About Bouchard Aîné & Fils
Michel Bouchard settled in Burgundy in 1731 initially to set up an enterprise in the fabric trade; however, branching out to become a wine broker, he laid down the family’s Burgundian wine roots. In 1750, his eldest son, Joseph, joined the family business and the dynasty was founded.
Vincent Bottreau is the house’s ‘Viticulteur’, succeeding Antoine Dupré in 2014; the title denotes the separate but inextricably linked parts of his winemaking role. A primary element of his role is managing the crucial growing partner relationships and overseeing the quality of the grapes they grow; this is then followed by vinification, ageing and the blending of these elements to create the finished wines. Vincent is the conductor of this orchestra, the house’s resident maestro, creating the cuvées and guaranteeing a consistent style and quality.
Vincent is a former research and development telecommunications engineer, who filed 15 patents in his previous life, and through his overwhelming passion for wine, moved from the digital world to the universe of vine and wine. Acquiring plenty of knowledge and experience during this conversion, he aims to produce elegant wines that are true to their Burgundian terroir.
In 2008 Bouchard launched of a pair of wines, a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay, from south-western France. These wines benefit from Bouchard’s expertise in working with these two Burgundian varietals.