René Bouvier

René Bouvier

Practical buildings on the Dijon road out of Gevrey are home to the accomplished grower Bernard Bouvier who came to our attention on the recommendation of star producer Bernard Dugat. With his first harvest in 1982 and in sole charge of the family domaine since 1992, Bernard now has 17 ha in Gevrey, Fixin and Marsannay, with the latter two being great sources of better value burgundies. 

These new premises have also afforded him the space to work, and we no longer have to taste in the kitchen of his family home either! Like Bernard Dugat’s fruit, Bouvier’s comes from extremely low yields and organic cultivation, becoming certified organic in 2013. The range has recently been supplemented with several wines from share-farmed en fermage vineyards. Bernard has refined his winemaking so that his Gevreys are now some of the most precise expressions of terroir that one can find, along with very fine fruit flavours and sensual tannins. As much as anything this is down to less extraction before and during fermentation: there's no need to force the extraction, says Bernard, a beautiful grape gives everything that it has to give. They are regularly very well written up in the French wine guides, but he remains largely overlooked by British wine writers.

  1. Fixin, Crais de Chene, Rene Bouvier
    Fixin, Crais de Chêne, René Bouvier 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Fixin is almost next door to Gevrey-Chambertin and offers good value like this very approachable,...
    £36.00 per bottle
  2. Charmes-Chambertin gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Charmes-Chambertin grand cru, René Bouvier 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Most Mazoyère-Chambertin is sold as Charmes, and this is the case here, but it does produce...
    £150.00 per bottle
  3. Marsannay Longeroies, Bouvier
    Marsannay, Longeroies, René Bouvier 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Succulent raspberry fruit character with super intensity, with more fresh raspberry fruit on the...
    £33.00 per bottle
  4. Echezeaux gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Echézeaux grand cru, René Bouvier 2012
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    This is long and complex with dark fruit flavours with fine oak, subtle spice, coffee and hints of...
    £135.00 per bottle
  5. Chambolle 1er Les Fuées, Bouvier
    Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées, René Bouvier 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    From vineyards next to Bonnes Mares, a big, rich, wine with structure but tempered by a pretty...
    £96.00 per bottle
  6. Echezeaux gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Echézeaux grand cru, René Bouvier 2015
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Intense and deeply concentrated with ripe fruit and a silky moreish character. Great depth and...
    £150.00 per bottle
  7. Marsannay Blanc, Bouvier
    Marsannay Blanc, Le Clos, Monopole, René Bouvier 2014
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Tangy, greengage fruit aromas with white fruits and cream lead on to an attractive palate with good...
    £23.50 per bottle
  8. Chambolle 1er Les Fuées, Bouvier
    Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées, René Bouvier 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Classic Chambolle with pretty fruit on the nose and palate with the hallmark silkiness of this...
    £94.00 per bottle
  9. Echezeaux gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Echézeaux grand cru, René Bouvier 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Intense and deeply concentrated with ripe fruit and a silky moreish character. Great depth and...
    £110.00 per bottle
  10. Charmes-Chambertin gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Charmes-Chambertin grand cru, René Bouvier 2011
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Most Mazoyère-Chambertin is sold as Charmes, and this is the case here, but it does produce a...
    £99.00 per bottle
  11. Charmes-Chambertin gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Charmes-Chambertin grand cru, René Bouvier 2014
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    A lovely nose, finely crafted and very attractive, the rich damson fruit is supported by tannin and...
    £99.00 per bottle
  12. Marsannay Blanc, Bouvier
    Marsannay Blanc, Le Clos, Monopole, René Bouvier 2016
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Tangy, greengage fruit aromas with white fruits and cream lead on to an attractive palate with good...
    £27.00 per bottle
  13. Gevrey, Racines du Temps VV, R Bouvier
    Gevrey-Chambertin, Racines du Temps, très vieilles vignes, René Bouvier 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    On the nose tinned, spiced, wild strawberries and dark cherry the fruit follows on the palate with...
    £63.00 per bottle
  14. Charmes-Chambertin gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Charmes-Chambertin grand cru, René Bouvier 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    With 18 months in barrel, 30% new oak, this is a ripe and rich wine. On the nose, lots of plums and...
    £150.00 per bottle
  15. Echezeaux gr cru, Rene Bouvier
    Echézeaux grand cru, René Bouvier 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Again dark fruits on the nose here, deep cherry and toasty oak notes. Superb body with blackberry...
    £159.00 per bottle
  16. Marsannay Blanc, Bouvier
    Marsannay Blanc, Le Clos Monopole, René Bouvier 2015
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Tangy, greengage fruit aromas with white fruits and cream lead on to an attractive palate with good...
    £24.50 per bottle