AOC approved (allowed to be produced anywhere in Burgundy) Our vines for Bourgogne Blanc are located in the Meursault region from a calcareous soil. The originality of this Bourgogne Blanc is an indication of the complexity of the ‘terroir’ complementing a beautiful palate of aromas at a reasonable price.
Grape variety : Chardonnay
Color : White
Appellation : Bourgone Blanc
Soil : Calcareous.
Place : AOC approved grown in Meursault
Col.our : White gold with hints of light green
Nose : The wine has a very open and fiery nose infused of burnt wood mixed with vanilla extracts and roasted chestnuts.
Palate : Mineral and delicate; concentrated characteristics of mainly fresh fruit like peach and pear.
Temperature : 8°-10° C
Gourmet agreement : Similar to an Aligoté best served as an ‘apéritif’ with a ‘crème de cassis’ blackcurrant. Eat with a white turkey salad drizzled with walnut oil or simply with a freshwater fish.
Aging potential : 4-5 years depending on time of harvest and vintage
About the winery:
This is a truly spectacular domaine, blissfully underrated and therefore a bargain given its level of quality. With choice holdings of old non-clonal vines, Vincent Boyer (who has now taken over the domaine from his father Yves) achieves naturally low yields, which gives his wines great power and expression. On that note, he believes firmly in allowing site character to express itself clearly, as illustrated in his many single-vineyard offerings. His wines occupy a best-of-both-worlds position; they have vineyard typicity and terroir expressiveness on the one hand, and multidimensional flavors and textures on the other. Vincent guides the wines through lengthy malolactic fermentations on their own wild yeasts, followed by aging 12 months in oak, approximately one-third of which is new.
This estate’s stupendous Bourgogne Blanc is the equivalent of many producers’ village-level Meursault, and the wines just get better from there. The lieu-dit Meursault “L’Ormeau” comes from 80-90 year-old vines in the heart of the vineyard, and is very intense and long. Of his fantastic premier crus, “Les Perrieres” tends toward raciness and steely minerality, while “Les Charmes” – considered by many to be the greatest wine in his lineup – is harmonious, ripe, honeyed, and luscious. Yves also produces two wonderful Puligny-Montrachet premier crus, competitive with the very best in the appellation.
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It has been 15 years since Vincent Boyer took the reins from his father and put his stamp on Domaine Yves Boyer-Martenot. His tenacity in the vineyards and dedication to balance and freshness has led to wines of increased terroir clarity and chiseled Meursault typicity. Located in the heart of Meursault, this 4th generation property boasts a lineup of remarkable, high altitude lieu dits and Premier crus that have few equals in the village. Vincent allows only indigenous yeast in the cellar, using little new wood and bottling his whites with low levels of SO2 and minimal to zero filtration. The results recently are crystal pure Chardonnay from some of the best situated holdings in all of Meursault. Vincent's dedication to old vines, tireless work in the vineyards is clearly evident in his wines, even though his decision to shy away from the limelight has kept these beauties under the radar for years. For those in the know, there is no doubt that is one of the elite estates in all of Burgundy.