Founded in 1731 in Beaune, Bouchard Père & Fils is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy. For nearly 3 centuries, 9 generations have succeeded one another, driven by the ambition of creating an exceptional estate in Burgundy.
Patiently constructed over the years, the vineyard at the Bouchard Père & Fils estate covers 130 hectares of vines today. Bringing together prestigious appellations and exceptional plots, the Bouchard Père & Fils vineyard constitutes a unique winegrowing heritage in Burgundy.
It was in 1220 that Clos de la Mousse was bequeathed to the Chapter of Notre-Dame by the Canon Edme de Saudon. Broken up during the French Revolution, the Clos de la Mousse vineyard was gradually acquired by the Bouchard family following various acquisitions. A monopoly vintage of the Bouchard Père & Fils house since 1872 and still enclosed by its original wall, the Premier Cru Clos de la Mousse – Côte de Beaune covers 3.36 hectares.
Winemaking and ageing
Once manual harvests have been carried out and the grapes sorted, the grapes are subject to either partial or total destemming, depending on the vintage. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in small containers, with gentle pressing. The ageing of the Beaune Premier Cru Clos de la Mousse by Bouchard Père & Fils takes place in French oak barrels (of which 30 to 40% are new) for 12 to 14 months within the Bastion cellars of the former Château de Beaune.
This 2018 Beaune Premier Cru Clos de la Mousse by Bouchard Père & Fils is 100% Pinot Noir.
The refined nose combines fragrances of red fruits with grilled and toasted notes.
On the palate, this great red wine from Côte de Beaune deploys a fleshy, refined and delicate substance.
Food and wine pairings
This great red wine from Beaune can be enjoyed with white meats and grilled poutry.
Advice for serving
For optimal tasting, serve at a temperature between 17 and 18°C.
This 2018 Beaune Premier Cru Clos de la Mousse by Bouchard Père & Fils can wait in the cellar until 2028 to develop its entire aromatic palette.