Wine Bouchard Aine & Fils, Meursault AOC, 2013
The wine is dark garnet color with purple hues.
The taste of wine is rounded, fresh, mineral, juicy, with hints of red fruits and earth, good volume, balanced and sustainable structure sweet aftertaste.
Intense aroma of the wine reveals notes of ripe plum, currant, spice and mocha, as well as the nuances of the skin.
Wine perfectly paired with grilled red meats, game and mature cheeses.
Wine "Gevrey-Chambertin" is made from Pinot Noir, which is grown on very rich soils consisting of Triassic limestone, marl, crushed stone, clay, potassium, phosphorus and iron. Wine fermentation vats extends in small stainless steel at a controlled temperature. After that, the wine is kept for several months in French oak barrels. Through this process of manufacture turns red wine with a rich full flavor and storage potential of 5-7 years.
In the name of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin interesting origin. Gevrey - the ancient name of the village, to which was later added to the name of the best vineyards of those that surround the village - Chambertin. The word is derived from the nickname Gevrey Gabriacos (from the Gallo-Roman gabrios - "goat", which means either "owner goats", or simply "bad citizen").
Winery Bouchard Pere & Fils was founded in 1731, and thanks to the dedication and patient work of several generations of today it is one of the best in Burgundy. In 1731, Michel Bouchard - trader from Dauphin, has decided to set up business in Volne. Together with his son Joseph, he began to resell the wine in barrels. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard gets a first portion of vineyards located in Volne and house in Bonn. But the economy was seriously expand only while driving his son Joseph, Antoine Philibert Bouchard. In 1789, during the French Revolution happened division of vineyards in Burgundy. At this time, most of the vineyards owned by the clergy, they were confiscated and put up for sale. Antoine took the opportunity to expand the domain. In 1791, the vineyards belonging to the abbey Mezer in Bonn, including the Clos Saint-Landry, Avo and Tёron were sold Bouchard Pere e Fiss. Since that time, the Clos Saint-Landry became a monopoly, it means that the family is the master of all Bouchard vineyard.
In 1820, Bernard Bouchard bought the former royal castle Château de Beaune, built by King Louis XI. Since then, the walls of this fortress great wines are stored Domain Bouchard Pere e Fiss. During the XX century Bouchard focused on expanding its economy. And, despite the war and the crisis, they have retained ownership collected nine generations. On the eve of the First World War, the family had a beautiful domain in Bonn that resides on 35 different vineyards with a total area of 50 hectares. In 1969, the purchase of plots was in full swing, acquired vineyards in Meursault, Chambolle-Myusini and Zhevre-Shamberten, and in 1972 bought land in Grand Cru Chambertin.
In 1995, the family sold the farm Joseph Bouchard Enrio ( Henriot ) - the owner of the family home in Champagne, who continued the traditions established by the ninth generation of the family Bouchard. And today, all observers of the wine market agree that the contribution Enrio - financial, creative, conceptual - proved invaluable at a new stage of history Bouchard Pere et Fils, quickly reach full speed. In 2005, the winery was opened Saint Vincent and built a new cellar. Thanks to valuable centuries-old traditions and the use of new technologies here are wines of the highest class.
Today Bouchard Pere e Fiss has 130 hectares of vineyards, of which 86 hectares - Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. Vineyards are known not only for its size, but a delightful and location. It employs a team of experienced professionals, the vineyards are trying to limit the use of fertilizers. In the process of wine making is paid great attention to every step, the crop is harvested by hand, the grapes from each vineyard vinified separately. The wines are aged in the fortress of Chateau de Beaune, which received the status of "historical monument". This created ideal conditions for the maturation of wines, some of which relate to the XIX century, while others are more than 50 years.
House Bouchard Aine & Fils is proud of its long history and age-old traditions. At its origins is Michel Bouchard, who in 1731 moved to Burgundy with a single purpose - to sell wine. His collaboration with the local growers and winemakers dive on Wednesday could not leave indifferent Michel, and together with his son, Joseph Bouchard, he moved from trading other people's wines to the production of their own. The aim was to create a family Bouchard perfect quality wines that would become synonymous with the word "prestige." Now, having three centuries of development, the house Bouchard Aine & Fils is known worldwide, and its wines are sold in more than 130 countries.
Good wine requires good grapes. Restricting the yield and the use of environmentally friendly methods of cultivation are the main directions in the production of quality wines. Bouchard House Ene & Fils constantly working with over 30 farms located in Burgundy and Beaujolais, buying grapes and wine only from those manufacturers, which vouches for the quality of his or her signature.
In 2000, Bouchard Aine & Fils acquired a new winery, which has been equipped according to the strict requirements of the production specifications. Exposure wines is carried out in two cellars, designed for 760 drums of 228 liters each. Masters wineries try to stick to the old French proverb: "the art of winemaking is to know when to do nothing." Therefore, the results are characterized by authenticity of wine, natural natural flavor and individual character, messaging features terroir, variety and the year.