Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru Red Burgundy 2016 Red Wine
Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru Red Burgundy 2016
Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France
92 points Wine Spectator: "Exuding both ripe cherry fruit flavor and a smoky overtone, this red is distinctive and vibrant. Earth, spice and mineral elements add depth and the firm, yet integrated structure gives this some grip. Fine length. Best from 2020 through 2033."
High quality and great value are the hallmarks of Bouchard Père & Fils wines. The Beaune du Chateau red Burgundy is a blend of 17 Premier Cru Villages, and is an outstanding value for a Premier Cru wine.
According to winemaker Frédéric Weber, "The 2016 vintage is showing excellent acidity, good concentration, a purity of fruit aromas and flavors, and the terroir is very well defined." He suggests the 2016 vintage may be even more interesting than the 2015.
Founded in 1731 in the city of Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Pere & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest and most highly respected wine-merchant houses.
FROM THE WINERY:
"In 1820 Bernard Bouchard purchased the Château de Beaune, a former royal fortress built in the 15th century by King Louis XI.
Four of the five original towers of the fortress, as well as parts of the ramparts, still stand today and have been featured on the list of historic monuments since 1937.
The cellars run deep underground beneath the property providing ideal natural storage conditions for Bouchard Père & Fils’ fine wines.
Up to 10 metres deep, the wines develop and age undisturbed. These include a unique collection of over 2,000 bottles from the 19th century. A priceless historical legacy with, as its icon, the oldest wine – a Meursault Charmes 1846 which still retains its luster."
In 2015 Bouchard & Fils earned the "High Environmental Value" classification, recognizing the highest level of organic vine growing and winemaking.