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Bouchard Père et Fils

Winegrowing company based in Beaune in the French Burgundy (not to be confused with Bouchard Aîné or Bouchard Finlayson). The company building dates back to the 15th century and is located near the town wall, the huge cellars are located under the medieval fortifications. It was founded by the textile merchant Michel Bouchard in 1731; Son Joseph began with the acquisition of vineyards. Today, the company acts as a Weinhandelshaus. Négociant and producer. The private vineyards cover about 130 hectares of vineyards in the area Côte d'Or in the appellations Côte de Beaune and Côte 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 these, 12 hectares are considered Grand Cru and 74 acres 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 Grands Crus Le Montrachet (1.1 ha) and Chevalier-Montrachet (2.3 ha).

In the 1970s, quality problems arose and in the 1980s, there was an involvement in an unclear wine scandal , The troubled company was then transferred to Joseph in 1995 by Jean-François Bouchard (the last of the family) Henriot sold by the eponymous champagne house. Burgundy connoisseurs attest to great quality improvements from the 1995 vintage. For the even larger Négociant business, grapes, Grape must and young wines purchased and processed by contractors. In 1998, the renowned Chablis producer William Fèvre was acquired.

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