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2016 Bouchard Ainé & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin

ITEM 8024864 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
dolee5 1 $45 $45
Cajunwine 3 $45 $135
4 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8043251 1 $45 Dec 26, 2021
I8024864 4 $45 Dec 12, 2021
I8010607 4 $45 Nov 28, 2021
I8002977 24 $41 Nov 21, 2021
I8000138 3 $45 Nov 14, 2021
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PRODUCER

Bouchard Ainé & Fils

This Beaune-based negociant is one of the largest in Burgundy, and it includes the producer Bouchard Pere et Fils. Originally started in 1731 to sell cloth, founder Michel Bouchard and his sons eventually acquired vineyards and sold wine. The Bouchard family owned and operated the company until 1995, when it was sold to the French Champagne house Joseph Henriot. With more than 300 acres of vineyards in various parts of Burgundy, Bouchard Pere et Fils produces Grand Crus, Premiers Crus and other wines. It makes red and white Burgundies, and is especially well-known for Grand Cru Chardonnays. As a negociant, Bouchard Aine & Fils, markets a large portfolio of wines from many Burgundian appellations,

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Gevrey-Chambertin

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.