2021 Gerard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu

2021 Gerard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu

2021 Gerard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu

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The Boulay family have nine hectares in the village of Chavignol, and can trace their history as grape growers in the village back to 1380. Their vineyards are planted in Kimmeridgian-centric soils, which include the famed “crus” of Monts Damnés, La Grande Côte, and Clos de Beaujeu.

They have been farming organically since 1990 and harvest everything by hand. Their top wines, aged in a mix of tank and neutral 300L barrels, can age easily for over 20 years. Along with his neighbours such as François Cotat, Gérard makes wines that leave the grape variety far behind, with no trace of herbaceous one-dimensionality. Instead, his wines are arrestingly beautiful expressions of the unique terroirs of the region, displaying beguiling floral characters and a chalky, limestone freshness that truly speaks of their place of origin. The wines are thrilling, delicate and captivating in their youth, and profoundly soulful with age.

This is Sancerre to be measured against the finest whites of France—and when compared to the same quality from Chablis and the Côte de Beaune, you'll see them for the serious bargains they are.

Tasting Note:
Unlike his neighbours who use the lieu dit name Cul de Beaujeu, Gérard keeps the original 'Clos' in his, as his vines lie within the oldest part of the vineyard, that had originally been surrounded by a wall. They sit in the chalky Kimmeridgian terres blanches soils of the dramatically steep south-east facing slope that rises up behind the village of Chavignol. This is the most opulant in character, the most open and forward in its youth, with fleshy fruits and just a hint of tropical succulence, twinned with a superbly fresh cut of acidity.

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