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Bouchard Père et Fils

Wine company based in Beaune in french Burgundy (must not be confused with Bouchard Aîné or Bouchard Finlayson). The company building dates from the 15th century and is close to the city wall, the huge cellars are located under the medieval fortifications. It was founded by textile merchant Michel Bouchard in 1731; Son Joseph started acquiring vineyards. Today the company acts as Weinhandelshaus. Négociant and producer. The own vineyards cover around 130 hectares of vineyards in the area Cote d'Or in the appellations Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, or in many of the municipal appellations such as Aloxe-Corton . Gevrey-Chambertin . Meursault . Montrachet . Nuits-Saint-Georges and Savigny-lès-Beaune , Of which, 12 hectares are as Grand Cru and 74 hectares as Premier Cru klassifiziert. Es gibt ungewöhnlich hohe Anteile an den Grands Crus Le Montrachet (1,1 ha) und Chevalier-Montrachet (2,3 ha).

In den 1970er-Jahren ergaben sich Qualitäts-Probleme und in den 1980er-Jahren gab es eine Verwicklung in einen nicht ganz geklärten classified. There are unusually high proportions of the Grands Crus Le Montrachet (1.1 ha) and Chevalier-Montrachet (2.3 ha).

In the 1970s there were quality problems and in the 1980s there was an involvement in one that was not entirely resolved wine scandal , The company that got into trouble was then passed on from Jean-François Bouchard (the last of the family) to Joseph in 1995 Henriot sold by the champagne house of the same name. Burgundy connoisseurs attest major quality improvements from the 1995 vintage. For the even more extensive Négociant business, grapes, Grape must and young wines purchased from contract partners and processed. In 1998, the renowned Chablis producer William Fèvre was acquired.

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