Area of production: Burgundy wines are named after a region, a commune, or a particular climat within a commune and depending on their origine. The Burgundy viticulture includes six regions : Chablis, situated 150km south-east of Paris (near to Auxerre) going further south and after Dijon (150km south-east of Chablis) we come to the Cote de Nuits, the Cote de Beaune, the Cote chalonnaise, Maconnaise and finally Beaujolais. The Beaujolais wine region is mainly situated in the Rhone region (with the exception of Saint-Amour which is situated in the Saone et Loire). This is a very important wine region as it represents half of the surface of the Bourgogne wine region. The caracter of these wines is very different to the other wines of Burgundy, except for the red Maconnais wines, north of Beaujolais, which use the same grape variety gamay.
Classification: This is a regional appellation which means that it could come from any part of the Burgundy region producing red wines. But from the same specific border limit of their particular production.
Production: This wine area covers 15,755 acres, there are 1,575 acres in the Saone et Loire region, the grapes are picked in 32 villages of the Beaujolais region. The Beaujolais-Villages Appellation is one of the oldest in Beaujolais.
|When Michel Bouchard settled in Burgundy in 1731 to set up a flourishing enterprise in the fabric trade followed by branching out to become a wine broker, he laid down the family’s Burgundian roots. In 1750, his eldest son, Joseph, followed his father in the family business, anchoring the presence of the Bouchards on the Cote d’Or.
Working closely with local winegrowers, this close collaboration resulted in a crafting of wine merchant-winemaker-cellarer, with the unyielding quest for perfection in quality, authenticity of style and prestige. Formed from over two centuries of savoir-faire, these attributes are imbued in the culture of our House - Bouchard Aine & Fils. The outcome - a perfect mastery of grape selection, winemaking and ageing.
The history of the first wine merchant families is rich and complex. However, few remain that continue this rich tradition. Our House, Bouchard Aine & Fils is one of the exceptions amongst the few and is passionately proud of its two-century old history and tradition.