In a nutshell: A rich and round Burgundy from the capital of the Côte de Nuits.
The lowdown: The village of Nuits-Saint-Georges produces some of the most well loved Burgundies and this cuvée from the Bouchard Père et Fils is a perfect example. The powerful aromas of red berries and a touch of spice lead onto a rich, well structured wine with a good tannic backbone giving it a good depth and roundness in the mouth. It also has the potential to age well if laid down.
When to drink: Game, venison, or a good roast are excellent food pairings.
Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous 'Les Caillerets' climat and from there started to develop the family's vineyard holdings.
During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph's son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family's vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous 'Beaune Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus.' They continued to build holdings in the best villages throughout the later 19th and early 20th centuries.
In 1995 Bouchard Père et Fils was bought by Joseph Henriot, whose family have been growers and producers in Champagne for over 200 years. Today, Bouchard Père & Fils is the largest land-owner in the Côte d'Or, with a 130 hectares of vineyards in total. Operations in the cellars are overseen by head winemaker Frédéric Weber.