Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils was founded in 1731 by a cloth merchant from Dauphine named Michel Bouchard. By the end of his life, he had assembled the negociant operation which would grow into what is today the largest owner of Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the Cote d'Or. The domaine can count 130 hectares to its name, located in Chevalier-Montrachet, Corton, Chambertin, and Clos Vougeot and to name just a few sites. All together, Bouchard produces an astounding 80 crus each vintage.
This heft in the market would barely be worth remarking, if it weren't for the consistently excellent wines produced by the domaine. The broad range of red wines all display superb freshness and purity of fruit as well as considerable aging potential. Bouchard takes whites seriously too: these come from some of the greatest sites in Burgundy -- especially Montrachet -- and are intensely flavored and vibrant, never heavy or over the top.