Bouchard Père & Fils
Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy, with a history that spans nearly three centuries and nine generations. Bouchard is also one of the largest landowners in the Côte d’Or, with a comprehensive mosaic of vineyards in a wide variety of prestigious appellations. The domain runs to 130 hectares; 12 of which are classified Grand Cru and 74 Premier Cru, ensuring they are the largest owners of Premier and Grand Cru vineyards and largest owners in Meursault.
Bouchard, along with their sister house William Fèvre will be the largest, certified organic wine estate in Burgundy by 2026. Bouchard’s cellars are located in the Château de Beaune, a former royal fortress built in the 15th Century and home to a unique collection of over 2000 bottles, including a Meursault Charmes 1846.
The Guigal Domaine was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of
Ampuis, home to the wines of the Côte Rôtie. These vineyards are over 2,400 years old,
and the small terraced walls, characteristic of the Roman period, are still visible today. The Guigal family are internationally recognised for producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhône Valley and have received many awards and accolades over the years.
In 2006, Marcel Guigal was awarded Decanter Man of the Year for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Rhône area. Additionally, all three of Guigal’s most treasured cuvées: ‘La Landonne’, ‘La Mouline’, and ‘La Turque’ have scored 100 Robert Parker Points for many vintages. Guigal is passionate about two grapes, Viognier for whites and Syrah for reds. Their Condrieu is a signature of Guigal
whites and a benchmark of its type. White wines account for 25% of Guigal’s total production, compared to an average of just 7-8% for the region as a whole – a factor that clearly demonstrates their strength in this area. Today Guigal is run by the 2nd and 3rd generations of the family, with Philippe Guigal as its chief oenologist.
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