are long, and made in excellent conditions, in underground cellars present on the field.
The history of this great wine begins in 13th century, at the time the Cistercian Maizières receive the first vines "Montrachaz" located between Puligny and Chassagne. But it is really in the 19th century that this grand cru will be recognized at fair value, indeed the greatest poets and even the writers emphasize in their writings. Alexandre Dumas said that this wine "should be drunk kneeling and bareheaded." Montrachet acquired a reputation of white wine, unlike Bâtard-Montrachet and Bienvenue-Montrachet, which are renowned for the production of red wine.
This Montrachet 2006 has a complex nose, rich of floral aromas and dried fruit. It combines elegance and power, both at nose and when tasting it. This wine is very balanced, both round and fresh, and has a very good aging potential.