Romain and Damien Bouchard founded their winemaking estate only in 2016, yet they are the fourth generation of their clan to toil the classic and chalky, Kimmeridgian soils of Chablis. For decades, the family provided other winemakers with peerless Chardonnay fruit, pulled from impressive holdings in grand cru and premier cru vineyards, planted carefully by family hands. With a passion to craft Chablis wines according to “simple and natural” methods and with a good dose of “observation and patience,” the brothers—who call themselves “perfectionists”— have set a new, higher standard for the character-driven wines of Chablis.
The family tends some 10 acres of premier cru land in ‘Beauroy,’ an east-facing premier cru not far from the village of Beines. Here 40-year-old vines transform fruit into a thrilling Chablis of profound grace and energy.