Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne 2018 The Wine Gate Shop
Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne 2018 The Wine Gate Shop
Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne 2018 The Wine Gate Shop
France

Burgundy – Corton-Charlemagne

Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne 2018

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Ratings

96 100

WINE SPECTATOR

94 100

JAMES SUCKLING

17.5 20

JANCIS ROBINSON

The estate

Founded in 1731 and located in Beaune in the heart of Burgundy’s Climats for nearly three centuries, the family-owned Maison Bouchard Père & Fils cultivates a search for excellence and the transmission of knowledge. Highly sought after, its wines benefit from optimal ageing conditions in the underground cellars of Château de Beaune, the former 15th century royal fortress that the Maison has occupied since 1820. The Maison was acquired by the Henriot family in 1995 and is part of Artémis Domaines since September 2022.

"The inspiration of terroir, the work of time"

Bouchard Père & Fils

The vineyard

The 130 hectares of vines are spread over a hundred climats in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, three quarters of which are Premiers and Grands Crus, including: Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, Pommard, Beaune Clos Saint-Landry, Beaune Clos de la Mousse, Beaune Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares, Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin, etc.

Obtaining level HEV3 certification in 2015, the Maison has been committed to a more responsible approach to winegrowing since 2009, with all the vineyards moving towards organic certification by 2026.

See the Corton-Charlemagne vineyard in 360

The Vintage

2018 : Rain, then fine weather and impeccable quality

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.


After a very mild start to the year, temperatures became decidedly chillier, but it remained grey and overcast with lots of rain. Come April, and some warmth returned. Thermometer readings rose steadily over the coming months, at times becoming unseasonably hot, and sunshine became ever more plentiful as harvest time approached. There were a few stormy spells though, and these finished off the ripening that the hot, dry conditions had stalled. Vegetative growth therefore continued its course. The bumper harvest took place amidst cloudy, cool conditions. This vintage has yielded beautifully ripe grapes of premium quality.

 

As such, the red wines exhibit strikingly dark robes, very mature bouquets and are dense and supple on the palate. Elegance, complexity and expressiveness, as ever, grace the chardonnays.

Information

  • Domain Bouchard Père et Fils
  • Vineyard Côte de Beaune
  • Color
    White
  • Vintage 2018
  • Classification Grand Cru
  • Variety 100% Chardonnay
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Very nice golden colour. The intense nose gives off smells of toast and white flesh fruits aromas. Fresh and very balanced on the mouth, with salty tastes worthy of the appellation. A great wine.

Temperature

12°

Drinking window

2025 - 2028

Wine and food pairing

Fish and shellfish in sauce, foie gras.