Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune Grèves, “Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus,” 2009

Bouchard, one of Burgundy’s top producers, own this 10-acre plot, which is situated in the heart of Beaune Grèves, an 80-acre Premier Cru vineyard, which itself is one of the top Premier Cru vineyards in Beaune, a town that lacks Grand Cru vineyards. The Carmelite sisters, the original owners of the plot, named it after the baby Jesus because they considered that the birth of the Sun King (Louis XIV) was a miracle since his mother, Anne of Austria, was sterile. Bouchard Père et Fils (not be confused with Bouchard Aîné et Fils) purchased the plot in 1791 from the government after many vineyards were nationalized following the French Revolution. It’s Bouchard’s flagship and never fails to thrill.

Vivino 2017 Wine Style Awards
November 30, 2016