Genot Boulanger Mercurey Sazenay 1er Cru 2018
100% Pinot Noir. Guillaume and Aude Lavollée represent the fourth generation of vignerons at Génot-Boulanger. Their wines are produced exclusively from estate-owned vineyards, located along all three Burgundy côtes, from Chambolle Musigny, down to the domaine in Meursault, and on to Mercurey. With 22 hectares, Génot-Boulanger is one of only a few family-owned Burgundian domaines to produce such a diverse range. (They make wine from over 30 appellations!). Since 2008, Guillaume and Aude 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. Mercurey is one of the most important appellations in the Côte Chalonnaise. Genot-Boulanger's parcel of Mercurey 1er Cru Sazenay was planted in 2000 and 2015. The plot is 1.81 hectares and is well situated on the slope with total eastern exposure. De-stalked and aged in 20% new oak barrels for 12 months followed by six months in tank. Bursting with primary, juicy summer and forest berry fruit. Loganberry bramble and cherry. Aromatic, soft, and accessible. Generous, polished Mercurey with joie de vivre. No wonder Neal Martin of Vinous wrote, "It is amazing how Génot-Boulanger has come out of nowhere in the last two or three years...Génot-Boulanger is an exciting new major player in Meursault, yet I anticipate that their finest wines lie ahead."