The wines of Génot-Boulanger are perennial favorites of ours. Year after year these fourth generation vignerons produce some of the highest quality wines in burgundy! Guillaume and Aude Lavollée have worked painstakingly to improve the quality of their wines, converting to organic farming practices and experimenting with biodynamics. The domaine’s philosophy is “maximum work in the vineyards for minimum intervention in the cuverie.” This has translated to wines that are first and foremost true to their terroir.
The Chardonnays at Genot-Boulanger are whole-cluster pressed. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels with native yeasts and there is no batonnage. The percentage of new barrels used is around 20-30%. After 12 months of aging, the wine is racked and aged for another six months in stainless steel before being bottled.
The climat of Les Vergelesses extends across Savigny lès-Beaune and Pernand-Vergelesses. Its name comes from the old road that used to connect Beaune to the lordship of Vergy.
Genot-Boulanger's parcel of Chardonnay is 0.21 hectare and was planted in 1991. The poor and shallow soils are white marl and limestone based as well as rich in silt and sand.
The vineyard site is one of the coolest in Cote de Beaune. Despite a particularly warm vintage in 2018, this wine shows beautifully with electric-like acidity and incredible depth of fruit.
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