Boutique Wines

Domaine Bouard-Bonnefoy sets the standard for naturally made, profoundly flavorful white Burgundy. Consider the family’s hand-cranked wooden press, the mini-family cellar and the bottling “line,” where each bottle is corked and labeled by hand—when someone says they are searching for an authentic wine far removed from today’s hyper-technology and trends, they’re looking for Bouard-Bonnefoy wines.

This winemaking family represents a Burgundy that many believe has disappeared, but really the Bouard-Bonnefoy clan embodies the sort of artisanal spirit to which we’ve always been drawn in our three decades of visiting the Côte d’Or.

What Chassagne’s many beautiful vineyards offer, the Bouard-Bonnefoys capture faithfully—these are wines that astound with their pure aromas, their deep flavors and their ability to seduce from the very first sip.

Nothing rattles winemaker Fabrice Bouard, who in his 40s is already on his second career—his first being a bodyguard for French dignitaries. His wife, Carine Bonnefoy, represents the fourth generation of a Chassagne winemaking family. Their estate has always been small, a labor of love with wines mostly sold to locals and friends. In 2006, Fabrice and Carine took over the family production, with Carine’s father (well-known in the village for being one of the more diligent grape growers around) assisting in the fields.

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Domaine Bouard Bonnefoy

Bourgogne Blanc

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Bourgogne AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Estate vineyard (lieu-dit) ‘Plantelonge,’ at some 750 feet above sea level and facing southwest, is located just east of villages-level vineyard ‘Les Pierres’ in the appellation of Chassagne-Montrachet. Soils are a mix of clay and limestone. AGE OF VINES: 10 years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BourgogneAlcohol: 13 %

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘en Remilly’

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Chassagne-Montrachet AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Facing full south, ‘En Remilly’ sits at the summit of the Mont Rachet, at the border of Chassagne and Puligny. It directly touches grand cru Chevalier-Montrachet in Puligny. Soils are thin, and the “mother rock” of limestone here sits just below the surface. AGE OF VINES: 35 years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Chassagne-MontrachetAlcohol: 13.5%

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘La Maltroie’

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Chassagne-Montrachet AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Facing east, ‘Maltroie’ sits between 720 and 750 feet in altitude on a gradual slope, south of the village. Estate vines are located in lieu-dit ‘Les Places.’ Soils are very rocky, with limestone/clay subsoils. AGE OF VINES: 30+ years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Chassagne-MontrachetAlcohol: 13.5%

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Chevenottes’

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Bourgogne AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Facing east, ‘Chenevottes’ sits between 720 and 750 feet in altitude on a gradual slope at the border with Saint-Aubin. Soils are deep, mixing limestone, clay and marl. AGE OF VINES: 45+ years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Chassagne-MontrachetAlcohol: 13.5%

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Macherelles’

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Chassagne-Montrachet AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Facing east, ‘Macherelles’ sits at 750 feet in altitude on a gentle slope, just north of the village proper. Soils are a classic Burgundian mix of limestone and clay. AGE OF VINES: 45+ years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Chassagne-MontrachetAlcohol: 13.5%

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Vergers’

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Chassagne-Montrachet AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Facing east, ‘Vergers’ sits between 720 and 810 feet in altitude on a pronounced slope, near the border with Saint-Aubin. Soils combine limestone and clay. AGE OF VINES: 20+ years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Chassagne-MontrachetAlcohol: 13.5%

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Morgeot les petit Clos’

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Chassagne-MontrachetAlcohol: 13.5%

Chassange-Montrachet Village

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Chassagne-Montrachet AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Fruit comes from four separate villages-level plots in Chassagne. ‘Les Chênes,’ which borders premier cru vineyard ‘La Matroie;’ ‘La Bergerie’ in the village proper; ‘Sur Matronge’ and ‘La Têtière,’ planted in 2011 by the family, were both once vegetable gardens. Soils mix limestone subsoils with clay and gravel. AGE OF VINES: 5-20 years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel (20% new; the rest 2-3 wine barrels).

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Chassange MontrachetAlcohol: 13 %

Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Aubues’

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Puligny-Montrachet AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: East-facing lieu-dit ‘Les Aubues’ sits inside the Puligny vineyard ‘Les Enseignères,’ just a stone’s throw downslope from grand cru BâtardMontrachet. Soils here richer and deeper than upslope, with more clay. AGE OF VINES: 55+ years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Puligny-MontrachetAlcohol: 13 %

Saint-Aubin 1er Cru ‘Le Charmois’

REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Chassagne-Montrachet APPELLATION: Saint-Aubin AOC BLEND: 100% Chardonnay VINEYARDS: Facing east, ‘Les Charmois’ sits on a steep slope, between 750 and 920 feet in altitude, bordering ‘Les Chaumées’ in Chassagne-Montrachet. Soils are very stony, with thin top soils and solid limestone subsoils. AGE OF VINES: 30-60 years WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed in an upright wooden press, cranked by hand. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels. Aged for one year in barrel, with 20% new oak.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2017Region: BurgundyAppellation: Saint-AubinAlcohol: 13 %