Area of production: Burgundy wines are named after a region, a county, or a particular climate within a county and depending on their origin. The Burgundy viticultural region is divided into six departments: Chablis, situated 90 miles southeast of Paris (near Auxerre), the Cote de Nuits, the Cote de Beaune, the Cote Chalonnaise, Maconnaise and finally Beaujolais.
This appellation is a Maconnais, from the Saone and Loire region, between Tournus and Macon, west of the Saone River. This region is well known for its fine white wines as well as its fruity red wines.
Classification: It is a village appellation, which means that the grapes are grown on the territorial limits of a village. Pouilly and Fuisse are the names of two Maconnais villages situated in the extreme south of the Cote Maconnaise and next to St Veran.
Production: Pouilly-Fuisse covers 2,330 acres spread over four villages.
|When Michel Bouchard settled in Burgundy in 1731 to set up a flourishing enterprise in the fabric trade followed by branching out to become a wine broker, he laid down the family’s Burgundian roots. In 1750, his eldest son, Joseph, followed his father in the family business, anchoring the presence of the Bouchards on the Cote d’Or.
Working closely with local winegrowers, this close collaboration resulted in a crafting of wine merchant-winemaker-cellarer, with the unyielding quest for perfection in quality, authenticity of style and prestige. Formed from over two centuries of savoir-faire, these attributes are imbued in the culture of our House - Bouchard Aine & Fils. The outcome - a perfect mastery of grape selection, winemaking and ageing.
The history of the first wine merchant families is rich and complex. However, few remain that continue this rich tradition. Our House, Bouchard Aine & Fils is one of the exceptions amongst the few and is passionately proud of its two-century old history and tradition.