Our winery sits at the heart of Bouchon, on the Mingre estate.
Our winery sits at the heart of Bouchon, on the Mingre estate. The main building is a plain but dignified structure with adobe walls and clay floors built in the early 1900s which houses our barrels, the microvinification room and the wine cellar.
In our barrel room we use traditional techniques to control the environment naturally, letting the earth floor and simple air current manipulations adjust the humidity and temperature as needed, thereby reducing energy consumption. This is where the wine is aged in 225 liter French oak barrels after the vinification process.
Another long-standing staple of the winery are the cavernous concrete tanks (18,500 L each) where each of our best red varietals is vinified separately. The thick walls which divide one tank from another also provide the perfect place for the maceration of the grapes while they are in optimal condition, before and after fermentation.
Designed to process separate lots, our stainless steel tanks can hold from 1,200 L to 120,000 L each. We also use isothermal barrels for cold decantations, controlled fermentations and the stabilization of wines by temperature.