A journey through Beaune

Bouchard's main Beaune PCs

Bouchard Père et Fils, now a sister company to Ch Latour, demonstrate the quality and character of some of Beaune's premiers crus.

The most striking numbers that emerged from this tutored tasting in London, led by Bouchard’s director of vines and wines Frédéric Weber and European export director Cyrille Harmel, was not the date the négociant house was founded by merchant-draper Michel Bouchard (1731) nor the area of vines the company owns in the Côte d’Or (130 ha/321 acres) nor the number of premiers and grands crus included within those hectares (74 and 12 respectively) but the proportion of their...