Domaine Pascal Bouchard’s Chablis Le Clos Grand Cru is the estate’s top wine.
Pascal and Joelle acquired Domaine Pascal Bouchard from experienced viticulturalist Andre Tremblay (Joelle’s father) in 1979. At the beginning of the 1980s Pascal planted many new vines in the best possible locations. The estate now comprises 33 hectares covering the four appellations of Chablis, The third phase of their development was completed in 1995 with the construction of a brand new, modern winery. Romain Bouchard began working with his parents in 2000, having completed his studies in commerce and gained valuable working experience with another wine distributor. Romain now covers all aspects at Pascal Bouchard.
Domaine Bouchard’s Les Clos is a 0.67 hectare single vineyard planted in 1964 by André Tremblay It dominates the village of Chablis. Le Clos has a southern exposition and the soils are composed of deep white clays and Kimmeridgian limestone. Grapes are hand-harvested and yields are very low, about 20 to 30 hl/ha. The wine undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tank and then all of the wine is aged in in French oak (old barrels of 350 liters) on the fine lees for a minimum of 12 months.
Chablis Le Clos is bottled a minimum of 15 months after the harvest. 100% Chardonnay, of course! Only 1500 to 2000 bottles of this wine are made each vintage.