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BOUCHARD PERE & FILS Grand Cru , Chambertin-Clos de Beze 2011

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BOUCHARD PERE & FILS Grand Cru , Chambertin-Clos de Beze 2011 BOUCHARD PERE & FILS Grand Cru , Chambertin-Clos de Beze 2011

BOUCHARD PERE & FILS Grand Cru , Chambertin-Clos de Beze 2011

Along with the neighbouring Chambertin Chambertin Clos de Bèze is the most prestigious Grand Cru in Gevrey-Chambertin and is also one of the oldest walled vineyards in France. The famous "clos" was created in the 7th century by the monks from the abbey of Bèze. Bouchard's Bèze which is made from purchased fruit is a great example of the style with is power and complexity and can easily be cellared for 20 or more years.
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Along with the neighbouring Chambertin Chambertin Clos de Bèze is the most prestigious Grand Cru in Gevrey-Chambertin and is also one of the oldest walled vineyards in France. The famous "clos" was created in the 7th century by the monks from the abbey of Bèze. Bouchard's Bèze which is made from purchased fruit is a great example of the style with is power and complexity and can easily be cellared for 20 or more years.
  • Style: Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Region: Chambertin-Clos de Beze
  • Code: BCLB
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: France

Winery BOUCHARD PERE & FILS

While Bouchard Père et Fil’s history goes back to 1731 when Michel Bouchard, a cloth merchant, began selling wine, it wasn’t until 1775, that Michel’s son, Joseph, acquired Bouchard’s first vineyards by purchasing 7 hectares in Volnay.  During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and sold and Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert extended the family’s vineyard holdings; particularly in Beaune where Bouchard still own some 46.59 ha of premier cru vineyards.  Bouchard Père et Fils was officially incorporated in 1811 and in 1820 Bernard Bouchard purchased the Château de Beaune, a 15th-century fortress that has been Bouchard’s headquarters ever since and where over 2,000 bottles from the 19th century are still housed. Bouchard continued to purchase vineyards and while some great wines were made after the second world war, by the 1980s the company was a remnant of its forme

While Bouchard Père et Fil’s history goes back to 1731 when Michel Bouchard, a cloth merchant, began selling wine, it wasn’t until 1775, that Michel’s son, Joseph, acquired Bouchard’s first vineyards by purchasing 7 hectares in Volnay. 

During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and sold and Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert extended the family’s vineyard holdings; particularly in Beaune where Bouchard still own some 46.59 ha of premier cru vineyards. 

Bouchard Père et Fils was officially incorporated in 1811 and in 1820 Bernard Bouchard purchased the Château de Beaune, a 15th-century fortress that has been Bouchard’s headquarters ever since and where over 2,000 bottles from the 19th century are still housed.

Bouchard continued to purchase vineyards and while some great wines were made after the second world war, by the 1980s the company was a remnant of its former self and in 1995, Joseph Henriot from Champagne Henriot purchased Bouchard for a reported £32m (a bargain compared to its value today) adding Domaine William Fevre in Chablis to the portfolio in 1998.

Henriot immediately set about restoring its fortunes, building a gravity fed winery in 2005 and while Bouchard are both a domaine and a negociant, it’s worth noting that with 130 hectares of land including 12 hectares of grand cru vineyards and 75 hectares of premier cru, they are the largest vineyard owner in the Cote d’Or.

Henriot passed away in 2015 but under the watchful eye of Technical Director of Operations Philippe Prost and Frédéric Weber, Bouchard continue to make an incredible range of wines across various prices points, communes and levels.

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