Romain Bouchard, 32 years old and eldest son of Pascal Bouchard, grower/producer in Chablis. After studying business in Paris and working with another prestigious wine producer for commercial experience, Romain joined his family's business in Chablis in 2000.
Once he completed his winemaking studies whilst assisting in the winemaking and sales at Pascal Bouchard Romain acquired Domaine de la Grande Chaume ; the domaine of 3.37 hectares (which before hand sold all their production as must) comprises of only two parcels of vines: Chablis Premier Cru Vau de Vey : A large parcel of vines planted in 1979 and ideally facing east/south-east. It is located between of villages of Chablis and Beine, the vines are planted soil typical of the area, marl, limestone and Kimmeridgien clay. A generic Chablis parcel of young vines on very chalky soil and on a steep slopes facing south/south-west, located on the right bank of the river Serein at Fonenay, near Chablis in a valley called Grand Bois. Passionate and rigorous with a genuine feeling for viticulture and its respect for nature, Romain transferred his talents and philosophy directly to his winemaking. His wine is vinified, matured and bottled in the cellars of Pascal Bouchard in Chablis.
The Domaine has since 2007 begun an official conversion to organic viticulture.