Gerard Boulay, Sancerre Chavignol Blanc Tradition 2021Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
The Boulay family has been in Sancerre since 1380, Gerard the current generation of the family adds no yeast and little to no SO2 during vinification. He describes his role as one of “surveillance” to make sure nothing goes wrong. In general he works by instinct, “au feeling” because he wants to “let the wine live” and tries not to interfere with the natural process. Most of his vineyard sites average about 45 years in age. While many vignerons in Sancerre continue with conventional winemaking, Gerard continues to implement organic farming and making thoughtful, traditional Sancerre.
This wine brings together the best of Boulay’s young vine vineyards in the small village of Chavignol. They are planted in the kimmeridgian soils that make the appellation’s wines so notable, with bracing minerality and citrus high tones.