Michel Bouchard founded the Burgundian wine estate in 1731, ranking it among the oldest in the region. The Chateau de Beaune, built by King Louis XI in the 15th century and the centrepiece of Domaine Bouchard Pere & Fils, was bought by Bernard Bouchard in 1820. The deep underground cellars of this grand chateau provide perfect storage conditions for wine, displaying the bottled history of the estate. The estate remained in family hands for almost three hundred years, acquiring a huge amount of land, until it was sold to Joseph Henriot, of Champagne fame, in 1995.
Domaine Bouchard Pere & Fils is the largest domaine in the Cote d'Or, representing 130 hectares of vines, most of which are classed Premier Cru and Grand Cru.
The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières spent 11 months in barrel using 10% to 15% new wood. Now this is a level up from the Les Clous 2014 (as it should be) with walnut and smoke filtering through on the nose that is very "Genevrières." The palate is well balanced with subtle tropical fruit (guava and apricot, a hint of quince), matched by a fine line of acidity and a composed, lightly spiced finish that tingles in the mouth. This is a lovely Meurault Genevrières from Bouchard Père.
15% new oak. Expressive of this vineyard with high-toned blossomy notes. Good grip and tension with exciting nervosity. Very pure fruit.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.