Today the Burgundian wine domaine of Bouchard Pere et Fils can trace its origins back to 1731, though it is no longer family owned. In 1995 the Champagne house Joseph Henriot acquired the company and quality has risen as a consequence. Bouchard is led by Stéphane Follin Arbelet, while the wines are made by Philippe Prost - who has been with the company since 1978. An impressive gravity-flow winery on the Route de Savigny, the Cuvérie St Vincent, was completed in 2005 and enables them to process all their wines with optimum efficiency. Bouchard’s total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12ha of grand crus and 74ha of premier crus, which makes them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.
What The Critics Say
94/100 Decanter, Tim Atkin
"Bouchard has a substantial holding of 3.75ha in Cailleret Dessus, a vineyard it has owned since 1775, all located on shallow clay soils over a limestone bedrock. This is a finely balanced, nuanced Volnay that combines finesse with precision, concentration with depth. Zesty, chalky and long on the palate." Drink 2023 - 2029
92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, William Kelley
"The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot is already extremely charming, bursting from the glass with a lavish bouquet of cassis, dried rose petals, coniferous forest floor and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny, with an elegantly textural attack, a nicely concentrated core of fruit and lively acids, concluding with a precise, vibrant finish." Drink 2020 - 2037
17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming
"Quite sweetly fruited on the nose – raspberry and cherry liqueur. Finishes with fragrant clove and cinnamon spice. Smooth, rounded tannins. Very Volnay, and very enjoyable. (RH)." Drink 2020 - 2030
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