Bouchard Père et Fils Pommard 1er Cru 2017 The Wine Gate Shop
Bouchard Père et Fils Pommard 1er Cru 2017 The Wine Gate Shop
Bouchard Père et Fils Pommard 1er Cru 2017 The Wine Gate Shop
France

Burgundy – Pommard

Bouchard Père et Fils Pommard 1er Cru 2017

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WINE SPECTATOR

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

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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.

The Vintage

The chalky and clayey soil coloured in red by ferrous oxide gives Pommard its colour, solidity and fine aromas.

2017 : Quality and quantity on the menu


After a harsh winter, which was nevertheless beneficial for working the soil, spring was warm and sunny – with the exception of a few days at the end of April. Bathed in such warm sunshine, the vegetation developed and burst into bud earlier than usual. Flowering was swift, but suffered from slight coulure (poor fruitset) due to some rainfall. Summer was very mixed: the heat wave and water stress alternated with some cooler temperatures associated with stormy showers. The plant’s physiology was able to recover in such conditions and reached optimum ripeness. Harvesting began on 4 September and lasted a fortnight in autumnal weather. It paved the way to extremely healthy grapes and a yield that was at last almost normal.

 

The red wines are rich, delicate, balanced and silky. The whites are wonderfully mature, their terroir defined with exquisite precision.

Information

  • Domain Bouchard Père et Fils
  • Vineyard Côte de Beaune
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2017
  • Classification 1er Cru
  • Variety 100% Pinot Noir
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees13°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Garnet colour with mauve to violet shades. The nose unveils notes of sherry brandy. The palate is dense, in a good symetry with the bouquet. A racy wine.

Temperature

17°

Drinking window

2023 - 2027

Wine and food pairing

Red meat in sauce, game, venison, full-flavoured cheeses.