Based on 30 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 94 points Vinous "Here, the weight and gravitas are very much front and center. Red cherry, kirsch, plum, mint and spice all blossom in the glass. The Ursules needs air to shine. A bit of time in the glass really brings out the creaminess and volume of the Pinot fruit. This is such an inviting and expressive Champagne. (AG)"
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Bouchard established his label in 2000, transitioning from sommelier to vintner. Initially spanning 1.37 hectares in the village of Celles-sur-Ource, his vineyard was expanded by amalgamating his father's plots into his own collection of prime parcels. Since 2014, all cuvées have been bottled under the Roses de Jeanne label. A meticulous vineyard manager, Bouchard emphasizes optimal harvest timing, stringent yield limits, and organic farming, ensuring quality at every step.
The domaine offers a distinct lineup of wines, each a representative of their unique site, including Val Vilaine, Côte de Bachelin, Les Ursules, Haute-Lemblée, Bolorée, and the Creux d’Enfer Rosé. Each cuvée is crafted from juice from the first pressing, fermented with indigenous yeast, and undergoes a long, slow, and cool second fermentation, enhancing the vinosity of the base wine and producing finer bubbles. As a result, these wines highlight the individual terroir, offering uniquely soil-driven personalities with a rare purity in Champagne.
Bouchard's wines are a testament to his meticulous winemaking techniques and embody his revolutionary philosophy, highlighting the promise of this young, perfectionist vigneron poised to revolutionize Champagne's landscape. His unrelenting pursuit of purity and individuality sets his Champagnes apart, making them a true expression of place and time.