Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau 2019 Beaune 1er Cru Rouge
Pairs with: Aged cheddar
Good for: Snacks with your pals (who appreciate good wine)
Grape: Pinot Noir
I am from: Burgundy, France
The Story: Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy, perpetuating tradition for nearly three centuries and nine generations.
In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous “Les Caillerets” climat and started to develop the family’s vineyard holdings. During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family’s vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous “Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus.”
This desire to build up an exceptional estate in Côte d’Or endured through the generations and acquisitions in the best Villages were added throughout the 19th century and again in the early 20th century.
Why You'll Love Me: Pours a dark garnet color, with a complex bouquet offering up jammy notes, as well as figs, peony and hints of milk chocolate. Harmoniously resonant on the palate, it displays an elegant maturity with dense but fine tannins.