Region: Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy
Variety: Pinot Noir
Terroir: 1.81 hectares; Planted in 200 and 2015; Sloped vineyards with full eastern exposure
Winemaking: manual harvest; fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks for 20-25 days; gentle extraction using punch downs and pump-overs; aged 12 months in oak barrel (20% new); transferred to tanks for additional 6 months
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 produce 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.
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