Bouchard pere Et Fils Burgundy Tasting with winemaker Frederic Weber at WWWB
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 07:30 PM
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"The First Duty of wine is to be Red...the second is to be a Burgundy"
Ok- but we like the white wines of Burgundy also… and on Thursday April 26th we have our annual barrel tasting for one of our favorite producers of chardonnay and Pinot Noir on earth.
Luc Bouchard has hosted several tastings throughout the years with us and so have other members of their staff and this year we will have the winemaker for this famous property Frederic Weber conducting the tasting this year.
Toni will be making a few traditional Burgundian dishes to accompany the wines. This is a sit down pre-poured event and we only have room for 18 tasters. The fee for this event is $125 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail email@example.com.
2016 Vintage Burgundy tasting with Bouchard Pere et Fils Winemaker
Frederic Weber at Wine Watch
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
2016 Vintage Reds
At Bouchard they taste the reds first before the whites and we will honor that tradition tonight.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Gevrey Chambertin
Price: $67.50 Sale $59.40
Bright medium red. Expressive aromas of black cherry, licorice and wild herbs. A bit green owing to its stem component but pliant, juicy and rather ne-grained, enlivened by its herbal energy. Smooth tannins saturate the palate.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Chambolle Musigny
Price: $75.00 Sale $66.00
Belonging to the Cistercian abbey of Gilly until 1500, the village of Chambolle gradually became independent and took on the name of Chambolle-Musigny in 1882. The soil and sub-soils are of ideal composition for the production of wines with remarkable finesse and elegance and they were nicknamed the "Volnay of the Côte de Nuits". The soil is generally quite shallow often just covering the rock. The vine reaches as far as 10 metres down through faults in the rock, notably in Musigny.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Savigny les Beaune
Price: $42.00 Sale $36.96
Situated 5 km north of Beaune, this village was mentioned in 936 for the first time but only took on its present name of Savigny-lès-Beaune in 1863. Vineyards have been planted here for a long time. They belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy then to the Cistercian monks. The vines are planted at an altitude of 220 to 360 metres on particularly chalky ground which is what gives the wines of Savigny such great refinement. In view of their finesse and lightness they are often qualified as "feminine wines"
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Pommard
Price: $68.25 Sale $60.06
In the 13th century, Pommard belonged to Alix de Vergy, wife of the Duke of Burgundy, Eudes II. In 1224 and 1240, she donated it to the archbishops of Lyon. Pommard then became the property of the Ducal estate, landed gentry and religious orders. During the Revolution, the property was split up as was the case for the rest
of the vineyards on the Côte-d'Or. The soil and sub-soil give Pommard its exemplary colour, solidity and fine aromas. As Victor Hugo wrote, the wines of Pommard have "gust, inspiration and occasionally genius
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Santenay
Price: $35.75 Sale $31.46
"In Santenay, the Côte-d'Or dies a fine death" is the Burgundian saying. The last appellation on the Côte de Beaune does indeed stand out. However, before becoming famous for its wines, the village of Santenay was well known for its water which had healing properties, and the village was called Santenay-les-Bains.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Vosne Romanee
Price: $80.25 Sale $70.62
Bright medium red. Tight, subtly aromatic scents of black cherry, licorice, violet and minerals. Juicy, spicy and ne-grained, with its dark fruit and dark chocolate ‑avors showing a smooth texture and noteworthy precision. A more delicate style than the Chambolle-Musigny, this village wine nishes with dusty tannins and very good cut and length.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Nuits St. George
Price: $69.50 Sale $61.16
Capital of the Côte de Nuits, this village is the home to the Hospices de Nuits that organizes an important auction of its production every year, as do the Hospices de Beaune. The main street in Nuits-Saint-Georges is named after Fagon, the doctor who treated Louis XIV and prescribed the town's wine for him. This is the most
southernly appellation of the Côte de Nuits producing wines rich in tannin which gives them strength, depth and a high potential for laying down, from five to fifteen years
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse Premier Cru
Price: $65.75 Sale $57.86
A monopole of Bouchard Père & Fils since 1872, Clos de la Mousse reveals its charms with fruit aromas combined with light toasty notes. Vineyard holding: 3.36 ha
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Savigny les Beaune les Lavieres D Premier Cru
Price: $58.50 Sale $51.48
The name of this "Climat" with rocky sub-soil comes from the great number of big flat stones called "laves" in the area. These natural stone slabs were used by the Merovingians for their tombs. One of these can be seen in the Louis XI room in the Château de Beaune. Bouchard Père & Fils owns 3.94 hectares of Savigny Premier Cru acquired at the beginning of the 20th century.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Pommard 1er Cru Premier Cru
Price: $90.00 Sale $79.20
The chalky and clayey soil coloured in red by ferrous oxide gives Pommard its colour, solidity and fine aromas. As Victor Hugo wrote, the wines of Pommard have "gust, inspiration and occasionally genius".
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Volnay Caillerets D Premier Cru
Price: $100.25 Sale $88.22
According to tradition, "who has no vines in Caillerets, does not know what Volnay is worth". Qualified as "Tête de cuvée" in the 1855 rating by Dr. Lavalle, this appellation is the very example of finesse, elegance and gracefulness. The 3.76 hectares of this exceptional Premier Cru have a particular meaning for Bouchard
Père & Fils, since it was the first vineyard bought by the House in 1775. The Carnot family who owned the land is still mentioned on the bottles "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot".
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Nuits St. George Les Cailles Premier Cru
Price: $136.25 Sale $119.90
Situated in the south of the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges, the "Climat" of Les Cailles is different from its neighbours, producing an elegant, feminine wine. As early as 1892, Danguy and Aubertin classified it as a "tête de cuvée" in their book "Les Grands Vins de Bourgogne". Bouchard Père & Fils owns 1.08 hectares of this exceptional "terroir" where the ground is oolithic chalk (chalk composed of ooliths i.e. little balls of the size of fish eggs formed by the concretion of chalk on hard stones)
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus Premier Cru 1er Cru
Price: $136.25 Sale $119.90
A signature Bouchard wine purchased after the French revolution in 1791, this gem comes from a monopole vineyard of the house. Intense, full and yet delicate on the palate. Vineyard holding: 3.92 ha
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
Price: $140.75 Sale $123.86
The first traces of vineyards at Aloxe-Corton date back to the 2nd. Century B.C.. Later, Le Corton was to be the favorite wine of Charlemagne. In the 19th century, the writer, Guy de Maupassant contributed to its reputation by calling it the "roi des bons vivants" in his famous novel "Bel ami". Corton is the only red Grand Cru on the Côte de Beaune and the only Grand Cru on the Côte d'Or to be divided into "sous-climats". "Le Corton" is the historic vineyard which gave the name to the Corton appellation.
The white wines refresh the palate and it is not uncommon in Burgundy to taste the whites after the reds.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Meursault les Clous
Price: $65.00 Sale $57.20
On the "terroir" of Meursault, some of the vineyards classified as village appellation are situated on a marly ground, identical to the Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (only the topography and altitude are different). These vineyards of a great quality deserve to be vinified separately. This is the case for the terroir of Les Clous whose name apparently comes from a deformation of the word "Clos". The Bouchard Père et Fils estate owns 8.64 hectares here, i.e. almost half of the total area.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Beaune Clos St Landry Premier Cru
Price: $66.75 Sale $58.74
It is on the site of this remarkable vineyard that we find the oldest traces of the Chardonnay variety in Beaune. Quite a rarity in this Pinot Noir territory. Before it was given the appellation of Clos Saint-Landry, this vineyard appeared under the name of Tiélandry, meaning the estate of a certain Landry. It then became the property of the abbey of Maizières before the purchase by Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard in 1791. Since then, Bouchard Père & Fils has preciously kept the monopoly of this white Premier Cru of 1.98 hectares.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Puligny Montrachet
Price: $84.50 Sale $74.36
Situated between its two neighbours, Meursault and Chassagne, the small village of Puligny-Montrachet with a sub-soil ideally suited to Chardonnay, is the true centre of gravity of the white wines of the Côte-d'Or. This village, where the most illustrious wines such as Montrachet or Chevalier-Montrachet are produced has given its name to a magnificent white wine, famed for its distinction, intense mellowness and great aromatic persistence.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Chassagne Montrachet
Price: $78.00 Sale $68.64
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Bouchard Pere ET Fils Meursault Genevrières Premier Cru
Price: $126.00 Sale $110.88
In olden days, the vineyards of this great Meursault must have been surrounded by junipers whose name has lived on. This prestigious appellation was classified as a "Tête de cuvée" as early as 1855 by Dr Lavalle in his renowned book "Histoire et Statistiques de la Vigne et des Grands Vins de la Côte-d'Or". At that time, the terms Premiers Crus and Grands Crus were not in use. Bouchard Père & Fils owns 2.65 hectares of Meursault Genevrières, often the first Chardonnays to be harvested on the estate.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Meursault Perrieres Premier Cru
Price: $135.00 Sale $118.80
It is the stony ground to which the vine clings that has given rise to the name of this exceptional "Climat": "Perrières". This Premier Cru has been renowned for its finesse and pureness for many years: in the mid 19th century, the wine maker, M. de Vergnette stated in one of his works that "Apart from the true Montrachets, I know of no other white wine so exquisite". Later, Dr. Lavalle mentioned it as "Tête de cuvée" in his 1855 rating.
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
Price: $208.25 Sale $183.26
An attractive story is told about this appellation: Charlemagne was very fond of the wine from Le Corton which, at the time, was red. Towards the end of the Emperor's life, the vineyards facing south were planted with chardonnay, to produce a white wine to avoid staining his white beard. In 1909, Bouchard Père & Fils acquired 60% of the prestigious vineyard at Le Corton (i.e. 6.93 hectares) which, has the rare particularity of being planted with either pinot noir or chardonnay. Today, Bouchard Père & Fils is the third most important owner in Corton-Charlemagne, with 3.65 hectares
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru
Price: $862.50 Sale $759.00
The most prestigious parcel in Chevalier-Montrachet. It is complex and rich, without the least heaviness. This wine is a model of elegance and refinement. Vineyard holding: 2.33 ha
Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Salad with Chablis Vinaigrette, Green apples and pear
Beef Bourguignon in a puff pastry Bowl
Yes – that is 21 wines! The fee for this tasting is $125 + Tax for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A Brief History of Bouchard Pere Et Fils
Founded in 1731, Bouchard Père & Fils now owns the most fabulous collection of famous vineyards, situated in the heart of the Côte d’Or, where the great wines of Burgundy are born. Bouchard Pere et Fils owns 130 hectares in cotes d'or making them the largest landowner of classified vineyards with 12 different Grand Cru and 74 different Premier Cru vines with legendary names : Corton-Charlemagne, Clos Vougeot, Montrachet, Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, Volnay Caillerets, Meursault Perrières, Nuits-Saint-Georges les Cailles, to name only a few. The company trades from the old Château de Beaune, a fortress built in the 15th Century whose bastions with walls as thick as seven meters shield, in the best possible atmosphere, an unequalled collection of exceptional bottles. Many of these are over a hundred years old and originated before phylloxera invaded the French vineyards.
The cellars here were built under the reign of Louis the 11th during the 14th and 15th century. They were built by one of the dukes of burgundy to store arms so they are unique as this was not intended to house wine bottles. Louis the 16th gave this fortress to the town of Beaune and they were bought by the Bouchard Pere et Fils firm in 1820. After the French revolution all property of the church was confiscated and sold at auction and it was at this time that Bouchard bought up a lot of vineyards for a very reasonable price. Today if you were to put a price tag on the vineyards owned here it would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The have the largest cellar in burgundy with 50,000 bottles of old vintages going back to 1846 Meursault Charmes. They recork the bottles every 20-40 year, they are sleeping under 10 meters of earth and some of the walls of the cellar are 5-7 meters thick so the conditions are completely perfect and natural. They are consistently 13-15 degrees Celsius and the humidity is 80-90 percent.
You can see the old arms bins that now hold wine bottles here in the first picture. The second picture shows where the three fake walls were placed during the German occupation of this region during WW2. They have four fake walls constructed to conceal some of the oldest bottles from the Germans. The third shot is a wall demonstrating just how thick the construction is.
In 1995, the Bouchard family passed the torch on to a very old Champagne family, the Henriots, who have carried on the strategy established by the Bouchards over nine generations. The Domaine expanded in the Côte de Nuits by acquiring parcels in two Grands Crus: "Bonnes Mares" and "Clos Vougeot". Then in 1996 they acquired further vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru "Les Cazetiers".
Finally, in 2005, the Maison inaugurated its new "Saint-Vincent" winery and barrel cellar. The technical team took advantage of 275 years of savoir faire and several years of observation world-wide to carry out this work, so as to maximize the quality of its wines. With this new winemaking facility, Bouchard Père & Fils is equipped to meet the challenge of the quest for excellence, without concession, in the production of the Grands Vins de Bourgogne.
Luc Bouchard hosted our group for the tasting at the winery and suggested a local restaurant, La Table de Guigone. This place was very unassuming from the street but the food was divine like the combination of Foie Gras and Sweet breads in a salad format which was spectacular. The leg of lamb was one of the best that I have ever had and the Beaune du Chateau wines that went with our meal were also incredible as this is one of the best value areas in Burgundy for both red and white.
If you want to go there while in Burgundy we recommend making reservations as many restaurants in Burgundy are only open 4-5 nights a week- Bouchard Pere et Fils however is one of the easiest wineries to visit as they are open to the public nearly every day of the week and have cellar tours everyday as well in addition to over a dozen wines available for tasting at no charge!! I may have let the cat out of the bag, if you are in Beaune there is no excuse for not stopping by this famous producer and taste through their wines, they are one of the easiest places to tour and see in Burgundy and the wines are excellent.
Everything we have in the store from Bouchard Pere et Fils
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Montrachet Grand Cru 2016
Price: $1012.50 Sale $891.00
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Beaune clos St laundry 1er Cru 2016
Price: $66.75 Sale $58.75
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Echezeaux Grand Cru 2016
Price: $262.50 Sale $231.00
Bouchard Pere ET Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2016
Price: $262.50 Sale $231.00
2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Greves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus 1er Cru
Price: $132.00 Your Price: $116.16 Quantity in Stock: 10
Wild strawberry and raspberry coulis like fruit with an array of exotic spices, gravelly earthy notes with lots of nuance here on the nose. A good amount of exotic spices and floral notes through the finsih, with silky velvety smooth tannins and a long layered finish very complex, this wine needs some time, lots of acidity, fruit and some tannins on the finish. Finish 50+ Most Excellent
2013 Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
Price: $136.00 Your Price: $119.68 Quantity in Stock: 10
This wine is a bit more reserved, with a good bit of gravelly mineral like notes exotic spices and cranberry like fruit. Zesty red berry fruit with a nice hand of acidity, a bit reserved wtill tightly wound with a long finish, needs time openeing up nicely on the second day this wine needs time but has everything in proportion. Finish 50+ Most Excellent
2002 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Price: $239.00 Your Price: $210.32 Quantity in Stock: 2
1999 Domaine Bouchard Pere Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
Price: $195.00 Your Price: $171.60 Quantity in Stock: 6
1976 Bouchard Pere & Fils Greves Vignes de L'Enfant Jesus Beaune Premier Cru
Price: $350.00 Sale Price: $295.00 Quantity in Stock: 3
Domaine William Fevre 2016’s
oming from a family that has been in the Chablis region for more than 250 years, William Fèvre’s father was already a great wine-maker after World War II. His son William founded the Domaine de la Maladière and announced his first harvest in 1959.
For many years, William Fèvre (who to this day enjoys a very good reputation as a defender of historically renowned terroirs), has worked each plot keenly and skillfully so as to make wine whose personality reflects the authenticity of the soils from which they spring.
In 1998, the venerable Henriot family from Champagne succeeded him. To continue these focused efforts, the Domaine was taken up with the constant desire to make indisputably genuine and fine wines, and above all with bringing along a very personal expertise in Chardonnay. All the efforts have but one goal – to finely express the most subtle variations in the greatest Chablis crus.
This attachment to the value of the terroir has also allowed the William Fèvre Domaine to establish an exceptional estate by acquiring some of the best Chablis vineyards.
With its 47 hectares Domaine, of which more than half are in Chablis Premier Cru (12 hectares) and Grand Cru (15.2 hectares), William Fèvre owns the widest array of Grands Crus and benefits from ideal conditions to produce excellent Chablis.
Located on “historical” terroirs, dating from before the extension of the vineyard areas that occurred in the 1970’s, the William Fèvre Domaine is at the very heart of the vineyards, on soil that mixes marl and clay-rich lime, as well as a Kimmeridgian subsoil rich in minerals and oyster fossils that give Chablis its unique mineral character.
The Chablis terroirs constitute an ideal environment for the cultivation of Chardonnay but this special soil is not enough to elaborate exceptional wines. One needs all the know-how and experience that comes from men to help a terroir live up to its full potential, and to produce grapes and wines worthy of their appellations and faithful to their origins.
At William Fèvre, everything is done, to reach this goal. Grapes are hand-picked and put in small crates, the bunches are rigorously sorted out, pressings are short, the must carefully settled, and a fine balance is established, according to the vintage, for the vinification between vat and cask. Since the 1998 vintage, the proportion of new casks was reduced so as to not dampen the subtle variations of Chablis terroir. These methods and precautions allow us to obtain rich wines of a very high aromatic purity that hold on their typicity, whose principle characteristics are minerality and freshness.
2016 Domaine William Fevre
Chablis Montee de Tonnerre 1er Cru
Price: $70.50 Sale $62.04
William Fevre Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru
Price: $60.00 Sale $52.80
William Fevre Chablis Montmains 1er Cru
Price: $56.25 Sale $49.50
William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru
Price: $61.50 Sale $54.12
William Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru
Price: $141.00 Sale $124.08
William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru
Price: $141.00 Sale $124.08
William Fevre Chablis Bougros Côte Bouguerots Grand Cru
Price: $120.00 Sale $105.60
William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru
Price: $112.50 Sale $99.00
William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2015 Magnum
Price: $45.00 Sale $39.60
William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2016
Price: $24.00 Sale $21.12
Combining lovely fruitiness with an attractive freshness and characteristic minerality, Chablis is a wine region with global renown. Domaine William Fèvre’s vineyards sit on Kimmeridgian subsoil and enjoy ideal exposures for the production of a very fine wine.
William Fevre Chablis Domaine 2016
Price: $30 Sale $26.40
Domaine William Fèvre’s vineyards sit on Kimmeridgian subsoil and enjoy ideal exposures for the production of a very fine wine. Very fresh bouquet with notes of citrus & white fruit. Marked by very pronounced mineral notes.
William Fèvre’s parcel: 115.65 acres
William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru 2014
Price: $57.75 Sale $50.82
(93 Points) This white reveals richness and breadth, with a hint of spice framing the apple, melon, yellow plum and mineral flavors. The terrific finish keeps pumping out the fruit and stone notes. Drink now through 2020. Wine Spectator
William Fevre Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru 2015
Price: $60.00 Sale $52.80
(90-92 points) The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Fourchaume comes from eight parcels on marn soils within the lieu-dit of Vaulorent. It has a delightful bouquet with scents of fresh pear, a hint of marzipan; it is sweet and charming while retaining Chablis-like austerity and poise. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, well poised with a touch of salinity developing towards the harmonious finish. This is another excellent wine from William Fevre. (NM) (8/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
William Fevre Chablis Montmains 1er Cru 2015
Price: $54.00 Sale $47.52
Montmains’ unique terroir of stony terrain produces a wine with pronounced mineral aromas, extraordinary power and excellent aging potential.
William Fèvre’s parcel: 9.12 acres
William Fevre Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru 2015
Price: $60.00 Sale $52.80
Pronounced nose of fruit and flowers, with lovely freshness and a few mineral touches. Generous palate, with lovely roundness.
William Fevre Chablis Vaulorent 1er Cru 2014
Price: $93.75 Sale $82.50
(92-94 points) The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent, which head winemaker Didier Séguier described as "a baby grand cru," was a little cloudier than the Fourchaume in the glass. It has a complex nose with a touch of grilled almond and dried apricot, well defined but just a little sultry at the moment. The palate is relatively rich on the entry compared to the other Premier Crus and this lends roundness and suppleness in the mouth. It gently builds with great precision, hints of lime and apricot flourishing on the peacock's tail of a finish. This is one of William Fevre's best wines this year. (NM) (8/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
William Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2015
Price: $138.75 Sale $122.10
This is the largest and most famous Grand Cru; one of Chablis’ first vineyards. The appellation enjoys a southerly aspect with very white, dense and deep clay soil resting on a limestone bed 31.5 inches below the ground, bringing the wine spicy notes so typical of this terroir. William Fèvre’s parcel: 10.15 acres
A bit about the 2016 vintage in Burgundy
2016 was one of the 3 less productive vintages from the last 30 years with 2003 and 1991.
The President of BIVB estimated the 2016 vintage harvest at 1.150 million hectoliters vs a decade average of 1.5 million hectoliters.
Bouchard Père & Fils
“In terms of quality, we are pretty confident: the reds show a great definition of red fruits, they are expressive on the nose, and on the palate they are round and elegant. The whites are promising with great freshness, citrus flavors, they are generous on the palate due to the maturity but with chiseled finish.”
– Frederic Weber
- Loss of 45% on Bouchard Estate due to the frost on April 26th and 27th
- One of the smallest harvest since 2003
- The harvest vary considerably from one plot to another. In Meursault there were plots at 3Hl/Ha and some others at 48 Hl/Ha.
- The most damaged appellations for Bouchard are:
- Some Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits like Échezeaux
“2016 has been a very difficult vintage for the Chablis vineyard but with very healthy grapes. The wines are showing citrus notes and beautiful minerality (oyster shells) typical from Chablis.”
- Didier Seguier
- Chablis vineyards were hit by frost 3 times (on April 19th, 25th and 27th)
- The frost damaged 50 hectares of Fèvre’s Estate:
- 30 hectares of Chablis village were 100% devasted by frost
- 50% of the Premiers Crus of Montmains, Montée de Tonnerre, Mont de Milieu and Vaulorent were damaged by frost
- Very low yields:
- 18hl/ha on Chablis village
- 15 to 25hl/ha on the frosted Premiers & Grands Crus
- 35 to 40hl/ha on the best plots.
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